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Watch: The incredible anthem as Gareth Bale earned his 100th cap and Wales won 5-1

13 Nov 2021 2 minutes Read

This is the incredible anthem that belted out as Gareth Bale won his 100th cap and Wales beat Belarus 5-1 at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight.

Having become Wales’ youngest ever player in May 2006 when making his debut against Trinidad & Tobago aged 16 years and 315 days, Bale reached the 100 cap milestone against Belarus in a World Cup qualifier.

15 years after that first match Bale started the game, becoming only the second Welshman after Chris Gunter to reach 100 caps. He is also Wales’ record goalscorer with 36 goals to his name.

The Real Madrid forward had to fight back from a hamstring tear in order to lead his side in a successful comeback.

“It has been an incredible journey and one that started very young,” said Bale before the match.

“To get 100 caps will personally be an incredible achievement and one you never think about when you start out.

“We have been through the lows when I first joined to grow Welsh football, to try to put it on the right path and inspire the generations coming through.

“I think even now the youngsters have watched us come from a lower-ranked team to a higher-ranked team. It has given them a drive to push to get better as we have been that inspiration through the years.

“We have all bought into it – the fans, the team, the staff – and every manager has bought into the same philosophy that we want to push Welsh football as far as we can. We have done a great job and hopefully there is more to come.”

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