Gareth Bale Wins 2012/13 PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year Awards

White Hart Lane star wins both gongs.

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On an individual level Gareth Bale has had an excellent season, though perhaps if Tottenham fail to secure a top four finish the gloss will be taken off his achievements, and now the Welsh winger has won both major gongs at the Professional Footballers Association awards ceremony.

The 23 year old beat off competition from Luis Suarez and Robin Van Persie to win the main award and the likes of Eden Hazard and Jack Wilshere to the young player of the year prize.

Bale is the third player to win both awards in the same year after with Andy Gray being the first 1977 and Cristiano Ronaldo doing the ‘double’ six years ago.

Gareth Bale previously won the main prize in 2011 and thanked his team-mates and boss Andre Villas-Boas on accepting the awards;

“It’s a massive honour. 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.

“When you look at the list, there are some massive names on it but I couldn’t have done it without the team. They have been fantastic this year and so has the manager.

“The other nominees have been unbelievable, they have been outstanding for their clubs and it’s a massive moment to win, especially as it’s both awards and it’s something that I’m extremely proud of.”

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