Monday 29 April 2013

Tottenham winger Bale claims PFA awards double

Gareth Bale wins the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards

Gareth Bale has scored 19 league goals for Tottenham this season

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)

Key Points

  • Gareth Bale voted as the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year
  • All of the players in the Premier League voted on the awards
  • David De Gea one of four Man Utd players in PFA Team of the Year