Actual Madrid paid a wealthy tribute to Wales star Gareth Bale after the footballer introduced his retirement on the age of 33.
“Given Gareth Bale’s announcement of his retirement from football as a professional player, Real Madrid CF wants to show its gratitude, admiration and affection for a great legend of our club and world football,” the assertion learn.
Bale joined the LaLiga membership in 2013 on a document switch from Tottenham and performed for the membership for nearly a decade, profitable 19 titles and the Ballon d’Or title in 2018.
“Gareth Bale has been part of our team in one of the most successful stages in our history and forever represents many of the brightest moments of the last decade, such as his goal after a memorable run in the final of the Copa del Rey in Valencia,” the membership stated in a press release.
“His figure will forever be linked to the history and legend of our club. Best of luck, Gareth, and best wishes to you and your family,” it concluded.
Bale, identified for his fast burst into the attacking third, scored twice within the Champions League finals for Actual Madrid, together with a spectacular match-winning overhead kick in opposition to Liverpool in 2018.
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Bale performed for Southampton and Tottenham within the Premier League earlier than transferring to La Liga and ultimately plied his commerce for Main League Soccer facet Los Angeles FC.