Gareth Bale ends his career

Wales star striker Gareth Bale announced the end of his club and national career on Monday at the age of 33 and after 17 seasons as a professional player.

“After careful consideration, I am announcing my immediate retirement from club and selection football,” the former Real Madrid winger, five-time Champions League winner, who ended his career in football, wrote on his social media. the United States Championship at Los Angeles FC.

The explosive winger won fifteen titles during his nine years in Madrid: three Ligas (2017, 2020, 2022), a Spanish Cup (2014) and five Champions Leagues (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022).

Real fans probably remember his performance in the C1 final in 2018, when he scored twice against Liverpool (3-1), including a beautiful acrobatic return.

Before these years in Madrid, Bale had forged his legend in the Premier League in the Tottenham jersey (2007-2013 then 2020-2021 on loan), piling up spectacular and solitary goals.

Adored in Wales, he concluded his career with the red jersey struck by the dragon, at the World Cup-2022. Both the top scorer and the most capped player (110) in the history of the Welsh selection (41), he managed to bring his country back to the World Cup, 64 years after his last qualification for the world tournament.

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