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Giggs accuses players of complacency after embarrassing defeat to Albania - Jersey Evening Post

It's nothing to do with hard work or the ability of the players. “Quite simply, it was concentration and complacency. We just turned up thinking we would win, someone would score the goal, someone would get us out of trouble.” Gareth Bale was sent on ...

Albania 1-0 Wales: Humbling defeat for Giggs as Gunter breaks caps record - Ghanasoccernet.com

Giggs turned to his big guns, Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, in an attempt to wrestle the tie back in Wales' favour, though neither made much of an impact. There were further debuts with the introductions of Rabbi Matondo and Kieron Freeman but, even ...

Bale's Wales Fall To Surprise Defeat By Albania - CHANNELS TELEVISION

Wales lost 1-0 to Albania in a friendly in Elbasan on Tuesday as Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was restricted to a second-half cameo as a substitute. The only goal of the game came as Bekim Balaj converted from the penalty spot after 58 minutes as ...

Wales fall to surprise defeat by Albania - FRANCE 24

Bale came onto the field as did Arsenal playmaker Aaron Ramsey shortly after as coach Ryan Giggs attempted to avoid a surprising defeat to the team ranked 60th in the world but it was to no avail. In a frustrating evening for the visitors Bale was ...

Albania 1-0 Wales: Ryan Giggs' side sign off 2018 with grim defeat in Elbasan - WalesOnline

Gareth Bale was summoned from the bench in a desperate bid to spare Giggs' blushes, with the Real Madrid star replacing Brooks just before the hour mark. And Wales were left fuming in the 66th minute as Wilson was brought down in the Albania box by ...

Transfer news LIVE: Chelsea SWAP deal, Pogba Man Utd decision, Liverpool, Arsenal, Barca - Express.co.uk

Real Madrid are willing to offer Gareth Bale in a swap deal involving Eden Hazard, Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda reckons. "Real Madrid are pressing very hard to sign Hazard in January,” Inda told OK Diario. “The last chance for Chelsea to take a ...

Wales team news: Predicted line up vs Albania – Chelsea ace OUT, Gareth Bale to start? - Sport.co.uk

Wales team news: Predicted line up vs Albania – Chelsea ace OUT, Gareth Bale to start? 20 November 2018 04:58. WALES face Albania in a friendly clash to round off the international break – but Ryan Giggs has injury problems to contend with. . read full ...

Albania vs Wales: Match preview, live commentary, confirmed team news as Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are ... - talkSPORT.com

Wales travel to face Albania tonight hoping to ease the disappointment of failing to qualify from their group after they were beaten by 2-1 by Denmark in the UEFA Nations League. The hosts were also beaten in the same competition, losing 4-0 against ...

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez asked to sign Golden Boot winner by Sergio Ramos - FOX Sports Asia

Real Madrid are looking awfully short of goals at the moment, and are desperate for some action in front of goal. With goals drying up for the likes of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio and Gareth Bale, club captain Sergio Ramos has suggested a blockbuster ...

Real Madrid's January transfer plan revealed by journalist: Hazard and Bale swap deal ON? - Daily Star

Inda even claims Madrid could use Gareth Bale in a bid to lower the fee. “Real Madrid is pressing very hard to sign Hazard in January,” he told OK Diario. “The last chance for Chelsea to take a pasture for the player is this winter. “It is possible to ...

Euro Paper Talk: Turkish giants to raid Liverpool for duo; Real offer sensational swap deal for Hazard - Teamtalk.com

Turkish clubs are ready to raid Liverpool for two out of favour stars in January, while Real Madrid will offer Gareth Bale to tempt Chelsea into selling Eden Hazard, according to Tuesday's European papers.

Gareth Bale to be Offered for Eden Hazard? - Essentially Sports (blog)

Eden Hazard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, and Gareth Bale, who has often felt under-appreciated, for what he has given at Real Madrid, is the one being talked about as an exchange offer for him. According to Spanish journalist Eduardo ...

On This Day: Bale inspires stunning North London Derby comeback - Onefootball

A win for the Gunners would have seen them leapfrog Chelsea at the top of the Premier League and they went in 2-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Samir Nasri and Marouane Chamakh. But five minutes into the second half, Gareth Bale pulled one back ...

Mattress-maker Simba slashes value amid funding turmoil - Sky News

The mattress start-up promoted by Gareth Bale slashes its valuation as it struggles to raise £50m from investors, Sky News learns. 12:52, UK, Tuesday 20 November 2018. Footballer Gareth Bale has promoted Simba mattresses. Pic: Simba Sleep.

