Top 20 Soccer Player celebrities in Wales
Here is the latest list of Wales's top 20 Soccer Player celebrities [Updated April 18, 2021].
Gareth Bale was born on July 16, 1989 in Cardiff, Wales.
Winger who won the PFA Players' Player of the Year, PFA Young Player of the Year, and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards during the 2012-13 season while playing for Tottenham Hotspur. Gareth Bale made his debut with the Welsh national team in 2006 and transferred from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013.
Gareth Bale had an incredible season in 2010, playing for Tottenham in the Champions League and winning the Wales Player of the Year Award.
Net Worth 2020: $145 Million
Salary 2020: $33 Million
Footballing Contracts: After proving himself at Southampton, Bale moved to Tottenham in 2007 for a transfer fee of 7 million pounds. Gareth transferred to Real Madrid in 2013 for a record-breaking 85.3 million pounds. At the time, this was the largest amount ever paid for a football player – breaking Cristiano Ronaldo's previous record (who also signed for Real Madrid).
Years later, Bale signed a contract extension that was intended to keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022. This contract paid the Welsh striker $33 million per year – enough to make him one of the highest-paid soccer players in the world. After a series of conflict-ridden years at Real, Bale transferred back to Tottenham in 2020. Although this was only a loan deal, his return to Spain seemed likely after he completed the transfer.
Ryan Giggs was born on November 29, 1973 in Cardiff, Wales.
He was named PFA Players' Player of the Year in 2009 and won his 13th Premier League title with Manchester United in 2013.
Net Worth 2020: $60 Million
Craig Bellamy was born on July 13, 1979 in Wales.
Craig Bellamy started his own foundation to help disadvantaged children in Sierra Leone, a town he personally visited.
Net Worth 2020: $25 Million
Salary 2020: $4 Million Per Year
Aaron Ramsey was born on December 26, 1990 in Caerphilly, Wales.
Aaron Ramsey was sent to Arsenal in a £5 million deal in 2008. Two years later he suffered a broken leg injury that stalled his career, but he became a top player for the team again in 2013. Aaron Ramsey signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management London in 2014.
Salary 2020: 2.86 million GBP (2012)
Joe Allen was born on March 14, 1990 in Carmarthen, Wales.
Signed by Liverpool for a fee of £15 million, Joe Allen was the team's Player of the Month in August 2012.
Salary 2020: 2.34 million GBP (2012)
Joe Ledley was born on January 23, 1987 in Wales.
Joe Ledley first joined the Wales national team in 2005.
Kevin Ratcliffe was born on November 12, 1960 in Wales.
Kevin Ratcliffe was a member of the Everton squad which won the PFA Football League First Division Team of the Year award for the 1984-85 season.
John Hartson was born on April 5, 1975 in Wales.
John Hartson played for several Premier League teams in his career, including Arsenal F.C. and West Ham United.
Gary Speed was born on September 8, 1969 in Mancot, Wales.
Gary Speed scored 103 goals in his 677-game club career which ended with Sheffield United in 2010.
Dean Saunders was born on June 21, 1964 in Wales.
Dean Saunders scored 190 career goals in professional competition.
Andy Dibble was born on May 8, 1965 in Wales.
Andy Dibble became a goalkeeping coach after retirement, earning the role with Peterborough United from 2007 to 2009 then joining the ROtherham United staff in 2010.
Mark Pembridge was born on November 29, 1970 in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.
From 1992-1995, Mark Pembridge played for Derby County.
David Cotterill was born on December 4, 1987 in Cardiff, Wales.
He's played for the Welsh national team at the U19, U21, and senior levels.
Chris Gunter was born on July 21, 1989 in Wales.
Chris Gunter made over 40 appearances for the Welsh national team between 2007 and 2013.
Ched Evans was born on December 28, 1988 in Wales.
Ched Evans was convicted of rape in 2012 and went on to spent over two years in prison before he was found not guilty in a retrial.
Wayne Hennessey was born on January 24, 1987 in Bangor, Wales.
Wayne Hennessey made 152 appearances for the Wolverhampton Wanderers from 2006 to 2014.
Kaid Mohamed was born on July 23, 1984 in Wales.
Kaid Mohamed scored 15 goals in 84 appearances for Cheltenham Town from 2011 to 2013.
Jason Price was born on April 12, 1977 in Wales.
Jason Price played for Barnet in 2011.
David Pipe was born on November 5, 1983 in Caerphilly, Wales.
From 2004 to 2007, David Pipe played for Notts County.
Danny Coyne was born on August 27, 1973 in Wales.
Danny Coyne's pro debut came in 1992 for the Tranmere Rovers.