Gareth Bale Is Double PFA Player Of The Year; Vertonghen Also Named To Team Of The Year

Jamie McDonald

In a veritable avalanche of appreciation from his colleagues, Gareth Bale has been named both the PFA Player and PFA Young Player of the Season.

All the praise: Gareth Bale scooped both Player of the Year gongs at the PFA awards ceremony tonight, an incredible achievement to cap a season that has seen the Welshman bag 19 goals to help Tottenham compete for a place in next year's Champions' League. The trophies are Bale's second and third after taking home the award during his breakout 2010-11 season. He was also named to the PFA's Team of the Year, where he was joined by centre-back Jan Vertonghen, whose composure and skill on the ball has made him another of the brightest sparks on AVB's team sheet this term.

Hearteningly, Gareth took the time to say a few nice things about his side and manager Andre Villas-Boas after accepting the award.

"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."

More niceness:

Obviously, there's going to be a lot of discussion in the days to come as to whether Bale nabbing both awards was a good, proper thing to have happened. Hopefully this won't supercede any of the praise sent Gareth's way, because his electric performances have contributed endlessly to the watchability and success of Tottenham throughout the season, and the personal strides he's continued to make in his own development are unquestionable.

Congratulations, Gareth!

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