Premier League names Kevin De Bruyne player of the season

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been crowned Premier League Player of the Season.

De Bruyne scooped the official Premier League award after emerging victorious when the results of a public fan vote were combined with the choices of 20 club captains and a panel of football experts.

The Belgium international beat fellow nominees Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, Joao Cancelo, Bukayo Saka, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and James Ward-Prowse.

De Bruyne also won the award in the 2019/20 season.

He becomes the fourth multiple winner of the award, after Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic.

De Bruyne’s main challenger for his season’s prize was Liverpool striker Salah.

Going into the final weekend of the season, Salah is both the Premier League’s top scorer and top assist provider.

Salah has scored 22 goals and provided 13 assists in 34 appearances for Liverpool.

De Bruyne, who usually operates a little deeper than Salah on the pitch, has scored 15 goals and made seven assists in 29 games for City.

Earlier on Friday, another City midfielder, Phil Foden, was presented with the Premier League Young Player of the Season award.

Kevin De Bruyne pictured during Manchester City’s 5-0 win over Newcastle earlier this month

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