Bale Beats Suarez & RVP To Land PFA Award Double

By on April 29, 2013

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Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale has landed both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year Awards.

The Welshman has been in scintillating form this season with his 19 goals in 29 games helping Spurs maintain a push for Champions League qualification.

The 23-year-old won the PFA Player of the Year Award ahead of Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in second and Manchester United hitman Robin van Persie, who finished third.

Bale also won the PFA Young Player of the Year gong seeing off competition from Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke in second and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who finished third, becoming the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo to win both awards in the same season.

The Tottenham ace was delighted to win both awards, saying it was an honour to be voted by his peers but took the time to praise his manager and team-mates. Bale said:

“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. ” Bale’s quoted as saying by Sky Sports

This is the second time Bale has scooped the senior award after winning it two seasons ago. Not surprisingly, he was also named in the 2012/13 PFA Team of the Year – the full team can be seen here.

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