Kevin De Bruyne named as 2021 PFA Player of the Year

By Ric Turner, Mon 07 June 2021 18:08

Kevin De Bruyne named as 2021 PFA Player of the YearBelgian international becomes only the third player to win back-to-back awards

Kevin De Bruyne has been named as the PFA Player of the Year for a second season in a row, it was revealed on Sunday evening.

The Belgian midfielder is only the third player to win back-to-back awards, following Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Team-mate Phil Foden also won the PFA Young Player of the Year award to round off a fine season for the Blues.

“I really enjoy playing in this team. I signed a new contract knowing the playing style,” said De Bruyne.

“I am really happy here. We compete for every trophy and that suits my competitive nature.

“The team has been unbelievable and push me to my best level every day.”

City's Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added:

“We are so pleased to see Kevin collect this award again.

“To win it once is a superb achievement – but to win in successive seasons is special. Only the very best manage that.

“He is a world-class player who produces really high-quality performances on a consistent basis.

“Kevin’s influence off the field is growing, too. Not only is he a player who can influence matches and produce key moments with his technical quality, he is a leader for this football club and a shining example to our young players of how to behave if you want to be a top professional.

“We are very proud of him and I am sure he will continue at this level for many years.”