Son Heung-min (30) also left a farewell message at the news of the legendary striker’s retirement.
Gareth Bale (33) announced on the 10th (Korean time) through the official channel, “After careful and deep consideration, I announce his retirement from active duty.”
He was one of the greatest strikers in Welsh history. Bale went through the Southampton Youth of the English Premier League (PL) to the first team stage. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur and stood out as a resource on the left side. In the early days of his transfer, he mainly played as a defender, but gradually developed into an attacker with quick feet and accurate left-footed kicks. 메이저사이트
Bale, who grew up to be a Tottenham ace in name and reality, took on a new challenge. In November 2013, he wore the Spanish Real Madrid uniform for a transfer fee of over 100 million euros (approximately 133.5 billion won). He built a world-class three-top team with Cristiano Ronaldo (37, Al Nasr) and Karim Benzema (35, Real Madrid).
It was especially strong at the decisive moment. Bale scored in the finals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and the Spanish King’s Cup, making a significant contribution to Real Madrid’s trophy collection. They have won the Champions League 5 times, the King’s Cup 3 times and the FIFA Club World Cup 4 times, winning a total of 19 titles. In July 2022, he transferred to LAFC in the United States and finished his active career.
Bale, who announced his retirement, said on the official channel, “From Southampton to LAFC. I feel proud and grateful for everything in between. It’s time to move on to the next step.”
“I couldn’t even dream of it when I was 9 years old. I am indebted to so many people who have changed my life,” he said. Love and support made me,” he recalled.
Son Heung-min directly praised Bale’s retirement through personal social network service (SNS). “I pay tribute to Tottenham and football legend Bale for a fantastic career. I wish him the best of luck in the next chapter of his life,” he said.