11 facts you didn't know about Gareth Bale

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - MAY 09 :   Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur battles with Martin Paterson of Burnley during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on May 09, 2010 in Burnley, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Bale finally broke his jinx with Spurs after the Burnley game

#8 He is a teetotaler

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 12:  Gareth Bale of Wales pours water on his face prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Wales and Serbia at Cardiff City Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Bale abstains from drinking any alcohol

Bale is one of the few footballers who entirely shies away from any sort of alcoholic drink, claiming that he simply does not like the taste. “I just don’t like to drink, to be honest. It’s not the fact that I choose not to drink alcohol. I just don’t like the taste of it. I’ve obviously tasted it, but I just don’t like it so it doesn’t do anything for me to be honest.”

He has maintained that his favourite drink has always been a cold glass of water – a line I’m sure a lot of us can agree with. His lifestyle makes him a poster-boy for any aspiring young footballer.

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