Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist: meet Gareth Bale

The Wales and Real Madrid star took Euro 2016 by storm – can he win the public vote this Sunday?

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Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist: Gareth Bale

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Age: 27

Twitter: @GarethBale11

2016 highlight: Led Wales on an exhilarating run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, after helping Real Madrid win a second Uefa Champions League title in three years

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What the commentator said: “Everybody is talking about Wales,” John Hartson said after Gareth Bale and Wales’s defeat to Portugal in Euro 2016. “All over the UK, all over the world people are talking about how well this group of players have done.”

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Sports Personality of the Year 2016: who will win?

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Nicola
Adams

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Gareth
Bale

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Alistair
Brownlee

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Sophie
Christiansen

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Kadeena
Cox

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Mo
Farah

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Jason
Kenny

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Laura
Kenny

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Andy
Murray

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Adam
Peaty

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Kate
Richardson-Walsh

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Nick
Skelton

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Sarah
Storey

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Jamie
Vardy

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Max
Whitlock

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Danny
Willett