Kevin De Bruyne is a footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and Belgium national team
De Bruyne has been one of the best footballers in Europe and in the world especially for his great passing and scoring abilities
Here is the net worth of Kevin De Bruyne and his football career since he came up at his boyhood club Genk
Kevin De Bruyne is a professional footballer who plays for the English Premier League team ‘Manchester City’ as well as the Belgian national team.
De Bruyne is frequently described by the media as a ‘complete footballer’ as well as the ‘Best European Footballer.’ Born and brought up in Ghent, Belgium, he started his amateur football career from his hometown and played in the team ‘Genk,’ leading his team to a win at the 2010-11 ‘Belgian Pro League.
Kevin De Bruyne’s Biography
Height: 1.8m (180cm)
Ancestry: English Belgian
Marital Status: Married to Michele Lacroix on June 2017
Children: Mason Milian De Bruyne, Suri De Bruyne, Rome De Bruyne
In 2008, De Bruyne’s hard-work finally paid off and he was selected for the first team squad in Genk and made his debut in May 2009. However, he was only able to establish himself in the team by the next year. The 2010-11 season turned out to be lucky one for Genk as they were crowned with the Belgian Championship. In all the 32 games that he played in the league, Kevin scored five goals and 16 assists.
Kevin De Bruyne celebrating a goal in a past match for Manchester City. | PHOTO: Getty Images |
In October 2011, Kevin scored his first hat-trick for Genk in a match winning performance against Club Brugge. He finished the league with 8 goals that he scored in 28 matches. By February 2012, English club Chelsea had decided to bring Kevin in their team and Kevin made his debut for them in July 2012.
In August 2012, Chelsea made the official announcement regarding the temporary transfer of Kevin to the German team Werder Bremen ahead of the Bundesliga. His competitive performance in Bundesliga justified his loaning perfectly and in July 2013, Kevin made a comeback to the official Chelsea line-up.
In a friendly game against Malaysia just ahead of the 2013-14 season, Kevin injured his knee while scoring a goal. He was however fit before he made his competitive debut in the premier league against Hull City. In the game that Chelsea won, Kevin assisted in scoring of the first goal for his team.
Following his sub-par performance for Chelsea, the team decided to let him go in January 2014 to Wolfsburg. In the 2014-15 Europa League, he performed excellently and caught all the right attentions. In the third group stage match, he scored two goals against Krasnodar and in the next game against Bayern Munich, he further ensured his team’s victory by scoring another goal.
Kevin ended the league season with 10 goals and 21 assists and his team ended up as the first runner up by the end of the league. This had them qualifying pretty easily for the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League. Ending his debut season for Wolfsburg with 16 goals in total, he was named the Footballer of the Year in Germany. His 21 assists in the league was a new record.
Kevin De Bruyne with the Premier League trophy in May 2022 after his club, Manchester City won the 2021/22 Premier League title. | PHOTO: Getty Images |
It was reported in early 2015 that English club Manchester City was closely following Kevin and approached him twice before he finally accepted their offer in August 2015. Towards the end of August, official announcement was made by Manchester City that they had acquired Kevin for a six years contract. He was purchased for an amount of 55 million pounds, making him the second costliest purchase by any English club.
He scored in almost all his first few games for MC and in October 2015, it was speculated that he was being considered for a Ballon D’or award. He played a major role in getting his team to the finals of the Football League Club. But an unfortunate injury in the semi-finals had him taking break from the field for next two months.
In April 2016, he made a comeback right ahead of the UEFA Champions League and he further scored goals to lead his team to the semi-finals. This was the first time that Manchester City had reached this far in Champions League. But his team’s aspirations of winning the league remained unfulfilled.
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