Gareth Bale, in just his his third season at Real Madrid has broken Gary Lineker’s record and now has become the all-time leading British goal scorer.

The former record holder, Gary Lineker also congratulated him on Twitter.

Bale’s goal in the 4-0 victory over Sevilla took his tally to 43 in 76 games, exceeding the Englishman’s record of 42 goals in 103 games for Barcelona between 1986 and 1989.

Leading British goal-scorers in La Liga:

43 – Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

42 – Gary Lineker (Barcelona)

33 – John Aldridge (Real Sociedad)

24 – Steve Archibald (Barcelona)

16 – Laurie Cunningham (Real Madrid)

15 – Alan Campbell (Racing de Santander)

13 – Michael Owen (Real Madrid)

13 – David Beckham (Real Madrid)


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