Gareth Bale's wife, age, transfer, injury, height, net worth 2022

Gareth Bale's wife, age, transfer, injury, height, net worth 2022

Ciku Njuguna
updated at August 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM

With speeds of just over 36km/h, Bale has surpassed some of the world's best footballers, including Messi and Ronaldo. Would you like to find out more about Gareth Bale's wife, age, stats, recent injuries, transfer news, titles, and trophies? Then, dig in and explore with us.

Gareth Bale's stats
The Welsh winger celebrates his assist for the second goal of Wales during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship match against Turkey in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo by Marcio Machado.
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Meet the world's fastest football player as of 2022. So, who is faster, Ronaldo or Bale? Although his critics are quick to dismiss Bale's achievements so far, it is pretty evident that there is no other soccer player faster than him.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Gareth Bale
  • Nickname: Canon, Golfer,
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of birth: 16 July 1989
  • Age: 32 years old (as of May 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Place of birth: Cardiff, Wales
  • Nationality: Welsh
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Height in feet: 6'06"
  • Height in centimetres: 185
  • Weight in pounds: 180.8
  • Weight in kilograms: 82
  • Hair colour: Brown
  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Mother: Debbie Bale
  • Father: Frank Bale
  • Relationship status: Married
  • Wife: Emma Rhys-Jones
  • Children: 4
  • Profession: Professional football player
  • Position(s): Centre forward, right and left-winger
  • Team(s): Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspurs, Southampton FC, Welsh national football team.
  • Net worth: $145 million
  • Current market value: $3.0 million
  • Highest market value: $93.0 million
  • Instagram: @garethbale11
  • Facebook: @Gareth Bale
  • Twitter: @Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale’s biography

Gareth Bale's teams
The Golfer poses for a portrait during his Spurs signing in 2020 at Enfield, England. Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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Bale was born to Debbie and Frank Bale on the 16th of July 1989 in Cardiff, Wales. Even at a young age, he participated in several sports activities, including football, rugby, athletics and hockey. At Whitchurch high school, he began his official football training at the Southampton Academy.

Gareth Bale’s age

So, how old is the 2013 PFA Player of the Year? He is 32 years old as of May 2022. His Zodiac sign is Cancer.

Gareth Bale’s height and weight

The height and weight of any athlete play a vital part in their deliverance. What are Gareth Bale's measurements? He stands at 6'06" in feet and inches (185 cm) and weighs about 180.8 pounds (82 kg).

Gareth Bale’s wife

When did Bale get married? In 2019, he married his high school sweetheart, Emma Rhys-Jones. The two had a secret wedding at the exclusive La Fortaleza fortress in Majorca, Spain. Although the couple married in 2016, their first wedding was cancelled following a scandal with Emma's family.

Gareth Bale's wife
Gareth's wife Emma Rhys-Jones and kids Alba, Nava and newborn Axel during the 2018 Real Madrid celebrations, (l) Bale with his adorable daughter Alba. Photo by Europa Press and Stephen McCarthy.
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In 2006, he made his debut at the Southampton under-18, where he quickly made a name for himself with incredible free kicks. A year later, he joined Tottenham on a $15.3 million transfer, where he made 72 goals and 61 assists in 237 appearances.

Real Madrid

After a successful $105 million transfer from Spurs, he joined Real, where he continued to make a great impression with 100 goals and 67 assists in 258 appearances. Gareth Bale’s injury spell has led to tension and frustration from Real Madrid fans. In addition, his recent absences from the club have further fueled the negative perceptions that Madrid fans and media have of Gareth.

Gareth Bale's stats
Real Madrid's winger prepares for a free kick during the La Liga match against Levante UD at Ciutat de Valencia in 2019 in Valencia, Spain. Photo by Alex Caparros.
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In n post-game interview, he responded to the media's negative portrayal of him, saying,

“The media expect superhuman performances from professional athletes and will be the first to celebrate with them when they deliver. Yet instead of commiserating with them when they show an ounce of human error, they are torn to shreds instead, encouraging anger and disappointment in their fans.

