Captain of Wales, Gareth Bale has announced his retirement from both club and international football.
The 33-year old through his social media handle on Twitter announced his retirement in a statement.
” After careful and thoughtful consideration, I announce my immediate retirement from club and international football. I feel incredibly fortunate to have realized my dream of playing the sport I love.
“It has truly given me some of the best moments of my life.”
Bale played for clubs like Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid, where he won five Champions League titles, three La Liga titles, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, one Copa del Rey and three Spanish Super Cups before moving to MLS side Los Angeles FC.
Making 111 appearances for his national team and leading them to their first world cup in Qatar since 1958, he described it as a dream “come true.”
“Playing for and captaining my country 111 times has truly been a dream come true.”
“My journey on the international stage is one that has changed not only my life but who I am.
“The fortune of being Welsh and being selected to play for and captain Wales has given me something incomparable to anything else I’ve experienced. I am honoured and humbled to have been able to play a part in the history of this incredible country, to have felt the support and passion of the red wall, and together have been too unexpected and amazing places.”