London: Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gareth Bale is hot favourite to win the Player of the Year Award from his fellow professionals after the short-list for this season's nominations was issued on Friday.
The Wales international, 23, is also favourite to win the Young Player of the Year Award, the other honour voted by members of the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), after scoring 22 goals for Spurs and five for Wales this season.
He was also named PFA Player of the Year in 2011 and early indications show he is the front-runner for the Footballer of the Year Award voted on by members of England's Football Writers Association.
He faces some strong opposition though, as Robin van Persie has had a fine first season at Manchester United scoring 25 goals, despite a 10-game goal drought which ended last week, while Luis Suarez has been in superb form for Liverpool with 29 goals....more
08:32 PM, Apr 19, 2013
Cairo: Ivory Coast trio Yaya Toure, Didier Drogba and Gervinho were among 10 footballers nominated for the African Player of the Year award on Wednesday. The three English Premier League players were joined by 2010 winner Samuel Eto'o and Ghanaian internationals Andre Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Kevin-Prince Boateng on a list announced by the Confederation of African Football. Moroccan forward Adel Taarabt, Senegal striker Moussa Souw and Mali midfielder Seydou...
07:12 AM, Nov 11, 2011