Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale made his 250th appearance for the club on Sunday 14 June when his side was up against 16th placed Eibar.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale made his 250th appearance for the club on Sunday when his side was up against 16th placed Eibar.
To reach this milestone, Bale was substituted in the second half at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano which is Real Madrid’s temporary home as the Santiago Bernabeu is undergoing renovations.
Madrid won its first match 3-1 after a three-month-long break as contact sport was banned because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Marcelo Viera scored one goal each to secure Madrid’s win.
The Whites have 59 points and are now separated by 2 points with log leaders and rivals, Barcelona.
Bale received a commemorative jersey from club president after the match.
The Cardiff-born football star made his club and country debut in 2006 at the age of 16 years for Southampton in a 2-0 win over Millwall. A month later, he represented his country Wales, in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago.
The 30-year-old player joined Real Madrid in September 2013 for a then-world record fee of 85 million pounds.
The No 11 jersey player has to date been involved in 162 wins, scored 105 goals.
His 250 matches have come across six competitions, including La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey, Club World Cup and Spanish Super Cup, among others.
Some of the Welshman’s honours include the Fifa Club World Cup, European Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup, Football League Club and 2018 Best Player in Champions League Final.
The match was between Real Madrid and Liverpool, and according to BBC Sports, Bale scored one of European football’s greatest goals.
His magnificent overhead kick put his club 2-1 up and helped secure the club’s 13th Champions League success.
On his seventh season, this milestone has embedded his name in the list of non-Spanish players with most appearances for Real Madrid.
Here is the list of top player caps:
1. Roberto Carlos (Br azil) – 527
2. Marcelo (Br azil) – 506
3. Karim Benzema (France) – 502
4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) – 438
5.Alfredo Di Stefano (Argentina) – 396
6.Jose Santamaria (Uruguay)- 337
7. Pepe (Portugal) and Luka Modric (Croatia) – 334
8. Raphael Varane (France) – 310
9.Uwe Stielike (Germany) – 308
10.Hugo Sanchez (Mexico) – 282
11. Toni Kroos (Germany) – 267
12.Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina) – 264
13.Ferenc Puskas (Hungary) – 262
14. Gareth Bale (Wales) – 250