Gareth Bale gets accolade

Gareth Bale has been named as Wales Footballer of the Year for the second year running, as the winger shone throughout 2010-11 for club and country.

The left footed speedster caught the world media’s attention with a stunning hat-trick for Spurs against Inter Milan at the San Siro in the Champions League last campaign, and has been one of the brightest lights in the Premier League over the last year.

Bale received the PFA Player of the Year award last term also, and has delighted Spurs supporters with tricky runs, goals and attacking play.

He has also been a key member of the Wales set-up in a transitional phase for the nation, playing a large role in the side’s 2-1 win over Montenegro last month.

The Young Player of The Year award, which has been won by Aaron Ramsey for the last two seasons, has been awarded to Swansea midfielder Joe Allen.

Both players received their awards at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff on Tuesday night.

By Gareth McKnight