An unbridled passion for golf, perhaps even greater than that for football. Gareth Bale has said it several times in the past, that after hanging up his boots he devoted himself to this new sport. And now a new satisfaction: the former Real Madrid striker will soon appear in what is considered the best golf simulation video game in the world, PGA Tour 2K23.
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The Welshman will be a real playable character in the new 2k release and will be the first of its kind.
In fact, in history, it has never happened that a footballer could appear in the game of another sport. Good news for Bale, who has dedicated himself so much to golf in recent months.MBE Gareth Frank Bale (Cardiff, 16 July 1989) is a former Welsh footballer who played as a forward.He is considered one of the best footballers of his generation, he grew up in the youth sector of Southampton, the team with which he made his professional debut.
In the summer of 2007, at the age of eighteen, he moved to Tottenham, where he established himself as one of the most promising talents of his generation, winning an English League Cup and, on an individual level, twice the PFA’s Best Player of the Year (2011 and 2013).
In the summer of 2013 he moved to Real Madrid for a total sum of 100 million euros, which made him, at that time, the most expensive purchase in the history of football. With the Spanish team he won three Spanish championships, one Copa del Rey, three Spanish Super Cups, five UEFA Champions Leagues, three UEFA Super Cups and four FIFA Club World Cups.With the Welsh national team, of which he is the record holder for appearances and goals, he participated in two editions of the European championship (2016 and 2020) and one of the world championship (2022).On 2 June 2022, for sporting and humanitarian merits, he was appointed member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.