26
Sep

Gareth Bale accidentally runs over a woman’s foot

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale.

First, fans kicked his car after he didn’t stop to take pictures and sign autographs. So this week, when he did pause while driving to give the fans what they wanted, things still didn’t go to plan.

When he drove off, Bale accidentally ran over a woman’s foot. Owwww.

Luckily, she appears to be fine — and now she can tell all her friends that one of the world’s best soccer stars graced her foot with the tire of his car!

(H/T SB Nation)

18
Apr

Gareth Bale issued speeding ticket for brilliant solo goal

The local police in Valencia have quite the sense of humor. After Gareth Bale score his absurdly amazing solo goal to give Real Madrid the Copa del Rey trophy, the cops issued him a fake but totally hilarious speeding ticket.

Well played, Valencia cops.

Not only that, but there’s some great humor in the details as well.

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Registration: 11
Class: Much
Scores: and assists
Model: Not at the moment

And because you know you want to watch it again, the goal that prompted the clever ticket:

H/T r/soccer

27
Sep

Uh-oh! Gareth Bale moves into Kaka’s old mansion, Ronaldo’s neighborhood

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Clearly, Gareth Bale doesn’t believe in bad omens.
Weeks after becoming the world’s most expensive player ever, Bale has  agreed to rent the former Madrid home of Kaka, who, you know, happens to be arguably the biggest transfer flop in the history of Real Madrid.

According to the Daily Mail, Bale will pay landlord Kaka £10,000 ($16,000) per month to rent his mansion, which is valued at £6.5 million ($10.4 million). The two-story, four-bedroom house includes a gym, indoor pool, two utility rooms, several terraces and a six-car garage, a perfect space for stash all that cash.

Bale’s neighbors will include Real Madrid teammates Iker Casillas, Karim Benzema, Sergio Ramos. Cristiano Ronaldo also lives in the neighborhood, but he is reportedly trying to sell his $7 million mansion.

Hmm, wonder why.

H/T NESN

18
Sep

Gareth Bolt? Real Madrid star clocked at 25mph

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Is the world’s most expensive footballer also the world’s fastest?

New Real Madrid star Gareth Bale insists he hasn’t yet reached his top fitness levels, but a radar gun tells a quite different story. According to Spanish TV station La Sexta, Bale was clocked sprinting at 40 kmh in last Sunday’s draw with Villarreal. That’s almost 25 mph, or just 2 mph behind Usain Bolt at his world record speed!

(H/T Daily Mail)

14
Sep

Gareth Bale scores on Real Madrid debut

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$137 million man Gareth Bale didn’t waste any time trying to prove his worth to his new club, scoring on the very first shot he attempted as a member of Real Madrid.

It wasn’t a trademark Bale screamer reminiscent of his Tottenham days — good times, good times — but for the most expensive signing of all-time, any goal will do to quell early skepticism and disdain of the blockbuster deal. Here’s Bale’s goal, which at the time drew Real level 1-1 with Villareal:

It wasn’t a dream debut by any means — Bale’s pass accuracy was a lousy 64%, and Madrid did, after all, fail to grab three points — but at the end of the day, Bale’s contributions will first and foremost be measured in goals.

Whether or not he can match Cristiano Ronaldo’s mind-boggling run of scoring an average of one goal per game (as of Saturday, 203 goals in 203 matches for Real) remains to be seen, but so far, so good.

(Image: REUTERS/Heino Kalis)

3
Sep

Southampton missed out on 25% of Gareth Bale’s record transfer fee!

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Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20.

Southampton fans, you might want to look away.

When the Saints sold a relatively unknown teenager named Gareth Bale to Tottenham in 2007, there was a sell-on clause in his transfer that guaranteed Southampton a 25% stake in any future transfer fee for the Welsh player. After Real Madrid dished out a reported world record fee of $132 million, that would seem like fantastic news to Saints fans.

Wrong.

Unfortunately, just a year after selling Bale to Spurs, Southampton found themselves short on cash and chose to waive the clause in place for a lump sum of roughly $4 million plus a young goalkeeping prospect named Tommy Forecast (he’s never been heard from again). Not quite the estimated $33 million they would have netted this weekend.

Of course, nobody could’ve foreseen Bale to garner a world record transfer fee just five years after leaving St Mary’s, but just knowing this minor detail will be sure to cause Southampton fans some grief today!

(Sorry.)

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(H/T The Mirror)