Sculptor Emanuel Santos was commissioned by betting company Paddy Power to work his magic once again to create a follow up to the statue of Ronaldo which went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Here's the making of that Gareth Bale statue. pic.twitter.com/RDTn9MMmAY pic.twitter.com/61vJG6wTvZ — Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 31, 2017
The bust of Welsh superstar Bale was created especially for the Champions League final at the Wales National Stadium in Cardiff and took 264 man hours to complete at a cost of £25,000
"I have become a bit famous since my Ronaldo artwork with people telling me how much it made them smile, so to bring another famous footballer to life is a true honour," Santos said at the unveiling.
"Maybe I'll create another one to make it a hat trick as they say in football."