Kevin De Bruyne Biography
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester City and the Belgian national team. His playing style has frequently led to the media, coaches, and colleagues ranking him among the best players in Europe. In 2017, he was ranked the fourth-best footballer in the world by The Guardian.
He began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player when they won the 2010–11 Belgian Pro League. In 2012, he joined English club Chelsea, where he stayed for a while and then loaned to Werder Bremen. He signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, and in 2015 he was named Footballer of the Year in Germany. Later that year, he joined Manchester City for a club record £54 million.
De Bruyne made his full international debut in 2010, and has earned over 50 caps for Belgium. He was part of the Belgian squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.
Kevin De Bruyne Age
De Bruyne was born on June 28, 1991 in Drongen, Ghent, Belgium. He is 27 years old as of 2018.
Kevin De Bruyne Family
De Bruyne was born to Herwig and Anna De Bruyne. He spent his early few years travelling through England and Africa, due to his mother’s background. His father was involved in the oil investment business and hence his family was almost always on the move due to business purposes.
Kevin spent the earliest part of his childhood visiting Ealing, England where his mum’s family resided and Africa where his mum came from. Other holidays were experienced in Burundi and Ivory Coast where his family’s oil company branches were situated. His maternal grandfather is a big oil investor in Africa.
Kevin De Bruyne Mother
His father Herwig De Bruyne manages his son’s career. His mother Anna is a professional in Petroleum Engineering although she spends most of her time visiting stadiums to watch and support her son play his football. Kevin hardly goes to the dressing room directly after matches. He mostly finds time to be with his mum who often gives him warm kisses after each football match. He also got a sibling whose name is Stefanie De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne Wife
The Manchester City star tied the knot with his girlfriend Michele Lacroix in 2017. The lovebirds began dating in 2014 and De Bruyne proposed to Lacroix under the Eiffel Tower during a romantic trip to Paris. They are parents to two boys.
Kevin De Bruyne Kids
The Manchester City star and his wife Michele have two sons namely; Mason Milian De Bruyne, born on 10 March 2016 and Rome, born on October 31 2018.
The couple had announced via their social media accounts that they were expecting another son. After the baby’s arrival, they also announced his birth with De Bruyne posting a photo of the baby alongside the caption, “Our newest member of the family is here. We already love you so much, little Rome @lacroixmichele.” Michele on the other hand posted the same photo and another with the message, “My whole life in a picture”.
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Kevin De Bruyne Wolfsburg
On 18 January 2014, Wolfsburg signed De Bruyne for a fee of £18 million (€22 million). On 25 January 2014, he made his debut for Wolfsburg in a 3–1 home loss against Hannover 96. He also scored in the last two matches of the Bundesliga helping his team to win against VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
De Bruyne scored his first goal of the 2014–15 season on 2 October 2014, volleying in a clearance from outside the box to salvage a 1–1 draw against Lille in the Europa League. De Bruyne ended the league season with 10 goals and 21 assists, the latter a new Bundesliga record, as Wolfsburg finished second in the Bundesliga and qualified for the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League.
On 30 May 2015, he started and scored in the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final as Die Wölfe defeated Borussia Dortmund 3–1 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. De Bruyne ended his breakout season with 16 goals and 27 assists in all competitions, and was named the 2015 Footballer of the Year in Germany.
De Bruyne began the 2015-16 season by winning the 2015 DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich, providing the cross for Nicklas Bendtner’s 89th-minute equaliser for a 1–1 draw and then scoring in the subsequent penalty shootout. On 8 August 2015, he continued his good form by scoring his first goal of the season, and providing two assists in a 4–1 win at Stuttgarter Kickers in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.
On 27 August, it was reported that Manchester City had made a bid for De Bruyne worth £58 million. Klaus Allofs said that City had made an “astonishing” wage offer to De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne Man City
On 30 August 2015, Manchester City announced the arrival of De Bruyne on a six-year contract, for a reported club-record fee of £55 million (€75 million). He made his debut for the team in the Premier League on 12 September against Crystal Palace, replacing injured Sergio Agüero in the 25th minute. On 19 September, he scored his first goal for the club against West Ham United in the first half in an eventual 2–1 loss.
On 2 October, De Bruyne was announced as one of the players on the longlist for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award, alongside such teammates as Sergio Agüero and Yaya Touré. Just 18 days later, on 20 October he was revealed by FIFA as one of the players on the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or.
On 10 September 2016, De Bruyne scored and assisted in the first Manchester derby of the season which City won 2–1 and was awarded the Man of the Match. On 17 September 2016, De Bruyne was awarded the Man of the Match, in a 4–0 win over Bournemouth. De Bruyne scored the first, assisted the fourth, and provided key passes on both the second and third goals.
On 21 January 2017, De Bruyne was involved in both of City’s goals, as he netted once himself and also assisted Leroy Sané’s, in a 2–2 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur; he was subsequently named Man of the Match. On 19 March 2017, De Bruyne displayed an excellent performance in a 1–1 draw against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, where he set up a goal for Agüero.
