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Kevin De Bruyne Profile
|Player’s Name||Kevin De Bruyne|
|Current Club||Manchester City|
|Previous Club||VfL Wolfsburg|
|Position of Play||Attacking Midfield|
|Market Value||110Million dollars|
|Place of Birth||Drongen, Belgium|
|Date of Birth||June 28, 1991|
|Signed||August 30, 2015|
|Contract||June 30, 2025|
Kevin De Bruyne is an attacking midfielder who plays his club football in the Premier League for Manchester City. At the international level, he represents his country Belgium. He was born at Drongen in Belgium on June 28, 1991. The midfielder began his football career in 1997 aged six years at KVV Drongen youths.
After two years at Drongen, he joined Gent in 1997 and in 2005 moved to the Genk youth system. He earned a promotion to the first team in 2008 and debuted on May 9, 2009, for the club. He scored the first goal on February 7, 2010, in a 1-0 win over Standard Liege. In his 113 appearances for the club, he scored 17 times and assisted in 36 other goals. He was key in Genk’s title-winning.
In January 2012, Chelsea signed him, and was loaned back to Genk and later to Werder Bremen where he spent a season scoring 10 times in 34 appearances. With limited opportunities, he left Chelsea for Wolfsburg in the January transfer window of 2014.
His career came to life at Wolfsburg gaining form as a rising midfield maestro by setting a Bundesliga record for the highest number of assists in a single season-21 assist. He helped his club win the German Cup and was named the Player of the year.
His creativity and passing caught the eye of Pep Guardiola who was the Manchester City coach. He returned to the Premier League and his impact was felt immediately as he was named the Player of the Season in his debut season and retained it in the next season. Despite being injury-prone, the Belgian has continued to impress.
De Bruyne Market value and Net worth
The attacking midfielder’s value has risen over time; an analysis of his current value reveals that De Bruyne has a market value of 90 million euros. Tracking back to his early days, he had a market value of 100,000 euros as of October 2008 when he was 17 years old playing at KRC Genk.
The Attacking midfielder has an estimated net worth of 60 million dollars. The main source of his worth is his successful football career where he gets his earnings.
When the transfer windows open, clubs get the chance to scout and sign players they feel will bring an impact on the strength of the squad. De Bruyne has been one of the many that have had interclub transfers. His transfer history dates back to 1999 when his first transfer happened as he joined the KAA Gent youth system from KVV Drongen youths.
After five years, he joined KRK Genk youth in July 2005 where he rose through the ranks until he joined the senior team in July 2008. Four years later, Premier League club Chelsea signed him for 8m euros on January 31, 2012.
He struggled to adjust to life at Stamford Bridge but things did not go well. He was loaned to Werder Bremen in August, at the end of the season, he returned to Chelsea. He sold to Wolfsburg in the January transfer window for 22m euros. In August 2015, Pep Guardiola who was the head coach at City saw his potential and the club paid 76m euros for his signature.
Salary and contract
Kevin De Bruyne joined Premier League club Manchester City from Wolfsburg on August 30, 2015, after the two clubs agreed on the transfer fee. Further, for the transfer to be complete, an agreement between the player and the club in terms of his contract and salary was of the essence. To this effect, the attacking midfielder penned down a four-year contract extension that runs until June 30, 2025, when it will expire. With regard to his payment, Kevin De Bruyne pockets a salary of 400,000 pounds a week totaling 20.8 million pounds per year at Manchester City.
Position and style of play
The main position of play for De Bruyne is in the attacking midfield. However, the player has the potential of playing in the central midfield where he can as well perform. De Bruyne’s style of play involves the use of his techniques to act as a playmaker for the team.
He has great ball control ability and runs all over the pitch following up for the ball whether his team is with or without the ball. He creates chances for his teammates to score and when he finds space, he takes both short and long-range shots at goal.
De Bruyne ranking.
Globally De Bruyne ranks at position 6 among all players in the world. In his country Belgium, De Bruyne is number 1. Looking at how he sits at the club level and the Premier League, he settles for position 1 at Manchester City and position 3 in the Premier League respectively. In the attacking midfield, which is his main position of play, he ranks number 1. A quick look at his age mates that are players born in 1991, De Bruyne stands at position 1.
FIFA 22 rating.
De Bruyne has an overall rating of 91 with the potential of 91. He rates with four stars in skill moves and five stars for the weak foot. He has an international reputation of four. His work rate is high/high. In terms of traits, he is a long shot taker, early crosser, and playmaker.
A 360-degree view of his rating shows that he has a pacing rate of 78 with a sprint speed of 76, shooting of 86 with shot power of 92, passing is at 93 with a crossing of 94, dribbling is 87 with a reaction of 91, defense at 64 with ball control of 91 and physicality at 77 with the stamina of 88.
- Three-time winner of the Premier Ligue.
- Won FA Cup
- Five-time winner of the EFL Cup.
- FA Community Shield
- DFB Pokal
- DFL Supercup
- Belgian Pro League
- Belgian Cup
- Belgian Super Cup
Achievements and individual awards
- All Time Belgium XI
- 2011-2020 UEFA team of the decade
- Champions League Midfielder of the Season
- Two Time World Best Playmaker.
- Premier League Player of the Season.
- Premier League Goal of the Month.
- Four Times Champions League Squad of the Season.
- Premier League Team of the Year.
- Three Times UEFA Team of the Year.
- Three Times Player of the Season for Manchester City.
- Bundesliga Team of the Year.
- Young Player of the Year-Bundesliga.
- Young Player of the Year-Bundesliga.
- Belgian Sportsman of the Year.