01 Mar Gareth Bale gives footballing fan chance to become television star
Gareth Bale and Stellar Group have helped a young footballer have a taste of life as a superstar.
The Wales and Real Madrid attacker was due to take part in filming for an advert for Champions League sponsors Nissan but was unable to because of injury.
Rather than scrap the advert – which also features Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero – Gareth and Nissan offered his role to Ana Rueda Hernandez, 24, who plays for the Madrid women’s side CD Magerit.
Gareth took part in a special “making-of” video (below) and even attended the filming on his crutches to wish her well.
Ana, a student and part-time baker, said: “I am so excited this is happening to me. I have been playing football in the streets with my brothers since I was a child and now to be picked up as Gareth Bale’s substitute is incredible. Gareth is my favourite player anyway – I wish I had the same left leg!”
The video came about through the ongoing collaboration between Nissan and Stellar, demonstrating once again the way in our clients generate global media coverage and boost the power of top brands.