The winger has also received call ups to the Welsh under-17, under-19, and under-21 teams and in the senior national football team since 2005. So, how many goals has Gareth Bale scored for the Welsh football team? The prolific Welsh top goalscorer has made 38 goals and 27 assists in 102 appearances.

Gareth Bale’s 2022 transfer

Is Bale leaving Real Madrid? Transfermarkt recently published news of his upcoming transfer on the 1st of July 2022.

How fast can Gareth Bale kick a ball?

Is Gareth Bale the fastest football player?
Bale during a Real Madrid training at the Valdebebas training ground in 2021 in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Helios de la Rubia/Real Madrid.
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When Gareth arrived at Real Madrid, he received a superhero status because of his speed and goal-scoring skills. This has encouraged popular comparisons between him and Christiano Ronaldo.

So, who is better, Gareth Bale or Ronaldo? The two have received several similar accolades for the number of goals scored, the number of hat tricks, speed and overall performance. However, Bale has consistently recorded faster speeds than Ronaldo.

Gareth Bale’s stats

Here is a brief overview of Canon's stats throughout his career.

  • Position: Winger
  • Number: 18
  • Speed: 36.9km/h
  • Southampton appearances: 45
  • Southampton goals and assists: 5/12
  • Tottenham Hotspurs appearances: 237
  • Tottenham Hotspurs goals and assists: 72/61
  • Real Madrid appearances: 258
  • Real Madrid goals and assists: 106/67
  • Wales national football team appearances: 102
  • Wales national football team goals and assists: 38/27
Gareth Bale's teams
Bale (C) celebrates with his teammates after their victory against Turkey during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship in 2021 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Photo by Marcio Machado.
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Gareth Bale’s FIFA 22 profile

What is Bale's rating in FIFA 22? Known for his free-kick and distance shooting skills, the right-winger performs best in several categories. But first, let us look at Bale's statistics according to his SoFIFA profile.


Crossing - 85

Finishing - 81

Heading Accuracy - 84

Short Passing - 80

Volleys - 84


Dribbling - 80

Curve - 91

Free kick Accuracy - 87

Ball Control - 81


Sprint Speed - 82


Shot Power - 90

Jumping - 84

Long Shots - 86


Positioning - 80

Composure - 85

Overall rating - 81

Gareth Bale's trophies
Gareth poses with some of his trophies, including the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, the 2013 Young Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year. Photo by AMA/Corbis and EMPICS Sport - PA Images.
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How many trophies has Gareth Bale won?

  • Footballer of the Year 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010
  • Player of the Year 2013
  • FIFA Club World Cup 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014
  • UEFA Champions League winner 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014
  • English League Cup winner 2008
  • Spanish Champion 2022, 2020, 2017
  • Spanish Cup winner 2014
  • Spanish Super Cup winner 2022, 2020, 2018
  • UEFA Super Cup winner 2018, 2017, 2015
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball 2018
  • Best Player Champion's League Final

Gareth Bale’s net worth

Is Bale a billionaire? According to sources, his networth has been valued at a whopping $145 million as of May 2022. This makes him one of the wealthiest footballers in the world.

Let us have a look at Gareth Bale’s earnings. During his time at Real Madrid, he reportedly received about $29.9 million annually. In 2022, a report by Marca revealed that Canon was one of the highest-paid footballers after Gerard Pique, Ronaldo, Messi, and Neymar.

Gareth Bale's wife and children
Bale and his daughter Alba celebrate with fans following Wales' victory during the UEFA Euro 2016 match against Northern Ireland in Paris, France. Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile.
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The Wesh footballer has lived up to his family's expectations, teachers and coaches throughout his career. In addition, Gareth Bale's wife, Emma-Rhys Jones, has constantly shown their support and admiration for the footballer, a factor that we can attribute to his success.

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Ciku Njuguna
Ciku Njuguna is a journalist with 3 year’s experience in content creation based in Kenya. She currently covers sports personnel as well as team biographies.