25-Year-Old Midfielder Real Madrid La Liga
Bale scored in the 110th minute to put Real Madrid up 2-1 in their eventual 4-1 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final Saturday.
After joining Real Madrid last summer in the biggest transfer in football history, Bale silenced the critics Saturday. He didn't have a great game, but he was big when it counted, helping Real to their 10th European Cup, and first since 2002. With Wales not in this summer's World Cup, Bale should have plenty of opportunities to rest this summer ahead of the 2014-15 La Liga season.