Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional footballer who plies his trade for the Spanish club, Real Madrid. He is one of the best strikers in the world at the moment which has helped him earn quite a fortune. So through this article, we take a look at Gareth Bale Net Worth, Gareth Bale Endorsements and Gareth Bale Salary.
Bale started his professional career as a left-back earning acclaim as a free kick specialist while playing for Southampton. An impressive showing for Southampton soon saw him signing for English giants, Tottenham Hotspur in 2007 for £7 million fees. His career as well as playing position transformed with his new club.
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Gareth became a more attacking player and flourished under the guidance of Harry Redknapp. From 2009, he became one of Tottenham Hotspur’s most important players. 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, the FWA Footballer of the Year and the Premier League Player of the Season.
Gareth Bale was nominated to the PFA Team of the Year three times in a row between 2011 and 2013.
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The impressive and consistent performances soon paid off. On 1 September 2013, he secured a move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. Media reports suggested it was a world-record move with the deal costing Real Madrid an amount between €91 million and €100 million. In January 2016, a leaked transfer confirmed a then-world record transfer fee of €100.8 million, eclipsing the previous record fee of £80 million (€94 million) the club paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.
Bale, meanwhile, made an immediate impact at Real Madrid. He helped the club win the 2013–14 Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League, scoring in both finals. In 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.
A couple of years later, he made it UEFA Squad of the Season after helping his side win the Champions League in 2015-16. He was also a finalist in the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. In 2016, ESPN ranked Bale twelfth on its list of the world’s most famous athletes.
In the finals of the 2018 UEFA Champions League, the striker scored two goals with the first one being a stunning overhead kick after coming on as a substitute to guide his side to a 3-1 win over Liverpool. So far, he has won four UEFA Champions League, one La Liga, one Copa del Rey, one Spanish Super Cup, two UEFA Super Cup and two FIFA Club World Cups.
Bale’s exploits for his national side Wales has been remarkable. He made his senior international debut for Wales in May 2006, becoming the youngest player at that point to represent the nation.
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Bale is Wales’ all-time leading goal-scorer. 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, scoring three goals.
Gareth Bale Endorsements:
Along with Lionel Messi, Bale has become the face of Adidas’ football arm. He reportedly signed a new deal with the company in 2014 worth £20m over six years.
Bale has also signed a sponsorship with companies like Nissan Motor, Konami and Foot Locker. He also has deals with Lucozade and EA Sports.
Forbes report he bagged $6 million from endorsements during the 2017-18 season.
Gareth Bale Salary:
In 2016, Gareth Bale signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid. Reports suggest the Los Blancos had made him the best-paid player in the world. According to reports, he pockets around £350,000 a week after tax, with the Guardian claiming that once bonuses are accounted for he will earn £150 million over the duration of the deal.
Forbes listed him on the fourth spot in their list of The World’s Highest-paid Soccer Players 2018. As per the report, Bale pocketed $28.6 million from salary and bonuses.
Gareth Bale Net Worth:
Bale was the 24th highest-paid athlete in 2017, according to Forbes. When one combines his salary and endorsements, the Welshman earned $34m (£25.5m).
|Teams||Wales, Real Madrid|
|Endorsements||Adidas, Nissan Motor, Konami, Foot Locker, Lucozade, EA Sports.|
|Salary||£350,000 a week|
|Net Worth||$34 million|