# Gareth Bale

Last month
February 2023
# Speaking out
'I put on a mask for a long period of time' - Aaron Lennon
The former England international’s new goal is to help footballers suffering from mental health issues.
Last year
# England V Wales
Southgate wary of pressure and expectation on Foden, Bale and Ramsey could be benched
England and Wales face off in a World Cup Group B showdown tonight.
Gareth Bale's instinct from penalty spot more impressive than on LGBTQ+ rights
Wales skipper breathes life into country’s World Cup campaign after USA had looked set to get off to winning start.
# Report
Bale earns Wales a point in opening draw with United States
The Dragons captain slammed home his 41st Wales goal from the penalty spot.
# Stance
'I think it was a big mistake' - Roy Keane criticises decision to scrap One Love armbands
Speaking to ITV ahead of the Wales v USA game, the former Ireland captain insisted players should have “stuck to their guns.”
# speaking up
Bale says Wales can 'shed a light on the problems' in Qatar during World Cup
Bale has echoed the Football Association of Wales’ determination to speak out on human rights and LGBT issues surrounding the World Cup.
# allen is key
Wales name injured Joe Allen in World Cup squad and fret over Gareth Bale's match-fitness
Bale hasn’t completed 90 minutes since June.
# Drama
Gareth Bale hits extra-time equaliser as LAFC win first MLS Cup after penalties
Bale scored in the eighth minute of added time after 30 minutes of extra-time to snatch a 3-3 draw as the game went to penalties.
# Bale Making Hay
Gareth Bale scores first MLS goal in Los Angeles' victory over Kansas City
The 33-year-old Wales international was making his second LAFC appearance from the bench.
# not giving in
Gareth Bale believes MLS move will extend Wales career to Euro 2024 and beyond
The 33-year-old has signed a one-year deal with Los Angeles FC.
# Adaptation
Gareth Bale says new side 'felt like home straight away'
The five-time Uefa Champions League winner saw his new club defeat the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 in his first taste of the ‘El Trafico’ derby.
# Hope
Gareth Bale could still join Cardiff, claims Vincent Tan
The 32-year-old revealed on Saturday he had agreed to join Major League Soccer club Los Angeles FC.
# baleful prospects
Gareth Bale agrees to MLS move following Real Madrid exit
Bale, 32, had been linked with a move to hometown club Cardiff.
# hometown
Wales skipper Bale in talks with Cardiff over potential move
His representatives confirmed that they are in negotiations with Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman.
# Disappointment
Gareth Bale absent as Poland come from behind to beat Wales in Nations League opener
The team had an unfamiliar look just four days before their World Cup play-off final.
# out the gap
Gareth Bale thanks Real Madrid for ‘dream’ nine years in Spain
The Wales captain became the first British player to win the Champions League five times.
# talisman
Bale shakes off back injury ahead of Wales' historic World Cup showdown
The Real Madrid star as made just two cameo substitute appearances for his club since scoring both goals in Wales’ 2-1 victory over Austria on 24 March.
# Unpopular
Fans jeering Gareth Bale are ‘whistling at the history’ of Real Madrid
Brazil midfielder Casemiro called on supporters to stop hounding the Wales forward.
# warning
Gareth Bale responds after being branded a 'parasite' by Marca
The Wales captain has launched a furious tirade at the Spanish media.
# talisman
Bale stands and delivers for Wales with World Cup place now in their sights
Real Madrid star hits stunning double either side of half-time to down Austria in play-off semi-final.
# Look Who Is Back
Gareth Bale returns as Real Madrid held by Villarreal
The La Liga leaders’ slip-up is a boost to title rivals Sevilla who won 2-0 last night.
# on the fringes
Real Madrid boss throws out-of-favour Hazard and Bale a lifeline
Carlo Ancelotti says the pair could feature in the second part of the season, having played very little so far this term.
All time
# Centurion
Wales coast to victory over Belarus as Gareth Bale wins 100th international cap
The Dragons moved above the Czech Republic into second place in their qualifying group.
# main man
Gareth Bale’s hat-trick snatches Wales victory
The Real Madrid forward had not scored for his country since October 2019.
# Rejuvenated
Gareth Bale praised after reviving Real Madrid career
The 32-year-old Wales captain spent last season on loan at Tottenham.
# Comeback
Gareth Bale returns as Ancelotti's Real Madrid prevail
A brace from French veteran striker Karim Benzema was key to the victory over Alaves.
# Cymru
Robert Page confident Wales can continue defying the odds against Denmark
The Dragons have clocked up the air miles with trips to Baku, Rome and now Amsterdam.
# Welsh Wizard
Gareth Bale believes Wales are in a ‘fantastic position’ after win over Turkey
The Real Madrid forward had an eventful game, making two goals and missing a second-half penalty.
# Euro 2020
Gareth Bale: 'Our mentality is to try and get out of the group – and we’ll take it from there'
The Dragons, who reached the semi-finals last time out, play their first game against Switzerland in Baku on Saturday.
# looking ahead
Gareth Bale 'knows' where future lies but decision will 'cause chaos'
The Wales attacker is due to return to Madrid next term.
# Contract
Mason: Talks over Bale's future at Spurs will wait despite hat-trick heroics
The Welsh star scored three of Tottenham’s four goals against Sheffield United on Sunday.
# Take a Bow
Brilliant Bale hat-trick helps keep Tottenham's Champions League hopes alive
Son Heung-min was also on target as Spurs easily overcame Sheffield United.
# Confidence
Bale talks up Welsh 'heart and desire' after 5th straight home competitive victory
Daniel James headed home the winner against the Czech Republic nine minutes from time.
# Tick tock
'No hiding we are getting older' - Bale admits Wales career could be coming to an end
Their current World Cup qualifying campaign could possibly be his last.
# Loanee
Bale planning Real Madrid return at the end of the season
The Welsh forward has been on loan at Tottenham but says he intends to head back to the Spanish capital after the Euros.
# Rejuvenated
'This Gareth didn’t start the season' - Mourinho
Spurs made it three wins and nine goals in a week with a 4-1 London derby success.
# In form
Bale and Kane star as resurgent Tottenham boost top-four bid
Jose Mourinho’s side are now just two points off fourth-place Chelsea after beating Crystal Palace.
# Real questions
‘Ask Madrid’ – Jose Mourinho on why Bale took so long to find form at Spurs
The 31-year-old spent much of the first half of the season in the treatment room or on the bench following his return to Tottenham on loan.
# Flying High
'Sometimes you like to say things that are not true' - Mourinho bites back as he praises Bale's display
The Spurs boss says the 31-year-old is back to his best.
# Spurs
Bale at the double as Tottenham thrash Burnley
Harry Kane and Lucas Moura were also on target for Jose Mourinho’s side.