Gareth Bale has announced his retirement from club and international football.
The Welshman, who played for Real Madrid, Tottenham, Southampton and LAFC, revealed the news to fans on Monday.
“After careful and thoughtful consideration, I announce my immediate retirement from club and international football,” Bale said in a statement.
“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.”
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