Kevin De Bruyne

HOMETOWN: Drongen, Ghent, Belgium

DATE OF BIRTH: June 28, 1991

POSITION: Midfielder

TEAM: Manchester City / Belgian National Team



PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS:

De Bruyne is a key member of Manchester City and the Belgian National Team as a central midfielder.
De Bruyne played a crucial role for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup as he helped lead the team to a third-place finish
De Bruyne has twice been named Manchester City’s Player of the Year (2016, 2018). During his time with City, De Bruyne has won a Premier League title and two League Cups
Following the 2017-2018 season, De Bruyne was nominated for the prestigious Ballon’d’Or, his second time receiving a nomination (2016)
De Bruyne was a key member of Manchester City’s historic 100-point season, appearing in 52 games and tallying 12 goals in all competitions and 16 Premier League assists. That same year, De Bruyne was named the Premier League Playmaker of the Season and Manchester City’s Player of the Year
In 2016, De Bruyne returned to the Premier League, joining Manchester City and signing a six-year contract
De Bruyne joined VfL Wolfsburg in 2014. The 2014 – 2015 season served as a breakout year for De Bruyne, and he was subsequently named German Footballer of the Year.
In January of 2012, De Bruyne joined the Premier League ranks as he signed with Chelsea
De Bruyne made his international debut in 2010 and has since earned over 65caps and scored 15 goals for Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian squads that reached the quarter-finals both at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA Euro 2016
De Bruyne’s football career began with KVV Drongen in 2003. He later joining Genk’s youth development ranks in 2005, making his first-team debut in 2009


AWARDS:

EFL Cup Champion – Manchester City (2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2015-2016)
FIFA World Cup Dream Team (2018)
FIFA World Cup top assist provider (2018)
FIFA World Cup top assist provider (2018)
Premier League Champion – Manchester City (2017-2018)
PFA Team of the Year – Premier League (2017-2018)
Premier League Playmaker of the Season (2017-2018)
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season (2017-2018)
Manchester City Player of the Year (2017-2018, 2015-2016)
IFFHS Men’s World Team (2017)
UEFA Team of the Year (2017)
Premier League top assist provider (2016-2017)
Football League Cup top goal scorer (2015-2016)
Football League Cup top assist provider (2015-2016)
German Footballer of the Year (2015)
Belgian Sportsman of the Year (2015)
Bundesliga top assist provider (2014-2015)
DFL-Supercup Champion – VfL Wolfsburg (2014-2015)
DFB-Pokal Champion – VfL Wolfsburg (2014-2015)
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season (2014-2015)
Bundesliga Young Player of the Year (2014-2015)
Bundesliga Team of the Year (2014-2015)
Bundesliga Young Player of the Year (2012-2013)
Belgian Super Cup Champion – KRC Genk (2011)
Belgian Pro League Champion – KRC Genk (2010-2011)
Belgian Cup Champion – KRC Genk (2008-2009)


OFF THE PITCH HIGHLIGHTS:

Football and family mean the world to De Bruyne – when he’s not on the pitch, he enjoys
spending time with his wife Michèle and two sons, Mason Milian and Rome

De Bruyne is fluent in Dutch, French, and English


MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

The Making of a Magician: How Kevin De Bruyne Became One of the World’s Best– Bleacher Report
Premier League launches first ever ‘Playmaker of the Year award’ with Kevin de Bruyne set to claim first prize– Independent
Kevin de Bruyne named Germany’s footballer of the year– USA Today