Thursday 02 May 2013
Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale has been voted by the Football Writers' Association (FWA) Player of the Year.
The 23-year-old topped the poll of around 400 football journalists, ahead of Manchester United forward Robin van Persie and Chelsea's Juan Mata. Bale got 53% of the journalists' votes, while Robin van Persie won 43%.
On Sunday, the Welshman won the Players' Football Association's Player of the Season award, as well as the Young Player of the Season.
Bale has scored 24 goals in all competitions this season, including 19 goals in 29 appearances in the Barclays Premier League, and is regarded as one of the most dangerous attacking threats in Europe.