Monday 29 April 2013
Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale has won the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards for this season.
The 23-year-old has scored 19 goals in 29 appearances in the Barclays Premier League this season and helped Tottenham to fifth place in the league with four matches left.
"It's a massive honour," said the Welshman. "To be voted by your peers is one of the biggest things in the game. It's great to win it and I am delighted.
New Premier League champions Manchester United dominated the PFA Team of Year, with goalkeeper David De Gea, defender Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Robin Van Persie named in the team.
PFA Team of the Year
David De Gea (Man Utd)
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Rio Ferdinand (Man Utd), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Leighton Baines (Everton)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Michael Carrick (Man Utd), Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
Robin van Persie (Manchester United), Luis Suarez (Liverpool)