Gareth Bale announced his retirement from international and club football at the age of 33 on Monday, ending one of the most decorated careers in British football history. The record cap holder and goalscorer, Wales led his country from the wilds of international soccer to qualification for two European Championships, reaching the semi-finals of Euro 2016 and a first World Cup since 1958. The Los striker Previously playing for Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid, Angeles FC made his final competitive appearance during Wales’ World Cup group stage match with England on 29 November.
“After careful and thoughtful consideration, I announce my immediate retirement from club and international football,” Bale posted in a social media post.
“I feel incredibly lucky to have realized my dream of playing the sport that I love.
“It really has given me some of the best moments of my life. The highest of the highs in 17 seasons, which will be impossible to replicate, no matter what the next chapter throws at me.
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