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Bale named FWA Footballer of the YearBy Christopher Davies
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Gareth Bale has been chosen as the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association.
Bale is the first Tottenham Hotspur player to win the award since David Ginola in 1999 and the first Wales international to be selected for English football’s oldest individual trophy since Everton’s Neville Southall in 1985.
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By CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
The suspicion is that Robin van Persie knows in his mind what he plans to do when he sits down with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and chief executive Ivan Gazidis to talk about his new contract.
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Robin van Persie tonight accepted the 2012 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year award at a gala dinner in London Lancaster Hotel.
FWA Interview: John Cross on Robin van PersieBy CHRISTOPHER DAVIES
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IT IS no surprise that Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has been elected the Footballer of the Year by members of the Football Writers' Association.
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Arsenal captain Robin van Persie has been voted 2012 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.
The Holland striker, 28, topped the poll of journalists with a landslide victory ahead of Manchester United duo Wayne Rooney in second place and Paul Scholes third with Fulham's Clint Dempsey fourth.
Football Writers honour United duoWe are delighted to announce that Manchester United legends Paul Scholes and Gary Neville will be the first joint recipients of the Football Writers Association Tribute Award at a Gala Dinner at The Savoy, London, in January 2012.
The recently retired duo follow a long line of Old Trafford stars dating back to Sir Bobby Charlton in 1989 with Denis Law (1994), Sir Alex Ferguson (1996), George Best (2000), Bryan Robson (2006), Ryan Giggs (2007) and David Beckham (2008) all recipients of the prestigous award for their contribution to the game.
Staggered Parker collects FWA awardScott Parker admitted he was "staggered" to have collected the 2011 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year Award.
In what was one of the closest contests of recent seasons, Parker topped the poll of journalists ahead of Tottenham defender Gareth Bale.
The England international - who started his career at Charlton before spells with Chelsea and Newcastle ahead of joining the Irons in 2007 - was guest of honour as he collected the prestigious accolade, which has been running since 1948, at a gala dinner at the Lancaster London Hotel on May 12.
Parker named Footballer of the YearWest Ham midfielder Scott Parker has been voted 2011 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.
In what was one of the closest contests of recent seasons, Parker topped the poll of journalists ahead of Tottenham defender Gareth Bale, who was last week named the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year.
Rooney delighted by Football Writers prizeEngland striker Wayne Rooney takes his place among the FWA Footballers of the Year.
The 24-year-old Manchester United forward topped the poll of journalists with just over 81% of a record number of votes cast, finishing ahead of Chelsea forward Didier Drogba and Manchester City's Carlos Tevez to win the prestigious accolade, which has been running since 1948.