Kevin De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season

Kevin De Bruyne was crowned the Premier League Player of the Year for 2021-22.

The 30-year-old joined Arsenal’s Thierry Henry, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic as the only players to win the title in multiple campaigns.

De Bruynewho won the award for the first time in the 2019-20 season, was a star player for the Nationals, who are chasing their fourth Premier League title in five seasons.

The Belgium international is known for his playmaking abilities, but he has also had plenty of success in front of goal this season, scoring 15 goals in the Premier League and adding seven assists in 29 appearances.

Speaking to upon receiving the award, De Bruyne said: “Winning this award for the second time is an achievement that I am really proud of.

“There is a lot of quality in the Premier League and I am delighted to be nominated along with so many other great players who have had great seasons with their clubs.

“I think I’ve done well this season and I’m glad I’ve been able to contribute goals and assists throughout the season.

“Thank you to all the staff and coaches and especially my teammates because without them this wouldn’t be possible.”

De Bruyne received the award after receiving the most votes from the general public, a panel of football experts and leaders of all 20 Premier League clubs.

To win the award, the number 17 beat teammate Joao Cancelo as well as Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, Bukayo Saka, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and James Ward-Prowse.