Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale is a soccer superstar who began his professional career at Southampton and then moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee where he massively improved due to managerial and tactical shifts thereby making him a powerful attacking player. His athletic prowess attracted the interest of a big club like Real Madrid FC who bought him from Tottenham Hotspur on 1 September 2013 on a world record transfer fee of €100.8 million.

Gareth Bale’s rapid development armed him world recognition and was decorated with several awards among which are PFA Players’ Player of the Year, named in the UEFA Team of the Year and named PFA Young Player of the Year. He was also nominated to the PFA Team of the Year three times in a row between 2011 and 2013.

Born in Cardiff on July 16, 1989, as the to Debbie, a school caretaker and Frank Bale, an operations manager. Growing up in the capital, Bale attended Eglwys  Newydd primary school and Whitchurch high school in Cardiff at age 9 and 14 respectively.

It was while in primary school that he was noticed and pick up by Southampton FC at the age of 9 due to his special qualities. Bale is currently playing as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Gareth Bale is known for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability of passing defenders with pace. Good references from his colleagues’ shows he’s a footballer with a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities, as well as tremendous speed and great crossing ability.

Gareth Bale’s Diet

Bale’s diet menu gives plenty of room for tasty and delicious foods which are not known for being healthy. In particular, the world soccer superstar enjoys eating eggs and chips, which he says is one of his favorite meals.

On several occasions after losing a game, he indulges in food like hamburgers, chips, and pancakes with Nutella.  According to him, eating foods that help to improves once mood is very necessary, most especially after losing a game.

This is not to say, that the gold medalist doesn’t enjoy a healthy diet like fruit platters and homemade sushi.

One of the habits most people would consider admirable about Bale is that he doesn’t drink alcohol and reason is, he detests the taste, thus, like Cristiano Ronaldo, his abstinence alcohol keeps him in good health and better shape.


Despite indulging on unhealthy diet choices on several occasions, the Real Madrid superstar does take his training and workout routine seriously. Bale tends to follow a very strict workout routine to help boost his performance in the football pitch. Some of his working plans include endurance and high-intensity exercise to prepare himself for games.

Bale also incorporate cardio and sprints into his fitness routine and exercise at least three hours every day to stay in good shape. His

 1) Aerobic base: This is a major workout routing for Bale through which he builds his physical base by means of specific aerobic endurance training. He does this exercise by performing interval drills, which include repeating 15-second sprints (70 metres), with a 15-second rest in between. Thereafter he does the same thing for 30 seconds (140 metres). This will guarantee he trains at 150-170 bpm.

2) Explosive strength training: This workout routing help Bale to achieve a maximum and explosive strength on the kinetic chain and horizontal and vertical jumps.

3) Physical stress management: This routing help Bale to manage stress and pressure in other to properly navigate any unusual situation most especially during difficult games.

4) Speed: Bale is known for his speed, therefore, he always trains his legs with the ball to be as fast as possible which is a routing he does always when training.

5) Technical training: Bale put so much effort on the technical aspect of his training which includes dribble on round cones, perform bursts of speed, turns and shots to remain outstanding.

Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale’s strong body component give him the up hand in the game. His weight is measured at 181 pounds (82 kg). His other body measurements include:

Height: 6 ft (1.83 m)

Chest size: 114cm {45 in}

Waist: 81 cm {32 in}

Biceps: 38 cm {15 in}

Shoe size:11 US


Due to his injuries, he has missed an incredible 69 games, and 343 days, since signing for Real for a world record fee. His most occurring injuries has been Calf, hamstring and ankle.

When Bale was at Spurs his injury issues weren’t as bad as it is now that he is playing for real Madrid. He only missed 21 games in six years at Spurs which is a great record compare to his current record.

Gareth Bale’s Net Worth

Gareth Bale’s net worth is estimated to be $125 million dollars and his annual salary is $25 million. In addition to that, the Welsh pro footballer also earns an estimated $9 million from several endorsements deals. His most recent annual earnings for both salary and endorsement between the period of June 2017 and June 2018 was $35 million.

As of May 25, 2007,  Bale was earning £5 million after he signed a four-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur.  His rise as the sixth-most expensive Association Football transfer with a whopping €100 M, from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid, made him one of the riches footballer and athlete in the world.

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