Watch: Every goal Gareth Bale has scored for Wales
National treasure, creator of footballing folklore, soccer superhero, greatest of all time – call him what you will but let us give thanks for Gareth Bale.
When the man in need of his own Marvel franchise achieves his international landmark of 100 caps, either this evening against Belarus or on Tuesday against Belgium in crucial World Cup qualifiers, we must pay tribute to a player who has transported us to hitherto unattainable heights.
In doing so he has awakened and galvanized a nation, instilling pride and belief in Welsh identity.
One day we’ll look back on these years and realise how lucky we were to live in the age of Gareth Bale.
Let’s cherish him while we can, with the hope of World Cup qualification still firmly in our sights.
But first feast your eyes on the stunning free-kicks, outrageous shots, incredible volleys – all of Gareth Bale’s 36 Wales goals are here for your delight and delectation…
(From his debut in 2006 to breaking Ian Rush’s goalscoring record in 2018)
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