Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (born June 28, 1991) represents both Manchester City of the English Premier League and his country of birth Belgium at the international level. Pundits have frequently referred to him as a “complete footballer,” and he is usually considered one of the top players in the world.
While in Genk, De Bruyne was an integral part of the team that won the Belgian Pro League in 2010–11. He joined Chelsea in 2012 and played sporadically before being loaned out to Werder Bremen. Having made his name as one of the finest players in the Bundesliga, and playing a key role in Wolfsburg’s 2014–15 DFB-Pokal victory, he signed an £18 million contract with the club in 2014. Manchester City paid £54 million for De Bruyne in the summer of 2015. Since then, he has helped the team win three Premier League championships, five League Cups, and an FA Cup. As a key member of Manchester City’s squad in 2017–18, he helped the team set a Premier League record by finishing the season with 100 points, the most ever. This season, De Bruyne set a new Premier League record for assists and was named Player of the Year.
Bruyne made his full international debut in 2010 and has since gained over 80 caps and scored 23 goals for the Belgian national team. He played in both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 UEFA Euro tournaments for Belgium, where he made it to the quarterfinals on both occasions. While at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he played for Belgium and was a member of the Dream Team for the tournament’s third-place match against England.
In 1997, De Bruyne made his professional debut with KVV Drongen, his local team. In 2005, he joined Gent and relocated to Genk. He had been there for two years. While still in the club’s junior system, De Bruyne excelled and was eventually promoted to the main team in 2008. De Bruyne was a fan of Liverpool and Michael Owen, according to an interview with his junior club.
On May 9, 2009, De Bruyne made his debut for Genk in a 3–0 loss against Charleroi.
On 7 February 2010, De Bruyne scored his first goal for Genk in a 1–0 win over Standard Liège.
Genk won the Belgian title for the third time during the 2010–11 season thanks to his five goals and 16 assists in 32 league games.
A 5–4 win for Genk over Club Brugge on 29 October 2011 was De Bruyne’s first hat-trick for the Belgian club.
De Bruyne scored two goals in a 5–0 victory over OH Leuven on January 28, 2012. In a 1–2 away win against Mons on February 18, 2012, De Bruyne scored his first goal after his agreed transfer to Chelsea. In a 3–1 win over Gent, De Bruyne put the finishing touches on his season’s worth of goals. He scored eight goals in 28 league games to conclude the season.
Kevin De Bruyne Net Worth
He is Kevin De Bruyne. Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional soccer player with a $60 million fortune. As a winger or offensive midfielder for Manchester City, he is perhaps best known. Additionally, he has played for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga and the Belgian national team.
He was born in Drongen, Belgium in 1991. As a youth, Kevin started off playing for KVV Drongen, his hometown team. He then played for Gent and moved to Genk in 2005. He was promoted to Genk’s senior squad in 2008. De Bruyne played for Genk until 2012 when he signed with Chelsea of the Premier League. The transfer fee for De Bruyne was rumored to be around $7 million. He stayed with Chelsea until 2014, although he was loaned back to Genk and also to Werder Bremen. In January 2014 Kevin signed with Wolfsburg for $18 million. Kevin De Bruyne has represented Belgium’s national team since 2008, as a member of the country’s under-18, under-19, and under-21 teams.
He started playing for the senior team in 2010. He scored four goals and helped the Red Devils qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup competition. De Bruyne plays attacking midfielder or winger and was named Bundesliga’s Young Player of the Year in the 2012-13 season.
A three-time Belgium youth international captained by De Bruyne. On August 11, 2010, he made his Belgian national team debut in a friendly against Finland in Turku; Belgium lost the game 1–0. De Bruyne was eligible to play for Burundi, his mother’s country, before making his official debut for Belgium’s senior squad.
Belgium qualified for their first major tournament in 12 years thanks to four goals from De Bruyne during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.
Born in Burundi and having resided in the Ivory Coast, De Bruyne’s mother is Belgian. Its hometown of Drongen is in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium, a sub-municipality of the larger Ghent. De Bruyne is fluent in Dutch, French, English, and German, as well as has a working knowledge of Spanish. De Bruyne and Michèle Lacroix have been dating since 2014. The pair tied the knot in June of 2017 and now has three kids.
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In October 2014, Borgerhoff & Lamberigts released his autobiography, Keep It Simple.
Thibaut Courtois, De Bruyne’s compatriot, left him for De Bruyne‘s then-girlfriend in 2014 after the incident. According to De Bruyne, “Although I still cannot comprehend what Courtois has done, we continue to work together.”
This year’s Special Olympics in Antwerp had De Bruyne as an ambassador and a contentious advertising campaign on his personal Instagram account was a part of that role. De Bruyne was represented as having Down syndrome, with the caption “Would you still be my fan if I looked like this?”