Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Manchester City and the Belgian national team. He was born on June 28, 1991, in Ghent, Belgium.
De Bruyne started his youth career with KVV Drongen before joining Gent in 2005. He then moved to Genk in 2008, where he made his professional debut. De Bruyne quickly established himself as one of the best young talents in Belgian football and helped Genk win the Belgian Pro League title in the 2010-11 season. His impressive performances earned him a move to Chelsea in 2012.
However, De Bruyne struggled for game time at Chelsea and was loaned out to Werder Bremen and then to VfL Wolfsburg in the German Bundesliga. At Wolfsburg, De Bruyne flourished and was named the Bundesliga’s Player of the Season in 2014-15.
In 2015, De Bruyne joined Manchester City for a then-club-record fee of £55 million. He has since become a key player for the club, helping them win multiple Premier League titles, FA Cups, and League Cups. He has also been named the club’s Player of the Season multiple times and was named the Premier League’s Player of the Season in the 2019-20 season.
De Bruyne has also been a regular for the Belgian national team since 2010, helping them reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup and the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup. He has won the Belgian Golden Shoe award for the best Belgian player in the domestic league four times and has been named to the UEFA Champions League squad of the season on multiple occasions.
Overall, De Bruyne is widely regarded as one of the best attacking midfielders in the world and has consistently proven himself at the highest levels of football.
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