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Gareth Bale Sends Farewell To Real Madrid To End Trophy-Laden 9 Years

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Wales skipper Gareth Bale said on Wednesday that his time at Real Madrid was an "incredible experience" as his contract ends at the LaLiga club after a 9-year spell in the Spanish capital.

The 32-year-old, who signed for Real from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, will be out of contract this summer.

The Welsh winger wrote on his Instagram a farewell message to Real Madrid and its staff.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Gareth Bale (@garethbale11)

"I write this message to say thank you to all my teammates, past and present, my managers, the backroom staff and to the fans that supported me," Bale, who scored 106 goals in 258 appearances for Real, said in a social media post.

"I arrived here nine years ago as a young man who wanted to realise my dream of playing for Real Madrid. To wear the pristine white kit... to play at the Santiago Bernabeu, to win titles and to be part of what it's so famous for, to win the Champions League."

The memories Bale created at Real Madrid included a stunning overhead kick, in the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool and also netting a superb winner against Barcelona in the 2014 Copa del Rey final.

Despite his fine collection of titles - three LaLiga triumphs and five Champions League crowns - Bale's time at Real was marred by injuries.

He was also often a target of the Spanish media, who labelled him a "parasite" after missing Real's 4-0 home loss to Barcelona in March, and he was jeered by some fans during a league game in April.

"To be a part of this club's history and to achieve what we achieved while I was a Real Madrid player, has been an incredible experience and one I will never forget," Bale added.

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2 Sporting CP 6 9
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3 Barcelona 6 7
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