Kevin De Bruyne becomes the third player to win the PFA players’ player of the year award twice in a row

Harry Kane-Kevin de Bryune-Manchester City-Tottenham Hotspur-Premier League
Harry Kane-Kevin de Bryune-Manchester City-Tottenham Hotspur-Premier League Photo Credit: IMAGO

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has picked up the PFA players’ player of the year award.

The Belgian international has scooped up the award for a second successive season, and only the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry have done so in the past.

De Bruyne has been exceptional for Manchester City since joining the club, and nobody can doubt his pedigree as a footballer. However, one has to wonder why Harry Kane was overlooked for all the individual awards this past season.

The 27-year-old Tottenham striker picked up the Golden Boot and the playmaking award after scoring 23 goals and picking up 13 assists in the Premier League. There is no doubt that he should have won the player of the year award ahead of Ruben Dias.

Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne enjoyed another successful season with the Premier League outfit, and he helped Manchester City win a fifth Premier League title and fourth consecutive Carabao cup.

 The 29-year-old revealed his delight after picking up the individual accolade, and he revealed that it is an honour for him to receive votes from his fellow footballers, and in his view, they are the ones who know most about the game.

“The fact the players chose me for this award means that I’ve done very well,” said the 29-year-old.

“You want to win all the trophies with the team, and this is probably the most important one as an individual trophy in the league. To be voted by your competitors, by players who you compete with every game – to choose you, that says a lot.

“They’re the people in my view who know the most about the game.”

The midfielder scored 10 goals and created 18 assists for his side in all competitions this past season, and he could have easily done better if not for injuries.

The Belgian missed around 12 matches in all competitions, and he will be hoping to get over his injury issues and come back strongly next year.