With Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez believing Juan Mata should win the award Fanatix takes a look at the likely contenders.
The Tottenham winger is probably most people’s favourite for the award after another superb season in 2012/13.
Bale has been instrumental in Spurs’ march on the Champions League places, scoring an impressive 17 league goals from midfield and terrorising defences around the country.
The Welshman’s performances have earned him links with Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid and Andre Villas Boas may struggle to keep hold of him if they fail to secure Champions League football next season.
The North London side have certainly felt his absence in the last few weeks, with Spurs crashing out of the Europa League and dropping vital league points at home whilst Bale has been out injured.
The 23-year-old has also been in fine form for Wales, scoring four goals in their World Cup qualifying campaign and leading them to important home and away victories over Scotland.
The winger appears to have no weakness to his game with pace, strength, skill and power all in his armoury and Bale is probably hoping this season never ends.