Gareth Bale is considered one of the most talented left-wingers in the world. His specialism in free kicks, speed and offensive style of play have earned him acclaim.
- Age 23
- Began professional career playing left-back at Southampton
- Joined Tottenham Hotspur in May 2007 for a fee of £7.5m
- Ability at taking free kicks compared with that of Cristiano Ronaldo
- Despite being eligible to play for England he has chosen to play for Wales so far
- Previously won PFA Player of the Year in 2011