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Bale Wins PFA Awards, as Suarez is Booed
Guardian, April 29th, 2013 1:06PM

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Tottenham winger Gareth Bale on Sunday became just the third player to win both the Professional Football Association’s player and young player of the year awards in the same season, following Andy Gray and former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The Welshman, who won the player of the year award in 2011, also became just the fifth player to have won the coveted honor twice, following Mark Hughes, Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Ronaldo.

"It's a massive honor,” the 23-year-old said in accepting the awards. “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.” Bale went on to thank his coach, Andre Villas-Boas, and his teammates.

The runner-up for the player of the year award was none other than Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, who is currently serving a 10-game ban for biting Branislav Ivanovic during a game against Chelsea at Anfield eight days ago. Suarez’s name was booed twice during the PFA ceremony: once in being announced runner-up, and again as he was named to the PFA team of the year.

The PFA Team of the Year is as follows: Goalkeeper: David De Gea (Manchester United) Defenders: Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Leighton Baines (Everton) Midfielders: Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Gareth Bale (Tottenham) Forwards: Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

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