The Premier League have announced their Player of the Year, confirming that Belgian-native Kevin De Bruyne has acquired the title. It’s nothing short of amazing to become named the Premier League POTY, as this reward is given to some of the best footballers in European history.
It’s been known that the Belgian International was one of several to receive the honorary award. Competitors against Kevin De Bruyne for Manchester City include Trent-Alexander Arnold, Nick Pop, Jordan Henderson, Jamie Vardy, Danny Igns, and Sadio Mane. Manchester Cities most notable Player was able to fend off competitors from Liverpool FC, Leicester FC, Southampton FC, and Burnley FC.
This marks the 1st Premier League Player of the Year Award for Kevin De Bruyne, standing as the 3rd Belgian-native to acquire this status. De Bruyne now stands alongside Vincent Kompany and Eden Hazard. Kompany received the POTY Award in 2012 for Manchester City & Hazard obtained his status as POTY in 2015 for Chelsea FC.
Kevin De Bruyne maintained a formidable season through 2019-20, growing his skillsets throughout the pandemic. It became evident after the Premier League returned & allowed De Bruyne to succeed Virgil Van Dijk from Liverpool FC as POTY. It should be clarified that Kevin equalled the Premier League Record help by Thierry Henry of 20 Assists, while also obtaining 13 Goals.
Even with the formidable skillsets displayed by Kevin De Bruyne, it wasn’t enough for Manchester City to overtake Liverpool FC & become knocked out of the UEFA Champion’s League. This doesn’t mean that Manchester City won’t return throughout the 2020-21 Premier League Season to dominate over their rivals of Liverpool, which could be challenging if individual players leave the organizations. It’s known that Kevin De Bruyne is remaining on with Manchester City until 2023.
De Bruyne Talks Upcoming Future
Discussing his future in the Premier League for the off-season, De Bruyne clarified he’ll spend the majority of this period with his wife. That’s because they’re expecting a child & Kevin wants his newborn to know its father. The sex, name, and future birthing location has been kept private by the De Bruyne family.