The Real deal – what pedigree will Gareth Bale bring to Los Angeles FC?

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Wales v Ukraine – FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier – Play Off – Final – Cardiff City Stadium
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Gareth Bale volition instrumentality his 200-plus vocation goals to the United States this summertime aft agreeing a woody to motion for Los Angeles FC.

As the Wales skipper prepares to determination to Major League Soccer, the PA quality bureau looks astatine his vocation goalscoring record.

In England

Gareth Bale celebrates a hat-trick against Aston Villa successful  2012

Gareth Bale’s archetypal spell astatine Tottenham established him arsenic a prima (David Davies/PA)

Appearances: 282
Goals: 77

Beginning his vocation with Southampton successful the Championship, Bale earned a determination to Premier League broadside Tottenham successful 2007 and established himself arsenic a world-class talent.

He scored 5 goals successful 45 Saints appearances contempt operating chiefly arsenic a left-back, the presumption successful which helium besides began his Spurs vocation earlier moving guardant to the helping and yet into the guardant line.

After notching lone six goals successful his archetypal 3 seasons successful northbound London, helium deed treble figures successful the adjacent 2 and past 26, including 21 successful the Premier League, successful a career-best 2012-13 run earlier leaving for Real Madrid with a grounds of 56 goals successful 203 games for Tottenham.

He of people returned to Spurs connected indebtedness for the bulk of the 2020-21 season, producing spells of his aged signifier arsenic helium scored 11 league goals and 16 successful 34 games successful each competitions.

Real Madrid

Gareth Bale scores Real Madrid’s 2nd  extremity   against Liverpool successful  the 2018 Champions League final

Bale scored 1 of his astir memorable goals successful Real Madrid’s 2018 Champions League last triumph implicit Liverpool (Peter Byrne/PA)

Appearances: 258
Goals: 106

Firmly established arsenic an elite attacking endowment by the clip of his determination to Spain, Bale deed treble figures successful LaLiga successful 4 of his archetypal 5 seasons earlier falling retired of favour.

He scored 22 for Real successful 2013-14 – including six successful the Champions League, his champion ever instrumentality successful Europe – portion his 19 nine goals successful 2015-16 each came successful the league.

His 21 successful each competitions successful 2017-18 represents that past clip helium passed 20 goals successful a season, with conscionable 11 league goals for Real aft that constituent – and the aforesaid again during his impermanent Spurs return.

He did scope 14 successful each competitions successful 2018-19, 14 including a Club World Cup hat-trick against Kashima Antlers, but conscionable 3 and 1 successful his last 2 Real seasons.

His 106 goals for the nine featured 3 successful Champions League finals, including a memorable brace against Liverpool successful 2018.


Gareth Bale celebrates scoring Wales' 2nd  extremity   against Austria successful  World Cup qualifying

Bale is Wales’ grounds scorer and has been instrumental successful their caller large tourney qualifications (Nick Potts/PA)

Appearances: 106
Goals: 39

Bale is his country’s captain, talisman and grounds goalscorer, passing Ian Rush’s erstwhile Wales grounds of 28 with a hat-trick against China successful March 2018.

He made his debut aged 16 successful 2006 and was their youngest ever subordinate astatine the time, a grounds since breached by Harry Wilson, and his longevity sees him way lone Chris Gunter’s 109 caps successful the all-time list.

His archetypal extremity came against Slovakia arsenic a 17-year-old and helium has scored prolifically successful qualifying campaigns for successive large tournaments, astir notably Euro 2016 wherever helium got 7 successful the preliminary run and 3 much astatine the finals – Wales’ archetypal large tourney since 1958.

A hat-trick against Belarus and a play-off brace against Austria were instrumental successful ending Wales’ 64-year hold for a World Cup appearance, adjacent if helium was not credited with the Andriy Yarmolenko ain extremity which yet saw them past Ukraine and into November’s tourney successful Qatar.

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