Kevin De Bruyne has been named the Skilled Footballers’ Affiliation’s Gamers’ Participant of the 12 months for a second successive season.
The Man City playmaker helped his group win the Premier League and Carabao Cup in a massively profitable 2020/21 marketing campaign.
Solely De Bruyne, Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo have received the celebrated award for 2 successive seasons.
The Belgium worldwide mentioned: “I’m turning into extra of a pacesetter on the pitch, off the pitch. I’m studying so much about myself, about the way in which the group is run and it may solely assist me for the longer term.
“You need to win all of the trophies with the group after which clearly in case you win a trophy like this, that is in all probability a very powerful one as a person trophy within the league.
“To be voted by your rivals who you compete with each recreation, that claims so much.
“They’re the folks, for my part, who know probably the most concerning the recreation and they’re making an attempt to get to the very best degree.
“When you’ve got this stuff, you possibly can present your children and say, ‘look, that is what daddy did when he was youthful.’”
De Bruyne scored six objectives and registered 12 assists in 25 Premier League appearances as Man City received a 3rd top-flight title in 4 years final season.
The 29-year-old beat Man City teammates Foden, Ilkay Gundogan and Ruben Dias, who had been named on a six-man shortlist alongside Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes.
In the meantime, Phil Foden received the PFA’s Younger Participant of the 12 months award.
The 21-year-old grew to become an integral half in Pep Guardiola’s aspect and scored 16 objectives in all competitions final season.
Foden pipped Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood to win the prize.
He mentioned: “I’m actually honoured.
“There have been some nice gamers prior to now which have received it and I really feel actually fortunate to win it as a result of there have been so many nice younger skills this 12 months. It’s a particular second.”