The Belgian equalled Thierry Henry’s Premier League report of 20 assists in a single season as City completed a distant second to Premier League champions Liverpool.
De Bruyne edged out team-mate Raheem Sterling, who grew to become the first City participant to complete a marketing campaign with extra targets than Sergio Aguero since the Argentine’s arrival in 2011.
Kevin De Bruyne has been named PFA Player of the Year after a shocking 2019-20 marketing campaign
The Manchester City ace was at his sensible finest this 12 months regardless of falling quick in the title race
The star beat 4 star gamers from Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League title profitable facet
Liverpool quartet Trent Alexander-Arnold – who gained the PFA Young Player of the Year – Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk and Sadio Mane have been additionally nominees.
‘It’s an enormous honour. To be voted for by your colleagues and rivals from different groups who you play towards is superb,’ De Bruyne stated.
‘It’s unusual that I’m the first one at City given all the good gamers which have performed right here earlier than and who’re nonetheless enjoying right here but it surely’s good.’
City are anticipated to agree a brand new contract with De Bruyne, who’s broadly considered the best central midfielder in Europe after blossoming beneath the administration of Pep Guardiola.
‘We are so proud of Kevin and this may solely strengthen what he means to this membership,’ Guardiola stated. ‘Kevin is the first to obtain this prestigious award and this recognition can be a tribute to all the implausible gamers who’ve come earlier than him. It’s an excellent achievement.’
De Bruyne additionally pitched in with 13 league targets from midfield and that he has topped the vote of his friends signifies the affect the 29-year-old had on the division regardless of City falling quick.
De Bruyne had two targets nominated for Goal of the Season, together with one towards Newcastle
The different was an unbelievable curling effort towards Norwich City in July after the restart
Liverpool pair Van Dijk and Mohamed Salah gained the gong in the earlier two seasons as City lifted consecutive titles.
Manchester United’s Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez at Liverpool have been victorious as City completed prime in 2012 and 2014 respectively, with the awards normally introduced earlier than the season ends.
‘When gamers vote for you, and it is everybody who’s voting not just some, meaning you’ve got accomplished very well throughout the season,’ added De Bruyne, who was additionally awarded Premier League Player of the Season final month.
‘Most of the time Pep simply lets me be me. He offers me lots of freedom. I do not know why, it is simply the means it goes between us and he is aware of I’ll all the time put the group first.
‘If I may help myself, I’ll try this, however he is aware of I would like the group to win and if the group wins then I’ll acquire from it. In that sense he trusts me utterly.’
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