The Wales international guided his country to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 in France, having already won the Champions League with the Spanish giants last season.
Gareth Bale says he will never forget 2016, after the Wales international tasted both club and international success.
The attacker helped Real to Champions League glory, before amazingly guiding his country to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.
And Bale, who is in the running to win the Best Player in Europe Award along with team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo and Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann, insists that he has never experienced a year like it.
“Winning the Champions League with Real was the biggest thing for me last season,” he told24sata.
“It was long and tough season, but we fought hard and won what we wanted to win.
“For me, it was a great season, not only with the club. We’ve had a great Euros, so I’ll never forget this year.”
On the European award, Bale said: “It is a big honour to be a finalist.
“These kind of awards you cannot win by yourself, but by playing for the team, so I have to thank my team-mates, both in club and national team, as they are part of this too.
“It would be great to win this award, but I like to focus on what can I do for my team.