Kevin De Bruyne beats Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane, and Trent Alexander-Arnold to Win PFA Player of the Year
Kevin De Bruyne was crowned the first-ever PFA Player of the Year at Manchester City.
The Belgian midfielder equated 20 assists in a single season with Arsenal's legend Thierry Henry's Premier League record as City finished second to Liverpool's Premier League champions. He also managed to score 13 goals.
Teammate Raheem Sterling, De Bruyne, and the Liverpool quartet Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Virgil Van Dijk, and Sadio Mane won the award on Tuesday night, September 8.
The Belgian equalled 20 assists in a single season with Thierry Henry's Premier League record as City finished a distant second to Liverpool champions in the Premier League.
'It's a huge honour. To be voted for by your colleagues and competitors from other teams who you play against is amazing,' De Bruyne said.
'It's strange that I'm the first one at City given all the good players that have played here before and who are still playing here but it's nice.'
'When players vote for you, and it's everyone who is voting not just a few, that means you've done really well during the season,' added De Bruyne, who was also awarded Premier League Player of the Season last month.
'Most of the time Pep just lets me be me. He gives me a lot of freedom. I don't know why, it's just the way it goes between us and he knows I will always put the team first.
'If I can help myself, I'll do that, but he knows I want the team to win and if the team wins then I'll gain from it. In that sense he trusts me completely.'