Former Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is being viewed as a legend of Major League Soccer (MLS) after announcing his retirement from the sport.
Bale announced that he is retiring from both club and international football at the age of 33 on Monday afternoon, calling time on what has been an incredibly fascinating and successful career.
It is one that started with Southampton and led to a move to Tottenham Hotspur. That is where he really became a star, prompting Real Madrid to spend a then-world record fee on the winger.
His time in Madrid did not go exactly to plan as he struggled to settle, bit he still scored a host of impressive and extremely important goals for Los Blancos.
As his influence in the game started to wane, he decided to head to MLS and see out the end of his career with LAFC.
LAFC will forever keep an unforgettable memory of Bale: « Forever a champion, forever a legend, » the official LAFC account noted, recalling the title-winning MLS Cup final against Philadephia Union in which he scored a goal that took the game to penalties.
Bale is now football history, where he will be remembered for his goals in major European finals with Real Madrid. MLS was left wanting more, but enjoyed the Welshman’s time in their league.
Bale was also a talisman for the Welsh national team for many years.
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