Kevin De Bruyne wins 2019/20 Premier League Player of the season

The Manchester City midfield, Kevin De Bruyne named winner Premier League Player of the Season 2019-20.

The Belgian matched the record for assists in a single campaign by providing 20, equalling a mark set by Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in the 2002-03 campaign, while he also scored 13 goals.

He also achieved his best goal return in a Premier League campaign, with two of his 13 strikes earning nominations for the Budweiser Goal of the Season award won by Son Heung-min.

De Bruyne takes the crown from Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk, while Anfield favourite Mohamed Salah won it for the 2017-18 campaign.

Despite City finishing second for the Premier League 2019/20 campaign,De Buryne saw off competition from Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Southampton striker Danny Ings, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Leicester’s Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy to win the honour.

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In all competitions during the 2019-20 season, De Bruyne featured 48 times for Guardiola’s men, scoring 16 times and laying on another 23.

He has been with City for five campaigns and now has 57 goals and 89 assists in 222 appearances for the club.

De Bruyne is the third Belgian over the past nine season to win the award given to the Premier League’s top performer, following former team-mate Vincent Kompany in 2011/12 and Chelsea winger Eden Hazard in 2014/15.

Liverpool’s right-back, Trent Alexander-Arnold was named Young Player of the Season, while his manager Jurgen Klopp won the award for Premier League Manager of the Season.

 

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