Statues outside football stadiums Wed, May 31, 2017
Express Sport runs through a collection of famous monuments to football club legends that are found outside stadiums around the United Kingdom
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Gareth Bale has been honoured with a shocking statue in Cardiff
Bale and his Real Madrid team-mates will arrive in Cardiff to take on Juventus in the Champions League final this Saturday (7.45pm).
However, the Welsh winger will do well to take any inspiration from the new statue erected outside the stadium, sculpted by Emanuel Santos.
Santos was responsible for the nightmare bust of Cristiano Ronaldo unveiled outside Madeira Airport earlier this year, and has worked his magic once again.
Paddy Power commissioned the artist to pull off another creation, with Bale's statue taking 264 man hours to complete and costing an estimated £25,000.
While the Real stars may not be too happy about their statues, they’re not the only players who have been questionably immortalised in Bronze.
Scroll through the gallery above to see the best pictures of Gareth Bale’s new bust, and compare it to some of the other statues found outside stadiums in the UK.