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How many goals did Gareth Bale score for Wales? Ex-Dragons star's full World Cup, Euro, Nations League and international friendly record

23:00 GMT 09/01/2023
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The former Real Madrid winger is the highest goal scorer for Wales after an illustrious career at the top level

Gareth Bale is the greatest goalscorer in Wales' history and has been freely scoring since he made his international debut back in 2006.

The winger scored his first international goal in his third game when he netted his team's only strike in Wales' 5-1 loss to Slovakia.

Since then, the former Real Madrid star has achieved some impressive feats on the global stage, none of which tops his performances in leading Wales to the semi-final of the Euro 2016, where they lost 2-0 to eventual champions Portugal.

Astonishingly, Bale had never featured at the World Cup until Qatar 2022 and he instantly found the net his first-ever chance to do so at the coveted tournament.

How many goals did Bale score for his national team, though?

Let's have a look at the winger's international record.

Gareth Bale's total Wales goals

Competition

Games

Goals

Euros

10

3

World Cup qualification

29

13

World Cup finals31

Euros qualification

33

14

UEFA Nations League

12

3

International friendlies

24

6

111

40

How many goals did Bale score at the European Championship?

Edition

Games

Goals

Euro 2016

6

3

Euro 2020

4

0

10

3

Bale's UEFA Nations League record

Edition

Games

Goals

UEFA Nations League B

7

2

UEFA Nations League A

4

1

11

3

World Cup qualification goals

Edition

Goals

2010 World Cup qualifiers

0

2014 World Cup qualifiers

4

2018 World Cup qualifiers

4

2022 World Cup qualifiers

6

14

How many goals did Bale score at the World Cup?

EditionGamesGoals
2022 FIFA World Cup31

Euro qualification goals

Edition

Goals

Euro 2008 qualifiers

2

Euro 2012 qualifiers

3

Euro 2016 qualifiers

7

Euro 2020 qualifiers

2

14


Bale's friendly goals for Wales

Games

Goals

24

6

Bale's favourite opponents

Team

Goals

China

3

Belarus

3

Austria

3

Andorra

3

Switzerland

2

Slovakia

2

Scotland

2

Israel

2

Serbia

2

Croatia

2

Moldova

2

*Data accurate as of January 10, 2023