The captain of the Wales senior national team and a former player of Real Madrid Gareth Bale has retired from association football effective January 9 2023.
The Los Angeles FC player announce that he has decided to end his active football playing career at the age of 33, having achieved exceptional Milestone in both club and international career.

Gareth Bale was capped a record 111 games for Wales and it’s a 5 times Champions League winner with Real Madrid. He helped the Welsh reach the 2016 and 2020 Euros before helping them to qualify for the World Cup in 2022, their first after 1958 World Cup.

‘After careful and thoughtful consideration, I announce my immediate retirement from club and international football’, Bale said on twitter.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have realised my dream of playing the sport I love. It has given me some of my best moment in life.

“The highest of highs over 17 Seasons, that will be impossible to replicate no matter what the next chapter has in store for me”.

Bale started his career at then championship side Southampton, which introduced the then 16 years old into football before moving to Tottenham Hotspurs a year later.

After six Seasons and almost 150 appearances in the English Premier League Gareth Bale was signed by Real Madrid for a record-breaking fee of 100 million Euros.

In the 2013/14 season he help Real Madrid to win the la decima, thus their tenth champion league trophy, making 12 Appearances and recording six goals including a goal in the final against Atletico Madrid.

He subsequently spent 9 years at Real Madrid winning 19 titles including 1 Copa Del Rey title, 3 La Liga titles, 5 UEFA Champions League titles, establishing himself as a legend of the club.

Individually he was named Player of the Year at the 2018 UEFA Champions League final and won the golden ball at the 2018 club World Cup.

By Big ken

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