Ronaldo, Modric Features, As Former Real Madrid Star Gareth Bale Describes His Perfect Player

Ronaldo, Modric Features, As Former Real Madrid Star Gareth Bale Describes His Perfect Player

Ero Samson
updated at October 15, 2023 at 7:55 PM
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  • Gareth Bale donned the iconic white jersey of La Liga giants Real Madrid for nine years
  • The Welsh football legend played a pivotal role in the club's recent string of triumphs
  • Bale recently described his ideal football player, which has sparked enthusiastic reactions from fans

Gareth Bale remains one of the finest forwards to have graced the beautiful game of football.

The former Real Madrid player, who initially rose through the ranks at Premier League club Southampton, burst into the spotlight while playing for Tottenham Hotspur. He later completed a then-world-record transfer to the La Liga giants in 2013.

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Gareth Bale had an illustrious career with Spanish giant Real Madrid. Image: Craig Mercer.
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During his spell at Real Madrid, Bale achieved an impressive collection of titles, including five UEFA Champions League trophies, as reported by Whoscored.

The 34-year-old attacker then made a move to Major League Soccer (MLS) with Los Angeles FC before ultimately retiring from his illustrious career in early January 2023.

Since retiring, Bale has taken up professional golf, as reported by Marca. However, he recently revealed his ideal football player, as quoted by Madrid Xtra.

His perfect player includes some of his former teammates from Real Madrid and the Welsh National team. For shot technique, he chose Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, highlighting his prowess. He recognized midfielder Luka Modric for his exceptional vision, and Real Betis' Isco for his exceptional control. Bale also preferred the right foot of Toni Kroos and his own left foot. He opted for Brazilian Carlos Casemiro for tackling, and for saves, he selected Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessy to complete his perfect player.

The former Real Madrid's man choice has sparked a flurry of fan reactions.

Fans react to Bale's player choice

@benofmadrid4 commented,

"He knows the ball."

@xfootballitalia playfully remarked about Bale choosing himself, saying,

"Very humble picking himself 😅."

@Savsear expressed surprise and humour,

"He forgot Messi."

@gainplog celebrated the number of Real Madrid players on Bale's list, stating,

"Real Madrid is the best club in the world."

@anadaprima questioned Bale's choice of Wayne Hennessy over legendary goalkeepers like Casillas and Courtois, remarking,

"He chose Wayne Hennessy over Casillas and Courtois; that's crazy."

Bale lauds Bellingham

Sports Brief in a previous report stated Gareth Bale has hailed Real Madrid’s new signing Jude Bellingham.

The English midfielder, who earned the La Liga Player of the Month award for August, has found the net ten times since making his debut for the La Liga club.

Bale's perspective is that Jude, his fellow Brit, is poised to achieve even more significant milestones in light of his remarkable start.

“I have not watched a lot, but obviously Bellingham has made a great start," the retired footballer said.
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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).