Gareth Bale's former PE teacher has spoken of his pride ahead of Wales playing Portugal in the Euro 2016 semi-final tonight.
Gwyn Morris taught Bale at Whitchurch High School in Cardiff between 2002 and 2005.
The 48-year-old has followed the career of his protege closely - from Southampton academy product to becoming the world's most expensive footballer at Real Madrid.
But nothing has delighted proud Welshman Mr Morris quite as much as seeing how his former pupil has shone in the first major tournament Wales have appeared in since 1958.
Bale has notched up three goals so far and helped propel Wales from 100-1 outsiders to potential champions.
Bale's skill was evident at 15 when he played a key role in helping Whitchurch's under 18 team win the Cardiff & Vale Senior Cup.
He also beat off competition in his final year from future Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton to be named the school's top athlete before leaving to join Southampton.
"He wasn't just great at football," Mr Morris added. "He was good at rugby, cricket and cross-country running.
And despite the Welshman's meteoric rise, Mr Morris said his star pupil has always kept his feet on the ground and not forgotten where he has come from.
But of all Bale's stellar achievements - which includes two Champions League wins - Mr Morris said the winger's Euro 2016 goal against Russia was one of his favourite moments to date.