Gareth Bale has equaled Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of five Champions League titles despite only playing for seven minutes this season.
The 32-year-old Welshman did not feature in the 2021/22 Champions League final as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0.
But Gareth Bale has added another memorable milestone in his career at the Bernabeu after winning his fifth Champions League trophy.
The Wales captain won 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and now 2022 at the Stade de France. Gareth Bale also took the front row seat at Real Madrid’s trophy lifting ceremony.
The Welshman made his mark for the last time in the 2018 final, scoring from an overhead kick and a long shot.
Although Gareth Bale has said he is ready to play against Liverpool again in Paris, manager Carlo Ancelotti has not used his talents.
Even so, some fans on social media congratulated Bale on his fifth Champions League win – the same record as Ronaldo and once more than Lionel Messi.
- One fan said: “We all have fun when Gareth Bale is dancing on the pitch and laughing at the fans who hate him – what an asshole!”.
- Another added: “It was a pleasure to see Gareth Bale there. He should be remembered as a Real Madrid legend and one of the best players in UK football.”
- The third wrote: “A fantastic performance by Gareth Bale. Man of the match for me.”
Bale ended his playing career at Real Madrid in the most amazing way – with the Champions League trophy even though he only played a few minutes with Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.
Bale was FaceTimed with his Welsh teammates ahead of the Champions League final.
Next week, Gareth Bale and the Wales national team will face Scotland or Ukraine in the 2022 World Cup play-off final.
Bale has a chance to be a hero for his country once again by taking them to the World Cup for the first time since 1958.