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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31886762 Class above the rest Class+above+the+rest World

Speed. Power. Technique. These are just few of the qualities that Gareth Bale brings to the table which makes the reigning PFA Players' Player of the Year standout from today's modern footballer. His story, beginning as promising left back prospect with Southampton to an acclaimed free kick specialist and terrorizing winger at Tottenham, was due to an incredible work ethic and desire to become one of the best players on the planet. Join us now as FOX Soccer takes a look at Bale's young yet illustrious career.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31885882 All award All+award World

After a remarkable season in which he scored 26 goals in all competitions Bale was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year as well as the Football Writer's Association Player of the Year Award - the second player ever to have won all three in a season. The accolades rounded off a great season for the Welshman, but despite his best efforts saw Tottenham miss out on Champions League qualification.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31886761 Bale the brand Bale+the+brand World

Following his meteoric rise on the pitch with Bale becoming one of the Premier League's hottest properties, his popularity was on the increase outside the game. With the sheer number of goals he was scoring, his recognizable "Eleven of Hearts" celebration was being copied around the world - the brand was born.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31885883 On the global stage On+the+global+stage World

Bale's arrival to Europe's elite club competition can only be described as explosive. In August Bale set up all four goals to help Tottenham overcome Young Boys 4–0 in a Champions League play-off at White Hart Lane. He then went on to score his first Champions League goal against FC Twente in September before a devastating display against Inter Milan saw him bag his first senior hat trick, and announce himself to the world.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31886760 Growing up Growing+up World

In a transition that saw Bale deployed more often in an advanced position, he quickly adapted to life on the wing. His growing experience gave rise to a maturity which combined with his pace, power and lethal left foot made him one of the most feared players in the Premier League. Alongside key players; Luka Modric and Jermain Defoe, Bale helped guide Tottenham to its highest ever Premier League finish and Champions League qualification.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31887760 Redemption Redemption World

After a terrible run Bale finally got back to winning ways with a substitute appearance in a 5-0 demolition of Burnley. This was the catalyst for a return to form and wins against Peterborough - in the FA Cup - and a Premier League victory against Fulham. Goals and highlights started to flow, with him scoring against Arsenal and Chelsea as well as winning the Premier League's Player of the Month award for April.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31887759 Tough times Tough+times World

Starting the season as Tottenham's first-choice left back, Bale struggled to make an impact on the side and after a number of poor performances was dropped and replaced with Benoit Assou-Ekotto. In what became the young Welshman's most difficult period, Spurs hadn't won in 24 games in which Bale was involved in.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31887758 New era New+era World

In 2007 Bale joins Tottenham from Southampton in a £7million deal despite interest from Manchester United and Spurs' rivals Arsenal. Making his debut against Manchester United, Bale's second game for the club saw him score against Fulham in a 3-3 draw. His first season with the London outfit saw him go on to score against Arsenal and Middlesbrough, but had his season cut short by an ankle injury.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31886759 National pride National+pride World

Making his Wales debut in May 2006, he appeared as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Trinidad and Tobago, making him the youngest player ever to play for Wales at just 16 years and 315 days. Bale followed up this record by becoming the youngest player ever to score a goal for the national team with a trademark free kick against Slovakia on October 2006.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31887755 Rising star Rising+star World

Bale received praise from the press and opposing teams alike after impressive performances at left back for the Saints. His first goal, a free kick against Derby County in 2006, helped him earn a reputation as a deadly free kick specialist. Spending one season with Southamption's senior squad, Bale made 40 appearances and scored 5 goals with the club before securing a transfer to Tottenham in the summer of 2007.

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World 2018 43 Gareth Bale's best career moments 31886758 Where it all started Where+it+all+started World

Born in Cardiff, Wales, Bales was recruited by Southampton at age nine during a local tournament with his youth club Cardiff Civil Service Football Club after displaying superior footballing skills and tremendous quickness. After spending time in Southampton's youth ranks, Bale made his Saints debut at the tender age of 16, becoming the second youngest footballer to play for Southampton.

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