Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Gareth Bale has been voted as the Professional Footballers' Association's Player and Young Player of the Year. The Tottenham Hotspur and Wales midfielder rounded off a remarkable season by becoming the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo to do the double at the prestigious ceremony. Bale beat off competition from last year's winner Robin van Persie, who was third in the vote behind Luis Suarez and Bale, while Michael Carrick, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata were the other nominees. The 23-year-old has scored 19 goals in 29 games for Spurs and also had four assists and created 68 chances in a stellar season. 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. " The Welshman also took home the Young Player of the Year award, mak...
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