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.”

Sports Personality of the Year 2016: who will win?

Nicola
Adams

Gareth
Bale

Alistair
Brownlee

Sophie
Christiansen

Kadeena
Cox

Mo
Farah

Jason
Kenny

Laura
Kenny

Andy
Murray

Adam
Peaty

Kate
Richardson-Walsh

Nick
Skelton

Sarah
Storey

Jamie
Vardy

Max
Whitlock

Danny
Willett