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. He was ranked the fourth-best footballer in the world by The Guardian in 2017.
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 currently 27 years old.
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.
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 couple who have a son named Mason Milian De Bruyne, born on 10 March 2016. The lovebirds began dating in 2014 and De Bruyne proposed to Lacroix under the Eiffel Tower during a romantic trip to Paris.
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.
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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
Kevin De Bruyne plays as Midfielder for Manchester City in Premier League. Kevin De Bruyne wears Nike Magista Obra II soccer cleats in 2017-2018. He was also spotted training in unreleased Nike Blackout boots that are yet to be released.
Kevin has recently been spotted in the all-new Nike Phantom Vision boots in Belgium’s national team training ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The completely new Nike soccer cleat silo is set for a release after the 2018 World Cup – Kevin De Bruyne will wear the Magista in Russia this summer.
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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Man City manager Pep Guardiola reveals Kevin De Bruyne reaction to awards snub
Updated: 5 May 2018
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists Kevin De Bruyne hasn’t been affected by missing out on the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards.
De Bruyne was beaten to both individual accolades by Liverpool’s Mo Salah, who is one goal away from setting a Premier League record for most goals in a 38-game season after a superb debut campaign on Merseyside.
De Bruyne, 26, has stood out for City in their run to the title and Guardiola believes a league winner’s medal is all that really matters to the Belgium international.
“We didn’t speak about that. I didn’t feel it when I saw him,” Guardiola said when asked if De Bruyne had been affected by the snub. “Nothing changes the fact that Kevin was amazing. He is a champion.
“I think he will be remembered in his life, in the season 2017-18, we won the Premier League and he was fundamental to achieve that and I think that is what will make him proud the most.
“He can say, ‘in my life, at least once, I was part of the best team in England’ and that’s the biggest prize with the most value for him.”