Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional football player playing for Real Madrid as well as the Wales national team. He began playing as a professional football player for Southmapton. In 2007, he signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur. In 2009 until 2010, he became a key player of the team and earned international attention at the UEFA Champions League in the 2010-2011 seasons. In 2013, Bale was named as the FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year. In the middle of 2013, Bale was sold to Real Madrid for an undisclosed fee. The English reporters and media have assumed that Bale has the world transfer record fee. During his first season in Real Madrid, he helped the team win the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. His peers describe him as a player with tremendous speed, a great left foot, great crossing abilities, and great physical qualities.