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Spurs Bale honoured by peers
Tottenham Hotspur's jet-heeled midfielder Gareth Bale was on Sunday honoured by his fellow players, winning the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year at a London ceremony.
The former Southampton player becomes only the third player to win both awards in the same season and the fifth to claim the main prize twice.
"It's a massive honour," said the 23-year-old. "To be voted by your peers is one of the biggest things in the game.
"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.
"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."
PFA chairman Gordon Taylor said: "Gareth has had a tremendous season. He has had the same impact on Welsh football as Ryan Giggs did."
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