Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium national team. He is widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation and one of the best midfielders in the world. He is known for his vision, passing, shooting and leadership.
De Bruyne was born on June 28, 1991 in Drongen, Belgium. He started playing football at a young age, joining his local club KVV Drongen when he was four years old. He then moved to Gent, where he joined the youth academy of KAA Gent. He showed his talent and potential, attracting the interest of many European clubs.
De Bruyne signed with Genk in 2005, where he spent seven years. He made his debut for Genk’s first team in 2008, when he was 17 years old. He helped Genk win the Belgian Pro League in 2010-11, scoring five goals and providing 16 assists in 32 games. He also won the Belgian Young Footballer of the Year award in 2010 and 2011.
De Bruyne moved to Chelsea in 2012, but he struggled to get regular playing time under manager José Mourinho. He was loaned to Werder Bremen in 2012-13, where he scored 10 goals and provided nine assists in 33 games. He returned to Chelsea in 2013, but he only made three appearances before being sold to Wolfsburg in January 2014.
De Bruyne established himself as one of the best players in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, scoring 13 goals and providing 27 assists in 51 games. He won the DFB-Pokal and the DFL-Supercup with Wolfsburg in 2015. He also won the Bundesliga Player of the Year award and the Footballer of the Year (Germany) award in 2015.
De Bruyne joined Manchester City in August 2015 for a club record £54 million. He has since become a key player and a leader for the club, winning five Premier League titles, five League Cups and two FA Cups with them. He also won the UEFA Champions League with Manchester City in 2020-21, scoring the winning goal in the final against Paris Saint-Germain.
De Bruyne has also won many individual awards and honors with Manchester City, such as three Premier League Playmaker of the Season awards, two PFA Players’ Player of the Year awards, four Manchester City’s Player of the Year awards, and one UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season award. He has also been named in the FIFA FIFPro World11 three times, the UEFA Team of the Year three times, and the France Football World XI once.
De Bruyne made his debut for Belgium in 2010, and he has since earned over 90 caps and scored 26 goals for his country. He has played in three FIFA World Cup tournaments and two UEFA European Championship tournaments. He helped Belgium reach the quarter-finals at both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016. He was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Belgium finished third. He also played at UEFA Euro 2020 and helped Belgium qualify for their first World Cup since 1998.
De Bruyne is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and one of the most intelligent players ever. He is admired for his creativity, versatility and work ethic. He has millions of fans and followers around the world who love his style and personality. He is also involved in many charitable and humanitarian causes, such as supporting children’s education and health.