The BBC: Real Madrid's Symphony of Goals and the Legacy of Ronaldo, Bale, and Benzema
The phrase is written on the Real Madrid website, "The BBC: A Symphony of Goals." The reference to the club's name implies the mention of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo. They were referred to as the "BBC" during Real Madrid's attacking phase. After Ronaldo left Real in 2018, this trio was dismantled. Before that, in 2013, they started their campaign together and scored 442 goals in five seasons.
Ronaldo himself scored 249 goals during these five seasons. Besides assisting Ronaldo in scoring two simultaneous goals, Bale used his speed to trouble opposition defenders, while Benzema kept them busy in the box. Former Welsh footballer Bell has talked about how he saw Ronaldo during those days on Martin Bormeier's YouTube channel.
Last year in January, when Bell retired, he had won five Champions League titles and three La Liga titles with Real. Golf enthusiast Bell is now spending time at the BMW Open International Pro Golf Tournament. He talked about it with Martin Bormeier.
When asked how the time in the dressing room was divided with Ronaldo, the 33-year-old Bell said, "It was good. He enjoyed his time. " Then Bell gave an example, "Let's say we won 5-0, but he didn't score. Then he would throw his boots in anger when we returned to the dressing room as if he was upset. It's such a thing that even if a team wins the Ryder Cup (golf tournament), but you haven't scored any points, you will be upset with yourself. That person is just fine. We have never had any problems among ourselves."
It was then asked Bell whether he ever thanked his teammates at Real for winning the Ballon d'Or five times personally. Bell initially said, "I don't know... I don't remember," but then turned towards the camera and said, "Yes, he thanked me."