It has been announced that Kevin De Bruyne has been nominated for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for the 2021–2022 season along with two Real Madrid teammates.
During the previous season, the playmaker for Manchester City won his fourth Premier League championship in the previous five, and he is currently the player with the longest tenure at the Etihad Stadium.
The midfielder for Belgium has had yet another outstanding individual season, and De Bruyne has once again been acknowledged at the pinnacle of the game.
It was announced this week that Kevin De Bruyne is one of the top three candidates for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for the 2021–2022 campaign.
Two representatives from the Champions League champions and Real Madrid, the team that eliminated Pep Guardiola’s squad at the semi-final stage last season, are seated next to the Manchester City star.
Thibaut Courtois, Karim Benzema, and Kevin De Bruyne are the three players who have been shortlisted for the award.
The aforementioned team successfully completed the Champions League.
The La Liga giants defeated Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the French capital to win the championship after defeating Manchester City in a best-of-three series over two legs thanks to a thrilling conclusion at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In the 2021/22 season, Kevin De Bruyne made an astounding 45 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions.
The Belgian also accrued an even more impressive 19 goals and 14 assists during those appearances, with 15 of those goals and eight of his assists coming in the Premier League.
This season, De Bruyne will be hoping to advance further in Europe’s top club competition, especially with some of his new blue teammates.
At the Etihad Stadium, there is undoubtedly more optimism that Manchester City will put up a strong fight for the most sought-after player in the professional game, especially in light of their summer hirings.
Erling Haaland, a former Borussia Dortmund striker, was the star signing of the summer for Etihad officials.
After bringing in the talented Norwegian player, Manchester City added goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno and Kalvin Phillips from the Bundesliga.
Club executives are anticipated to continue to be involved in the current summer market.
Renan Lodi of Atletico Madrid, Borna Sosa of Stuttgart, and Rayan Ait-Nouri of Wolves have all been mentioned as candidates for Manchester City’s senior first-team left-back position.