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Gareth wins PFA award

Posted on 17 April 2011  - 12:00

Gareth Bale has been named PFA Player of the Year.

Gareth wins PFA award

Gareth Bale has been named PFA Player of the Year.

The winger picked up the most prestigious individual award in the game - voted for by his peers - at a ceremony on Sunday evening.

It's just reward after a series of dazzling performances by the Welsh international this term.

Gareth, 21, has scored 11 goals in 37 appearances for us in all competitions so far in this campaign.

That includes his stunning hat-trick against Inter in the San Siro and arguably an even better performance against world-rated Brazilian full-back Maicon in the return at the Lane in the group stages of the Champions League.

Other highlights include his spectacular volley against Stoke in Premier League in August and kick-starting our comeback from 2-0 down to beat Arsenal 3-2 with our first goal at the Emirates.

Gareth becomes the fourth Spurs player to lift the award following Pat Jennings in 1975-76, Clive Allen in 1986-87 and David Ginola in 1998-99.

He was also on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player award that went to Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and named in the Premier League's Team of the Year.

Meanwhile full-back Kyle Naughton, on loan at Leicester City, was named in the PFA's Championship Team of the Year.