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Gareth Bale Named PFA Player Of The Year (PICTURES)

29/04/2013 07:48 BST

Gareth Bale has scooped the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards, becoming only the third player to win both honours in the same season.

The Tottenham Hotspur winger follows Andy Gray (1977) and Cristiano Ronaldo's double wins in in 2007 and 2008, in what is his second PFA win after recognition in 2011.

Bale has hit 24 goals in a superb personal season with Spurs, his consistency underlining his status as one of the finest attackers in Europe

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"It's a massive honour," the Welshman said. "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."

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Bale, 23, could however miss out on Champions League qualification after Spurs only managed a draw away to Wigan Athletic at the weekend.

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Like past winner Ronaldo, individual awards could lead to Real Madrid, known admirers of the Welshman, who is understood to be receptive to moving abroad.

Bale insists he is not paying any attention to those who claim he is bound for the Spanish capital, though.

He said: "I just take no notice, it's all speculation, I can't do anything about it.

"I just concentrate on my football and play as well as I can and do my best for the team."