The curtains closed on the 2021/22 season across Europe’s top five leagues this past weekend in dramatic fashion.
Milan ended its 11-year wait to win the Serie A title, with Inter Milan winning the title.
Manchester City defended its title, repelling Liverpool’s attempts in an exciting match on the last day.
Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid won the German League, Ligue 1 and La Liga titles, respectively.
Aside from team victories, there were individual prizes to be won, among them being the best player award in each league.
Here are the winners.
🏴 English Premier League
Kevin De Bruyne
The Belgian was pivotal once again as Man City successfully defended their title in an emphatic fashion.
De Bruyne has been voted the best player in the league, joining an elite group of players to win the award in more than one Premier League campaign, similar to Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic.
“Winning this award for the second time is an achievement of which I am really proud,” he told the club’s official website.
– Manchester City (ManCity) May 21 2022
“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.
De Bruyne scored 15 goals and provided eight more assists in just 30 matches.
🇫🇷 Ligue 1
The young Frenchman, who scored 25 league goals with Paris Saint-Germain this season, was named the best player of the 2021 season in the French League after leading his team to another victory.
This is the third consecutive time the 23-year-old has won the award, having triumphed last season – when he scored 42 goals overall – and in 2019.
– Paris Saint-Germain (PSG_English) May 15 2022
“It is always an honor to be here. To win for the third time in a row is unbelievable,” Mbappe said.
“I’ve felt more appreciated this season than ever.”
Mbappe announced last weekend that he has decided to stay with the Paris-based club despite strong ties to a move to Real Madrid.
🇩🇪 German League
Nkunko was named Bundesliga Player of the Year for 2021/22, beating out Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Patrik Schick.
Nkunko had a successful campaign, winning Player of the Month four times.
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– Bokalseiger 🏆 (RBLeipzig) May 16 2022
The 24-year-old scored 20 goals in 34 Bundesliga games in 2021/22, while providing 13 assists to help Leipzig recover from their worst ever start to a Bundesliga season and finish fourth.
🇮🇹 Italian League
AC Milan’s left winger has been named Player of the Year for the 2021/22 Serie A season after an impressive season that has since thrown him into the spotlight.
The winger was an essential part of the team that won the Scudetto last weekend for the first time in eleven years.
Rafael Leao was named the best player in the Italian league pic.twitter.com/OgNFwwXpMy
goal May 22 2022
Leao finished the season with a Serie A title, 11 goals and 10 assists in the league, capping the season as AC Milan’s joint top scorer and best assist provider.