Bale’s has excelled during qualification for Euro 2016, scoring six goals to bring Wales to the brink of reaching their first major global tournament since the 1958 World Cup.
He was also selected by his fellow teammates as the players’ player of the year and rounded the night off by receiving the Vauxhall player of the year award.
“We’re close to achieving something that no other team has ever before and we’re all excited by that”, said the Real Madrid forward, whose country have never played at a European Championship finals.
Wales are struggling to find friendly fixtures ahead of going to Euro 2016 – because the big nations are frightened of facing Gareth Bale.
Wales manager Chris Coleman has suggested that his side’s upturn in fortunes has left certain big-name nations scared of accepting friendly invitations.
Asked if Wales had pencilled in any opposition for next month Coleman replied: “Nothing concrete, no. We were turned down by one or two, which is disappointing”.
“If you look at the friendly games and the big boys tend keep it among themselves and that’s disappointing”.
“It’s a great position to be in and I’ve said all along that with every game that passes and every time we win the pressure becomes bigger”.
“We thought we might tempt a Spain or a Germany, but there’s been no interest”.
“We need a point from two games and we want to take care of our own business”.
And Coleman admitted: ‘I don’t know if people are scared of playing us, but maybe that is one reason.
Bale has won the award for a record fifth time and Coleman believes that the achievement is greatly deserved due to his fine form throughout the year for his team.