Bale retains Welsh Player of the Year crown

AFP
By AFP November 9, 2016 15:34

Bale retains Welsh Player of the Year crown

LONDON: Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was named Welsh Player of the Year for the fourth successive year and sixth time in seven years in Tuesday’s Football Association of Wales awards.

Bale, 27, inspired Wales to a shock semi-final showing at Euro 2016, scoring three goals in the group phase, and needs three goals to equal Ian Rush’s national scoring record of 28.

The year has also seen him win his second Champions League title with Madrid.

“Massive honour to be named @FAWales Player of the Year!” Bale wrote on Twitter. “Big thank you to all the Boys, Staff and Fans.”

Manager Chris Coleman received an FAW Special Award at the ceremony in the Vale of Glamorgan, south Wales.

Stoke City midfielder Joe Allen, named in the Euro 2016 team of the tournament, was voted Players’ and Fans’ Player of the Year, with Reading full-back Chris Gunter collecting the media award.

AFP

Comments

comments

AFP
By AFP November 9, 2016 15:34

Search

Follow Us

  • YouTube

Poll

Do you think Pakistan will be able to continue its winning streak against New Zealand?

ARCHIVE

December 2016
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031