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  • Writer's pictureDan Keane


Gareth Bale is widely considered to be one of the greatest Welsh football players of all time, but whether or not he is the best British player ever is a matter of debate.

Bale began his professional career with Southampton in 2006, quickly establishing himself as one of the most promising young talents in the Premier League. He was then signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 2007, where he spent several successful seasons before moving to Real Madrid in 2013 for a then-world-record transfer fee.

At Real Madrid, Bale cemented his status as one of the top players in the world, winning four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, and two Club World Cups, as well as reaching the final of the 2018 UEFA Champions League. He also helped Wales reach the semi-finals of the 2016 UEFA European Championship, their best-ever performance in a major tournament.

Bale's accomplishments and skill as a player are undeniable. He is one of the most complete players in the game, with an impressive blend of speed, strength, and technical ability. He is also capable of scoring spectacular goals and is a threat from both free-kicks and penalties.

However, the question of whether or not Bale is the best British player ever is a difficult one to answer. There have been many great British players throughout the history of football, and determining who the best is can be subjective. Some may argue that players like George Best, Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan, John Charles, Paul Gascoigne, Ryan Giggs and more who played before him, were better, while others may point to more recent players like Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane as being more talented.

It's important to note that the term "best" can be interpreted in different ways, some would say that based on pure talent, others by the number of trophies won, and others by the impact they had on their teams or in the game.

In Bale's case, he has certainly established himself as one of the greatest Welsh players of all time, as well as one of the best British players of his generation. However, whether or not he can be considered the best British player ever is a topic that is likely to be debated for years to come.

What can be certain is that Gareth Bale is one of the most talented and successful players that came out of the British Isles, he's an iconic figure in both Welsh and British football, and his legacy in the game is secure.

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Dan Keane

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