Robbie Savage makes a claim about Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale headed Wales closer to Euro 2016 qualification.

Robbie Savage has taken to Twitter in order to label Gareth Bale the best player to ever pull on the Wales jersey - better than former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs.

The former Tottenham Hotspur idol lifted Wales closer to Euro 2016 qualification, heading in the only goal of the game with 10 minutes remaining as Chris Coleman’s side won 1-0 in Cyprus.

Many greats have represented Wales throughout their footballing history, with Liverpool hero Ian Rush and ex-United duo Mark Hughes and Giggs certainly topping the list in recent times.

However, Savage believes they have all been trumped by Bale and made his claim on Twitter.


Assuming the former Blackburn Rovers midfielder is talking just performances in the red shirt, it’s difficult to argue against as Bale has driven his side on to a completely different level.

From 51 caps, he has notched 18 goals which takes him closer to Rush’s all-time record of 28, despite Bale starting his career as a left-back and now predominantly featuring as an attacking winger.

During his last season with Spurs and now a virtual ever-present in the Real Madrid starting XI, the 26-year-old has earned the right to be called world class and among the best Welsh players in history.

The title of best ever, in terms of club success, surely goes to Giggs as the now United assistant boss scored over 100 Premier League goals at Old Trafford and won 20 domestic honours.

Bale achieved little success at Spurs in terms of trophies and Madrid are currently second best to Barcelona in Spain – but should club success determine the individual greatness of one player?

Bale or Giggs? It’s an interesting question, and one which could be debated for years to come.

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