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Gareth Bale: From local boy to £85m Real Madrid star

He may have just become the world's most expensive football player but Welshman Gareth Bale has his feet firmly on the ground.

The £85m man may now be earning £300,000 a week at Real Madrid but his family say his drive for success has always come from his passion for the game.

The 24-year-old developed his love of football playing in parks around Cardiff where he grew up.

BBC Wales Today's Claire Summers looks back at how the local boy became a football superstar.

Home is where the heart is for Bale

  • 02 Sep 2013
  • From the section Wales
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