Real Madrid put Bale on table as Chelsea 'know they face Hazard sale' - Tribal Football

... Chelsea to consider negotiations with Perez. Inda revealed: "Real Madrid is pressing very hard to sign Hazard in January. "The last chance for Chelsea to get a high price for the player is this winter. It is possible there can be a barter with ...

Chelsea news: Real Madrid set to 'offer Gareth Bale for Eden Hazard' - Inda - Express.co.uk

That's according to Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda who reckons a stunning January deal is on the cards. Los Blancos - who have handed Santiago Solari the reins following Julen Lopetegui's dismissal - are expected to bolster their ranks in the New Year.

Tottenham Hotspur On High Alert As Real Madrid Target A Replacement For Gareth Bale - The Sportsman

According to Spanish newspaper SPORT (via The Express), Real have grown tired of the efforts of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale during a lacklustre start to the season that has seen Los Blancos already fire their newly appointed manager from the summer, ...

Mesut Ozil recalls Ronaldo's anger when he was allowed to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal - Sportskeeda

The move was decided on to make room for then record signing Gareth Bale and was incredibly controversial at the time. The Los Blancos brigade was in utter disbelief as one of their most talented midfielders was forced out of the club. During his last ...

Ryan Giggs answers unhappy Real Madrid fans criticising Gareth Bale for featuring in Wales' friendly - The Sun

RYAN Giggs hit back at the Real Madrid fans trolling Gareth Bale. And the Wales boss insists international duty is the best place for his superstar right now. Gareth Bale will feature for Wales against Albania to honour Chris Gunther's record 93th cap.

Arsenal news: Cristiano Ronaldo was 'angry' at Mesut Ozil's sale after German ace left Real Madrid - The Sun

MESUT OZIL has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was “very angry” at his sale to Arsenal. The pair played together at Real Madrid for three seasons before Ozil was controversially offloaded in 2013 to make room for then-world record signing Gareth Bale.

Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities".

Gareth Bale
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Bale with Real Madrid in 2015
Personal information
Full name Gareth Frank Bale
Date of birth (1989-07-16) 16 July 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Real Madrid
Number 11
Youth career
Cardiff Civil Service
1999–2006 Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Southampton 40 (5)
2007–2013 Tottenham Hotspur 146 (42)
2013– Real Madrid 92 (52)
National team
2005–2006 Wales U17 7 (1)
2006 Wales U19 1 (1)
2006–2008 Wales U21 4 (2)
2006– Wales 65 (26)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 November 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2016

Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a winger for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. Renowned for his ball striking from distance, swerving free kicks, and his ability to get past defenders with pace, Bale has received plaudits from his peers, who have described him as a footballer with "tremendous speed, great crossing ability, a great left foot and exceptional physical qualities".

He began his professional career at Southampton, playing at left-back and earning acclaim as a free kick specialist. Bale moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, for an eventual £7 million fee. During his time at Tottenham, managerial and tactical shifts saw him transform into a more attacking player. From the 2009–10 season, under the guidance of Harry Redknapp, Bale became an integral part of the team, rising to international attention during the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League. In 2011 and 2013 he was named PFA Players' Player of the Year, and was named in the UEFA Team of the Year. In 2013 he was also named PFA Young Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year.

On 1 September 2013, Bale was transferred to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. Press at the time reported the transfer value at figures between €91 million and €100 million. In January 2016, documents pertaining to the transfer were leaked which confirmed a then-world record transfer fee of €100.8 million, eclipsing the previous record fee of £80 million (€94 million) for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009. Bale played an integral role in his first season at Real Madrid, helping the club to win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals. The following season he won the UEFA Super Cup and scored in a third major final to help the club win the FIFA Club World Cup. Two years later, he was a key player in another Champions League run, winning the 2015–16 title and being elected to the UEFA Squad of the Season. In 2016, ESPN ranked Bale twelfth on its list of the world's most famous athletes.

Bale made his senior international debut for Wales in May 2006, becoming the youngest player at that point to represent the nation. He has since earned over 60 caps and scored 26 international goals, making him Wales' second-highest scorer of all time behind Ian Rush. He was the top goalscorer for Wales in their successful qualifying campaign for UEFA Euro 2016, scoring seven goals; he subsequently represented his nation in the final tournament as they reached the semi-finals.