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Bale crowned Wales Player of the Year for sixth time

Footballer wins award for the fourth successive year.

By Rich Jones

Gareth Bale has won the Wales Player of the Year award for the fourth successive year.

The Real Madrid superstar was presented with the prestigious award for the sixth time at the 26th annual FAW Awards at the Vale Hotel Resort last week.

It caps off another remarkable year for the 27-year-old forward as he saw off stern competition from his colleagues following their dramatic Euro 2016 journey.

Popular midfield Joe Allen also scooped two awards, winning the Fans’ Player of the Year plus the Players’ Player of the Year accolade.

Wales’ Euro 2016 showing prompted a number of extra awards to be presented, most notably a special award from the FAW to manager Chris Coleman.

Hal Robson-Kanu was given the Welsh Goal of the Tournament following his unforgettable finish against Belgium at the quarter-final stage.

Arsenal ace Aaron Ramsey was named Wales’ Player of the Tournament, plus Ben Davies was handed Moment of the Tournament for his brave goal-saving block in the early stages of their opening match against Slovakia.

Elsewhere, ever-present midfielder Chris Gunter was given the Media Choice award whilst 16-year-old Exeter City player Ethan Ampadu won the Young Player of the Year award.

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