Gareth Bale named Welsh Player of the Year for the 4th consecutive year
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale was named Welsh Player of the Year for the fourth successive year.
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.
Bale has also been named in the 30-man Fifa Ballon d'or shortlist alongside Real Madrid teammates Cristiano Ronaldo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
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.
Bale took to Twitter to thank his teammates and fans for the honour.
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) November 8, 2016
with inputs from AFP
PSG, backed by Qatar Sports Investment since 2011, reached the Champions League semi-finals last season and the final the year before that, but have never won the title.
Madrid reached the semi-finals last season but were resoundingly beaten by Chelsea, whose 3-1 win on aggregate would have been more emphatic had they not missed a cluster of chances in the second leg.
A club that remains the fourth-richest in the world according to Deloitte's most recent Football Money League continues to live on past glories that won them three European Cups.