De Bruyne Named PFA Player Of The Year

Manchester City Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has won the Professional Footballers' Player of the Year award for the second season in a row.

De Bruyne teammate Phil Foden has won the PFA’s Young Player of the Year award.

Both players were impressive as City won the APL for the third time in four years and the Carabao Cup.

The 29-year-old Belgian is the second player to retain the men's trophy after Cristiano Ronaldo did it at Manchester United.

“You want to win all the trophies as a team, and that’s probably the most important thing individually,” De Bruyne said.

“Your opponents, voting by the players who compete in every game - that means a lot to you.

"If you have these things, you can show your kids and say, 'Look, my dad did that when he was young.'

He scored six goals in the Premier League and scored 12 assists in the 2001 minute of best football.

He played a key role in City's double success before breaking his nose and left eye holes during his last Champions League defeat to Chelsea on May 29.

Since then, he has undergone minor surgery for a facial injury and will join Belgium at Euro 2020 on Monday.

Foden, 21, has made 50 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions this season, scoring 16 goals.

The Stockport-born midfielder also made his England debut in September and was included in manager Gareth Southgate's squad for Euro 2020.

He said: “There have been a few great players who have won it in the past and I feel very happy because there have been so many great young talents this year.

"I'm really happy and it's a special moment."

The winners for each award will be voted on by PFA members.

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