Andy Robertson And Gareth Bale Awarded MBE

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When On-field exploits are coupled with Off-field commendable works, it results in football stars being rewarded and such is the case for Liverpool’s Andy Robertson, who has been awarded an MBE.

The Scotsman has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for contributions to football, charity and young individuals.

Robertson was pictured receiving his royal honors from Prince William during an investiture ceremony that was held at Windsor Castle on the 29th of June 2023.

The MBE was conferred on the former Dundee United defender by the Prince of Wales and they afterwards shared a smile together.

Andy Robertson awarded an MBE
Andy Robertson was handed the MBE for his contributions on and off the field

Andy Robertson has enjoyed a remarkable spell at Anfield since he joined the club from Hull City for £8 million in 2017.

The 29-year-old has scored 8 goals and provided 63 assists in 267 appearances for Liverpool.

He has had a trophy-laden time at Merseyside winning many massive trophies, including the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League in 2020.

Despite the Red’s subpar 2022/23 campaign, with the club ending the season trophyless, Andy Robertson still eschewed quality during the season.

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The left-back broke the record for a defender with the most assists in the history of the Premier League.

Andy Robertson was awarded an MBE for exploits on and off the pitch

Andy Robertson has also been immense off the field and his exploits have resulted in him receiving the MBE.

In November 2020, he established the AR26 charity with the goal of providing young people in his home country with equal opportunity to training, support, job opportunities and free football coaching.

Former Teammate James Milner was also presented the MBE in March for his services to the round leather game and his humanitarian works.

Andy Robertson awarded an MBE
James Milner was presented the MBE in March

Other Liverpool past and present players who have also received an MBE include; Jordan Henderson, Ian Rush, Gary McAllister and Steven Gerrard.

Welsh great Gareth Bale also received an MBE

Meanwhile, alongside the Liverpool star, Welsh Legend Gareth Bale was also handed the MBE.

The former Real Madrid attacker revealed he was “very proud” after receiving his MBE from the Prince of Wales.

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Bale was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to football and charity.

The 33-year-old was presented with the MBE as part of the Queen’s final birthday honors.

Bale said it was “a very special morning surrounded by so many incredible and inspiring people”.

He received the honor following a remarkable active footballing career for club and country.

In 2022, the former Tottenham Hotspur player was the first captain to lead Wales to the FIFA World Cup tournament for the first time since 1958.

Gareth Bale made 111 appearances for the national team, scoring 41 goals and providing 22 assists.

The former attacker also enjoyed stellar years in his career, playing for clubs like Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Los Angeles FC.

Gareth Bale was also awarded the MBE

The Saint Mary’s academy graduate scored 186 goals and made 137 assists in 554 games throughout his career.

He won three Champions League in a row

Bale was amongst the historic team that did the three-peat of Champions League titles and he lifted the trophy on five different occasions with Real Madrid.

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After receiving the MBE, he shared how the moment was a very proud one for him and his family.

He said: “a very proud moment for my family and I.

“I joined a football academy at the age of 9, so the sport is a defining part of my identity.”

The 31-year-old also expressed that he hopes that he has been able to give in like manner back to the society.

“I recognise the privilege of being able to do what I love, and for all of the incredible moments, experiences, achievements and memories football has given me”, he added.

“I hope I have been able to give just as much back.

The Welshman concluded that: “Football is my whole life and I am deeply humbled to be recognised by the Queen.”

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