Gareth Bale has announced his retirement from international and club football at the age of 33.
The former Southampton, Tottenham and Real Madrid forward made his final competitive appearance during Wales’ World Cup group stage fixture with England on November 29.
Bale wrote on his social media accounts: “After careful and thoughtful consideration, I announce my immediate retirement from club and international football.
“I feel incredibly fortunate to have realised my dream of playing the sport I love.
“It has truly given me some of the best moments of my life. The highest of highs over 17 seasons, that will be impossible to replicate, no matter what the next chapter has in store for me.”
Here we detail the major prizes the Welshman claimed in his career.
EFL Cup: 2008
Champions League: 2013/14, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2021/22
LaLiga: 2016/17, 2019/20, 2021/22
Copa del Rey: 2013/14
Spanish Super Cup: 2017/18, 2019/20, 2021/22
UEFA Super Cup: 2014/15, 2016/17, 2017/18
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
Los Angeles FC
MLS Cup: 2022
MLS Supporters’ Shield: 2022
Wales’ most-capped men’s footballer (111 caps)
Welsh Footballer of the Year (men’s): 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
PFA Young Player of the Year: 2012/13
PFA Player’s Player of the Year: 2010/11, 2012/13
Member of the Order of the British Empire: 2022