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Gareth Bale named Welsh footballer of the year for fourth time

Gareth Bale.
Bale is likely to pick up a few more of these trophies. Credit: PA

Gareth Bale has set a new record after being voted Welsh footballer of the year for the fourth time.

Both Mark Hughes and John Hartson individually received the Football Association of Wales award on three occasions but no man has previously been named Welsh player of the year four times.

The Real Madrid star retained the trophy at the FAW awards dinner at Cardiff's St David's Hotel and has now won it four times during the past five years.

Javier Hernandez goal voted best in La Liga for September

A few days after Danny Welbeck toasted a Champions League hat-trick for Arsenal, another former Man United striker is celebrating after Javier Hernandez's goal against Deportivo was voted La Liga's finest for September.

The Real Madrid forward unleashed an unstoppable effort into the top corner, and scored another moments later to round off an 8-2 rout.

Transfer talk: Cristiano Ronaldo keen on Man Utd return - but Real Madrid won't sell for two years

Ronaldo Man Utd comeback
Man Utd fans would love to see Ronaldo back in red at Old Trafford. Credit: PA

Several reports have suggested recently that Real Madrid's foremost galactico, Cristiano Ronaldo, is unsettled in Spain - particularly after Real sold Angel di Maria and Xabi Alonso - and pining for a return to Manchester United.

Sky Sports runs with the storythat this is likely to happen, but not for two years, by which time the Portuguese maestro will be 31 and probably past his world-beating best.

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