Gareth Bale wins FA of Wales player of the year award

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been voted the Football Association of Wales player of the year for 2013.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed an impressive year, which culminated in his world record £85m transfer from Tottenham to the Spanish giants.

The 2013 FAW award winners

  • Player of the year - Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
  • Club player of the year - Ashley Williams (Swansea City)
  • Young player of the year - Ben Davies (Swansea City)
  • Fans' player of the year - Gareth Bale
  • Welsh Premier clubman of the year - Leigh De-Vulgt (Port Talbot Town)
  • Women's player of the year - Jess Fishlock (Seattle Reign)
  • Women's young player of the year - Angharad James (Bristol Academy)
  • Women's club player of the year - Lauren Price (Cardiff City Ladies)
  • FAW merit award - Bryn Powell & Peter Nicholas

Wales captain Ashley Williams was named club player of the year, while his Swansea City team-mate Ben Davies won the young player of the year award.

Jess Fishlock was the women's player of the year, repeating her 2012 award.

Bristol Academy's Angharad James was named women's young player of the year, while Lauren Price of Cardiff City Ladies is the women's club player of the year.

Port Talbot Town stalwart Leigh De-Vulgt was voted the Welsh Premier clubman of the year, and Bryn Powell and Peter Nicholas won the FAW merit award.

As well as winning the main award, Bale was also voted the fans' player of the year.

The awards, voted for by journalists and broadcasters, cover the period from October 2012 to October 2013 and were presented at a dinner at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff.