De Bruyne beat out Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, the league’s leading scorer with 22 목표, to win the award a second time after first earning the honor during the 2019-20 시즌.
“To win this award for a second time is an achievement that I am really proud of,” 그는 성명에서 말했다.
“There is so much quality in the Premier League, and it is a pleasure to be nominated with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs.”
De Bruyne thanked his coaches and teammates, saying he would not have won the award without them.
“I think my performances this season have been good, and I am happy that I have been able to contribute with goals and assists throughout the season,” 그는 덧붙였다.
De Bruyne is tied for fifth in the league with 15 goals and seven assists. He joins soccer greats Thierry Henry, 크리스티아누 호날두의 and Nemanja Vidic as the only players to win the award more than once.
Man City is closing in on its fourth Premier League title in just five seasons.
The team is just one point ahead of Liverpool in the standings with one match apiece remaining. 맨체스터시 will take on Aston Villa Sunday at 11 오전. ET just as Liverpool and Wolverhampton face off.