Birth Name: Gareth Frank Bale
Place of Birth: South Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales
Date of Birth: 16 July, 1989
Ethnicity: Welsh, English
Gareth Bale is a Welsh professional footballer. He holds the world record transfer fee, of £85.3 million (€100 million), to Real Madrid.
Gareth was born in South Glamorgan, Glamorganshire, Wales, to Deborah A. (Pike), an operations manager, and Frank G. Bale, a school caretaker. He is the nephew of former Cardiff City footballer Chris Pike. Gareth was eligible to play for England through his grandmother.
Gareth’s paternal grandparents’ surnames are “Bale” and “Bell-Langford”.
Gareth’s maternal grandparents may be Dennis Pike (the son of Frederick W. Pike and Elizabeth M. Griffiths) and Patricia A. Watson.
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