On 30 September 2017, he scored his first goal of the 2017–18 Premier League season, as the Citizens overcame Chelsea with a 1–0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge. On 22 January 2018, De Bruyne signed a new contract with City, keeping him at the club until 2023. He scored a goal for his Belgian team in their match against Brazil in the 2018 World Cup, securing a spot for his team in the semi-finals against France.
Kevin De Bruyne Salary & Net worth
The Manchester City star receives £160,000 per week from his club as payment. He has a net worth of $30 million.
Kevin De Bruyne Jersey
At Manchester City, De Bruyne is assigned the jersey number 17 while at his home team his jersey is number 7.
Kevin De Bruyne Boots
In the 2018-2019 season, De Bruyne wears Nike Phantom VSN soccer cleats which he was first spotted in during training before they were released. He wore the Nike Magista Obra II soccer cleats in 2017-2018.
Kevin De Bruyne FIFA 18
He is an Attacking Midfielder for Manchester City in England. His overall rating in FIFA 18 is 91 with a potential of 92. De Bruyne has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / High. De Bruyne’s height is 181 cm and his weight is estimated at 68 kg. Currently, Kevin De Bruyne is playing with numbers 17 and 7. His best stats are: Vision: 92, Crossing: 92, Short Pass: 91, Ball Control: 90, Reactions: 90.
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Kevin De Bruyne FIFA 19
De Bruyne plays as a Attacking Midfielder for Manchester City in England. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 91 with a potential of 92. Bruyne has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / High. Bruyne’s height is 181 cm and his weight is estimated at 70 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Kevin De Bruyne is playing with numbers 17 and 7. His best stats are: Vision: 94, Crossing: 93, Short Pass: 92, Ball Control: 91, Reactions: 91.
|Joined Club August 30, 2015|
|Contract Length 2023||
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The Manchester City midfielder, is reportedly unlikely to face his old club Chelsea on Dec. 8 at Stamford Bridge.
Adopted from: espn.co.uk
Published: 1st December 2018
He suffred a knee injury in early November and is yet to return to full training. He is not expected to be ready for the Premier League clash with Bournemouth on Saturday or trip to Watford on Tuesday.
City are hopeful that Bernardo Silva could be back for the home clash with Eddie Howe’s side after an injury picked up on international duty with Portugal, which has ruled him out of City’s last two matches.
Ilkay Gundogan also missed Tuesday’s 2-2 draw with Lyon in the Champions League with a bruised foot. But, with games coming thick and fast, it could present another opportunity for manager Pep Guardiola to give academy youngster Phil Foden his first Premier League start.
City are being cautious with De Bruyne’s return to ensure he does not suffer any setbacks after he missed the first two months of the season with ligament damage picked up in training.
De Bruyne, 27, was making just his second start of the season when he suffered the injury to his left knee while playing against Fulham in the Carabao Cup on Nov. 1.
The club had expected to be without him for six weeks and he could now make his return in the Champions League clash with Hoffenheim on Dec. 12.
Benjamin Mendy, Claudio Bravo and Eliaquim Mangala are all long-term absentees for the club.
Kevin De Bruyne 2018 Ballon d’Or Nomination
Since 1956, the biggest individual prize in football has always been the Ballon d’Or.
Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the award in the last decade – the duo winning all 10 of the last awards – the Golden Ball is once more on offer in Paris on December 3.
This year’s 30-man shortlist was announced in early October 2018. The list is compiled by the editorial staff of the French publication France Football, with the winner voted for by journalists from around the world, with one representative per nation. It was first won by Sir Stanley Matthews.
The players, managers and journalists that are chosen to vote for the award allocate five, three and one point to three nominated players, and the player with the highest number of points wins.
Here’s the full list of nominees…
- KEVIN DE BRUYNE (Manchester City)
- EDEN HAZARD (Chelsea)
- RAPHAEL VARANE (Real Madrid)
- GARETH BALE (Real Madrid)
- SERGIO AGUERO (Manchester City)
- ALISSON BECKER (Liverpool)
- KARIM BENZEMA (Real Madrid)
- EDINSON CAVANI (Paris Saint-Germain)
- THIBAUT COURTOIS (Real Madrid)
- CRISTIANO RONALDO (Juventus)
- ROBERTO FIRMINO (Liverpool)
- DIEGO GODIN (Atletico Madrid)
- ANTOINE GRIEZMANN (Atletico Madrid)
- ISCO (Real Madrid)
- HARRY KANE (Tottenham Hotspur)
- N’GOLO KANTE (Chelsea)
- HUGO LLORIS (Tottenham)
- MARIO MANDZUKIC (Juventus)
- SADIO MANE (Liverpool)
- MARCELO (Real Madrid)
- KYLIAN MBAPPE (PSG)
- LIONEL MESSI (Barcelona)
- LUKA MODRIC (Real Madrid)
- NEYMAR (Paris Saint-Germain)
- JAN OBLAK (Atletico de Madrid)
- PAUL POGBA (Manchester United)
- IVAN RAKITIC (Barcelona)
- SERGIO RAMOS (Real Madrid)
- MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool)
- LUIS SUAREZ (Barcelona)