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Gareth, Rafa nominated for PFA Awards

Posted on 8 April 2011  - 12:00

Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart have both received nominations for the 2010/2011 PFA Annual Awards.

Gareth, Rafa nominated for PFA Awards

Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart have both received nominations for the 2010/2011 PFA Annual Awards.

Rafa is up for Players’ Player of the Year, while Gareth is up for both the Players’ Player and Young Player of the Year awards.

The pair have had tremendous campaigns so far in both domestic and European football for Harry Redknapp’s side.

At the age of just 21, Gareth has become recognised as one of the best young players in Europe, particularly since that famous Champions League hat-trick at the San Siro against Inter Milan in October and his incredible performance against the Italian giants at the Lane a fortnight later.

Overall, the Welsh wonder has scored 11 goals in 35 appearances to date this season, mainly operating on the left of midfield.

Rafa, meanwhile, has been something of a revelation in English football since his summer arrival from Real Madrid, instantly establishing himself as a firm favourite among Spurs supporters.

The 28-year-old went on an incredible run of scoring in each of his first six games at White Hart Lane after joining the Club, and currently leads our goalscoring charts with 12 goals in 28 appearances.

But the pair face stiff competition in the fight to land either gong, with the cream of Premier League talent also in the running.

The nominees for both awards are as follows:

PFA Players’ Player of the Year

Charlie Adam (Blackpool)
Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
Samir Nasri (Arsenal)
Scott Parker (West Ham United)
Carlos Tevez (Manchester City)
Rafael van der Vaart (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United)

PFA Young Player of the Year

Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur)
Seamus Coleman (Everton
Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Javier Hernandez (Manchester United)
Nani (Manchester United)
Samir Nasri (Arsenal)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)