Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Tottenham star Gareth Bale has been voted the player of the year and the young player of the year by his fellow professionals in English football. The 23-year-old Wales international is the first player to win both of the Professional Footballers' Association's main awards since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2007 when he played for Manchester United. Bale has scored 24 goals for this season for Tottenham, which is fifth in the Premier League and chasing one of the four Champions League spots. At the awards' ceremony on Sunday in London, Luis Suarez was selected in the PFA team of the year while serving a 10-game ban for biting an opponent. The voting had taken place before Suarez sank his teeth into Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last Sunday.
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