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Gareth Bale overtook David Beckham As Briton With Most Games In La Liga

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale on Saturday overtook David Beckham as the British player with the most appearances in La Liga.

The Wales forward marked the occasion by scoring the opening goal in his side’s 3-1 win over Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He struck his 62nd league goal for Real in his 117th appearance in Spain’s top flight football.

Gareth Bale pounced on a loose ball in the area to hammer home with his left foot in the 24th minute, for his eighth league goal this campaign.

Another Real Madrid super star, Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real’s other goals either side of halftime as the double Laliga and  Champions League holders warmed up for their UEFA Champions league round of 16 second leg away to Paris St Germain next Tuesday.

Last year Gareth Bale overtook former FC Barcelona forward Gary Lineker as the British forward with the most goals in La Liga.

He has now surpassed the number of games former England captain David  Beckham played for Real Madrid between 2003 and 2007.

Bale joined Real for a then world-record eighty-five and five hundred million pounds,  (85.5 million pounds) in September 2013 and since then he has won three Champions Leagues, one La Liga title and one King’s Cup. However, his spell in Spain has been peppered with injury problems.

 

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