Gareth Bale Wins the Double

Gareth Bale has been crowned Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at tonight’s Professional Football Association Awards Ceremony.

He becomes only the third player to win both awards in the same season.

“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,” he added.

“When you look at the list there are some massive names on it and the other nominees have been unbelievable this year, but I couldn’t have done it without the team.

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“They have been fantastic this year and so has the manager (Andre Villas-Boas).

“I couldn’t have won it without them so I would like to give them all a big thank you as well.”

Bale fought off competition from Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie of Manchester United to win the prestigious main award.

The 23-year-old has appeared 29 times for Tottenham this season, scoring 19 goals. He has played an instrumental role in his sides campaign for Champions League football.

Meanwhile, future Manchester United youngster, Wilfried Zaha, has won the title of Championship Player of the Season.

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