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Gareth Bale's 2012/13 Highlights Are Still Outrageous, He Was Unplayable

Daniel Marland

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Gareth Bale's 2012/13 Highlights Are Still Outrageous, He Was Unplayable

Featured Image Credit: Image: Twitter/@laligafrauds

A video of Gareth Bale's 2012/13 highlights has emerged and it provides clear proof that he's a modern day Premier League legend.

The Welshman joined Tottenham Hotspur from Southampton back in 2007 as a full-back and initially couldn't get going.

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After a barren spell of not winning a game he, went on to become one of the club's deadliest wingers.

At 23-years-old during his final season at White Hart Lane, Bale helped carry Spurs to a fifth place finish while scoring 26 goals in all competitions.

@LaLigaFrauds have created a compilation of Bale's performances and it shows him at his best.

Internationally, the former Saints man became Wales' focal point and it's a spot he remains in to this day.

He was also named in UEFA's Team of the Year and won the PFA Player of the Year award after his exploits. The sheer quality of the goals he scored are just insane.

He destroyed Manchester United with a stunning solo goal that made Paul Scholes want to retire, while there were also worldies against Norwich, West Brom, Newcastle, Lyon, West Ham, Swansea and Southampton.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Bale went on to join Real Madrid for a then world-record fee of £86 million in the summer of 2013, scoring 106 goals in 258 games and winning five Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles.

His relationship with Los Blancos fans and the media in Madrid did sour but after nine years, he did receive the send-off he deserved and was placed in the club's legends section on the official Real website.

Bale, who returned to Spurs on loan in 2020/21, has signed for MLS side Los Angeles FC and taken a monumental £27.5 million pay cut to make the move.

Bale irked the Spanish media by perfectly speaking their language in his first message to the LAFC fans, who should see him in action very soon.

The Wales captain was slated to make his debut in the derby against LA Galaxy but his first match was delayed due to a hold up with his visa.

Topics: Gareth Bale, MLS, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, La Liga, Real Madrid

Daniel Marland
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