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Gareth Bale - Player Profile

Rahul Naresh Rahul Naresh

Here is a profile for Gareth Bale detailing information about his playing career as well as his brand endorsements, sponsors, investments, notable honours and charity work.

Full Name: Gareth Frank Bale
Date of Birth: July 16, 1989
Place of Birth: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Nationality: Welsh
Current Club: Real Madrid
Gareth Bale’s Salary: £600,000 per week
Gareth Bale’s Net Worth: US$145 million
First senior club appearance: April 17, 2006 v Millwall
First senior international appearance: May 27,2006 v Trinidad and Tobago

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Gareth Bale’s Sponsorship/Endorsements

Adidas, Nissan, Konami, Foot Locker, BT Sport, Lucozade, Duracell, SWG Construction, Altitude Masks,
Taylor Made, Wish Shopping, EA Sports

Adidas

German sports giant Adidas often targets some of the biggest names in world football. After Bale’s big-money move to Real Madrid in 2013, the company signed him up on a six-year deal in 2014. The Welsh star earned £20m per year up until 2020, when the contract came to an end.

Nissan

The Japanese automobile company signed a deal with Bale in 2016, making him one of its global brand ambassadors. The deal included lending images of the Welshman to Nissan’s campaign called the “the Engineers of Excitement”. The exact terms of the agreement and the financial details were not released.

Konami

Konami signed a deal with Bale in 2016, as per which he would feature on the game cover of UEFA EURO 2016, which was an expansion of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016.

Foot Locker

The American sportswear company entered into an agreement to make Gareth Bale its brand ambassador in March 2016. The two parties agreed to a one-year agreement, as per which Bale would work with the company on various branding initiatives and projects. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

BT Sport

BT Sport, one of the leading sports networks in the UK, signed Bale in 2013, around the time he made his big-money move to Real Madrid. The deal between the two parties was for three years, as per which Bale would appear in adverts for the company and make guest appearances on certain shows.

Lucozade

Lucozade is an energy drink company that signed Gareth Bale as its brand ambassador in 2013 alongside Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The company launched a campaign worth £4m to highlight its sports drinks’ effect on athlete performance. Bale made appearances in the ad campaigns to support this message.

Duracell

Although not a direct sponsor of Bale, Duracell sponsors the Welshman’s Ellevens Esports team. Duracell is a battery manufacturing company based in the US and is the first official sponsor of Bale’s esports team. The company’s logo appeared on the team’s shirts in 2021.

SWG Construction

SWG Construction has worked with Bale as recently as October 2021. One of the latest happenings of their partnership involved the construction of a mini-golf course for the footballer. Bale also has been posting on his social media, tagging the construction company.

Altitude Masks

The Real Madrid star also endorses Altitude Masks, a company that manufactures fitness masks that improve lung capacity and oxygen efficiency. The footballer has featured in the brand’s ad campaigns.

Taylor Made

Gareth Bale’s love for golf is precisely where this partnership with Taylor Made stems from. He was caught showing off his customised golf kit specially made by Taylor Made as recent as April 2022 on his Instagram.

Wish Shopping

Bale was in an agreement with Wish Shopping. In 2019, Bale was seen advertising for the company. The advert also featured Brazilian star Neymar, who had also been snapped up by the company.

EA Sports

In 2013, Gareth Bale was announced as a brand ambassador for EA sports. He featured along with Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 14.

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Investments

Ellevens E-sports

In 2020, Bale launched his very own esports team, which consist of some of the finest pro esports athletes. Ellevens have enjoyed some early success by finishing second in the FIFAe Club World Cup.

Rowbots

Rowbots is a special gym that was introduced by Gareth Bale in 2019. The gym specifically focuses on only one form of training, rowing techniques. Bale uses this form of training during his off-season and believes that it works nearly every muscle in the body.

Gareth Bale’s Notable achievements

  • LaLiga winner: 2016-17, 2019-20
  • UEFA Champions League winner: 2013-14, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
  • Copa del Rey winner: 2013-14
  • Supercopa de España winner: 2017
  • UEFA Super Cup winner: 2014, 2016, 2017
  • FIFA Club World Cup winner:  2014, 2017, 2018

Gareth Bale’s Individual achievements

  • PFA Young Player of the Year: 2012-13
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2012-13
  • Tottenham Hotspur Player of the Year: 2012-13
  • UEFA Team of the Year: 2011, 2013
  • UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2015-16
  • Welsh Footballer of the Year: 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Premier League Player of the Month: April 2010, January 2012, February 2013
  • PFA Team of the Year: 2006-07 Championship, 2010-11 Premier League, 2011-12 Premier League, 2012-13 Premier League
  • FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2018

Gareth Bale’s Charity Work

  • Gareth Bale donated over £1m in Wales and Spain to help fight Coronavirus in April 2020.
  • Bale donated £15,000 to the “Everyone deserves a Christmas 2020” campaign, an initiative aimed at delivering food across the Swansea area.
  • Bale put together nearly US$2m to pay for a boy’s prosthetic legs in 2019 as part of the “Raise your hands for Luca” campaign for the four-year-old child, who lost his legs due to meningitis. Bale, along with other sports stars like Sebastian Vettel and Stuart Broad, contributed to the campaign.
  • Bale also announced his partnership with Velindre Cancer Centre as a patron in 2019. The Centre provides care for cancer patients in Whitchurch, Wales.
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