Belgian football player, Kevin De Bruyne plays for the Belgian national team and Manchester City. He’s considered one of the world’s best midfielders. Originally from Ghent in Belgium, Kevin De Bruyne initially played amateur football for Genk, which went ahead to win the 2010.11 ‘Belgian Pro League’. It was the player’s remarkable performance that caught the attention of leading premier league teams and joined Chelsea in the year 2012.
De Bruyne was named the Footballer of the Year in 2013 while playing for the German club Wolfsburg. This was a great honor after the midfielder had a very successful season with the team, scoring 16 goals and offering 27 assists. In 2015, Kevin De Bruyne joined Manchester City on a 6-year contract. He played for the Belgian national team in the 2014 FIFA World Cup & UEFA Euro 2016.
Kevin De Bruyne Biography
Kevin De Bruyne was born in Drongen, Ghent, Belgium on 28th June 1991. Belgium forward spent his childhood days traveling through Africa and England because of his father’s line of work. The father was always traveling for business purposes.
Kevin De Bruyne’s first experience in football occurred when he was only 4 years old and living in Drogen, his hometown. While in school, Kevin De Bruyne started to play football. When De Bruyne was growing up, one of the largest motivating factors was the poor state of football in Belgium.
The football star left his hometown when he was only 14 years old because there was no infrastructure to help support the youngster’s ambitions to become a football superstar. He joined Genk academy and quickly started perfecting his football skills.
Soon after, Kevin De Bruyne started to gain media attention for the incredible long-range shots, technical ability, passing range, and speed and dribbling skills. Kevin De Bruyne stands 5’ 11” tall and weighs about 70 kilograms.
Kevin De Bruyne Wiki
|Full name||Kevin De Bruyne|
|Nickname||The Ginger Pele|
|Date of birth||28th June 1991|
|Birthplace||Drongen, Ghent, Belgium|
|Current club||Manchester City|
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Kevin De Bruyne Career
Kevin De Bruyne’s hard work on the pitch started to pay off in the year 2008 after he was picked for Genk’s first-team squad. The midfielder debuted for the team in May 2009. Nevertheless, it took the player a year to start shining. The 2010/11 seasons turned out great for Genk because they were able to win the Belgian championship. The midfielder scored 5 goals providing 16 assists in 32 appearances.
In July 2012, Kevin De Bruyne joined Chelsea and soon after made his debut for the club. He was later loaned to Werder Bremen for one season, and after a successful spell in the Bundesliga, made it back to Chelsea’s lineup in 2013.
Following Kevin De Bruyne’s subpar performance for the Blues, the midfielder was released in January 2014 and joined Wolfsburg. It was the midfielder’s excellent performance at the club during the 2014/2015 Europe League, where he scored 10 goals and provided 21 assists that caught every football scouts’ attention.
In 2015, Kevin De Bruyne signed a 6-year contract with Manchester City, making him the second most expensive player by the EPL side, having cost about £55 million. It’s in Manchester City where the midfielder has unleashed his full potential on the pitch.
For the 6 years, Kevin has been with the Citizens, he has helped the club win the Premier League, and reach the champions league semi-finals. His international career began when he was named in the Belgium squad during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Kevin regularly played for Belgium during the UEFA Euro 2016.
Who Is Kevin De Bruyne’s Wife?
De Bruyne met Michèle Lacroix in 2014 and the couple got married in 2017. Together the couple has two sons by the name Rome De Bruyne and Mason Milian.
Kevin De Bruyne Awards
In this section, we take a look at Kevin De Bruyne’s achievements and honors. Over the years he’s been in the world of football, Kevin has won many individual and collective awards. Here is a list of the player’s major achievements.
- PFA Premier League Team of the Year
- FIFA FIFPro World XI
- Premier League player of the season
- PFA Players’ Player of the Year
Kevin De Bruyne Contact Details
If you’re a fan of Kevin De Bruyne, you can link up with him via his social media handles. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram. Nevertheless, he isn’t very active on Facebook. The football star has over 15.4 million followers on Instagram. You can check his Instagram to see the midfielder’s videos and photos.
The football player is also active on Twitter where he has over 2.9 million followers. Kevin De Bruyne’s contact details comprise solely of his social media accounts, he hasn’t shared his physical address or telephone numbers.
Kevin De Bruyne Net Worth
According to different sources, Kevin De Bruyne has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2021. He earns about $20 million per year. Kevin De Bruyne has endorsement deals with leading sports brands such as Orange, EA Sports, and Nike.