Gareth Bale

1989 - Today

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Gareth Frank Bale (born 16 July 1989) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played as a winger, most notably for Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best footballers of his generation and one of the greatest Welsh players of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gareth Bale has received more than 22,595,195 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Gareth Bale is the 523rd most popular soccer player (down from 517th in 2019), the 1,306th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,491st in 2019) and the 25th most popular British Soccer Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 23M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.41

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 87

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among soccer players, Gareth Bale ranks 523 out of 21,273Before him are Delio Onnis, Reizo Fukuhara, Takehiko Kawanishi, Anghel Iordănescu, James Rodríguez, and Jay-Jay Okocha. After him are Carlos José Castilho, Frank de Boer, Karl Rappan, Jack Charlton, Gerard Piqué, and Nevio Scala.

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Among people born in 1989, Gareth Bale ranks 7Before him are Taylor Swift, Thomas Müller, PewDiePie, Taron Egerton, Daniel Radcliffe, and Marco Reus. After him are Chris Brown, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Pato, Jordi Alba, Ivan Perišić, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gareth Bale ranks 1,306 out of 8,785Before him are Saint Malachy (1094), William Booth (1829), Alexander Cunningham (1814), Frederic Bartlett (1886), Joan of Kent (1328), and Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800). After him are Anthony Minghella (1954), Ginger Baker (1939), David Hartley (1705), Lucinda Riley (1965), Jack Charlton (1935), and Roddy McDowall (1928).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Gareth Bale ranks 25Before him are Steven Gerrard (1980), John Charles (1931), Ally McCoist (1962), John Toshack (1949), Frank Lampard (1978), and Alan Shearer (1970). After him are Jack Charlton (1935), Paul Scholes (1974), Geoff Hurst (1941), Jimmy Greaves (1940), Paul Gascoigne (1967), and Wayne Rooney (1985).