A Brief Biography
Gareth Frank Bale is a Welsh footballer who plays for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales national team as a winger. On 17 April 2006, he made his for Southampton in the Saints\' 2–0 victory against Millwall. On 6 August, Bale scored his first league goal, leveling the score at 1–1 against Derby County. In December 2006, he won the Carwyn James Award for the BBC Wales Young Sports Personality of the Year and was named the Football League Young Player of the Year on 4 March 2007. 25 May 2007, Bale signed a four year deal with Tottenham Hotspur and played his first game for Spurs in a friendly against St. Patrick\'s Athletic on 12 July 2007. After playing a record 24 Premier League games for Spurs without being on the winning side, Bale\'s first ever involvement in a Premier League victory came against Burnley on 26 September 2009. Following his impressive performance, he was named Barclays Player of the Month for April 2010. On 17 April 2011, Bale was honoured with the PFA Player of the Year award, as voted for by his peers. On 5 January 2012, Bale was one of the players voted into the UEFA Team of the Year 2011. In January 2012 he was the Premier League Player of the Month for the second time in his career.