Bale is Wales’ best player

Gareth Bale was named the Welsh player of the year for the six time, and the fourth time in a row, this week.

The 27-year-old former Southampton and Tottenham winger picked up the accolade at the 2016 Football Association of Wales (FAW) awards.

Stoke midfielder Joe Allen, meanwhile, claimed the players' player of the year trophy as well as the fans' player of the year award.

Reading defender Chris Gunter picked up the media choice award, with Exeter's Ethan Ampadu claiming the young player award.

Liverpool's Natasha Harding was named women's player of the year while her teammate Sophie Ingle was the players' player of the year and the fans' player of the year.

Bronwen Thomas from Brighton Ladies was voted the best young player.

Phil Baker was named clubman of the year for his 11 devoted years at Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints as Chris Coleman received an FAW special award for steering Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.    

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