Man City star Kevin de Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has been named Premier League Player of the Season.

The Belgian saw off competition from Liverpool trio Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane to scoop the accolade.

Southampton striker Danny Ings, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Leicester's Jamie Vardy – who won the golden boot – were also nominated.

De Bruyne enjoyed an incredible campaign, despite City finishing 18 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool.

He recorded 20 assists – matching Thierry Henry's 17-year record for the most in a single campaign.

De Bruyne also scored a career-best 13 goals from midfield, scooping the goal of the month award on two separate occasions.

The first of which was a rasping half-volley against Newcastle in November, before he claimed the accolade again for his long-range strike against Norwich on the final day.

In all, De Bruyne was involved in more goals than any other player in the league with 33, four clear of nearest rival Mohamed Salah.

The 29-year-old arrived at the Etihad in the summer of 2015, penning a six-year contract after City paid a club-record £55million to Wolfsburg.

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Having previously struggled to make it in the Premier League with Chelsea, De Bruyne quickly established himself as one of the English top flight's star men.

He has scored 57 goals in 222 games in all competitions for the Blues, winning two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and four League Cups.

However, a continental triumph still eludes the Belgian, after City were dumped out of the Champions League at the quarter-finals stage in a 3-1 defeat by French side Lyon on Saturday night.

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