Professionals elect De Bruyne Premier League Player of the Year

The election as Player of the Year in the Premier League by the English professional football association PFA (Professional Footballers’ Association) did not go to an actor of champion Liverpool. Instead, Kevin De Bruyne was able to look forward to the award.

“It is a great honour to be elected by your colleagues, rivals of other teams against whom you always play on the pitch,” De Bruyne rejoiced. The 29-year-old is Manchester City’s first player to receive this prestigious award since the 1973/74 season. “It may be strange that I am the first to win the election with all the good players who have played here before and are still playing,” De Bruyne said. “But it’s nice that I represent the club now.

” De Bruyne scored 13 goals and a record number of 20 assists last season. Nevertheless, ManCity was only in second place behind the sovereign champion FC Liverpool. And this is 18 points behind. Therefore, a winner from Liverpool had been expected in the run-up to the vote, especially since the Reds had received the award in the past two years (Mo Salah, Virgil van Dijk). The LFC captain Jordan Henderson also won the election of the FWA Footballer of the Year a few weeks ago. However, the Premier League professionals now saw De Bruyne as the best player.