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Football | De Bruyne named Premier League's Player of the Season

Updated: Sep 18

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has been voted as the Premier League's 2021/2022 Player of the Season, with City teammate Phil Foden retaining the Young Player of the Season award.


De Bruyne, who has scored 15 goals and laid on seven assists this season, has beaten off competition from Mohamed Salah and Heung-min Son to claim the award for the second time.


The 30-year-old, who has scored 15 goals and laid on seven assists this season, has beaten off competition from top goalscorer and assists leader Mohamed Salah to claim the award for the second time. has enjoyed another stellar season for City, who are on the verge of winning their fourth Premier League title in five years ahead of their final game of the season against Aston Villa at the Etihad on Sunday.


De Bruyne's City teammate Joao Cancelo, Spurs' Golden Boot-chasing Heung-Min Son, Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold, Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka, Southampton skipper James Ward Prowse and West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen were also on the shortlist for the award.


Foden, who has won the Young Player of the Season for the second consecutive season, has continued his meteoric rise for Pep Guardiola's side. The 21-year-old has netted nine league goals and registered five assists for the league leaders.


The England international pipped Alexander-Arnold, Saka, Chelsea playmaker Mason Mount, West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale and Crystal Palace duo Conor Gallagher and Tyrick Mitchell. 


"I am very proud to have won this award for a second season in a row," Foden said.


"There are so many talented young players in the Premier League and it is a real honour to win it again."


The awards were decided by the votes of all 20 Premier League captains, a panel of experts and a vote on the Premier League website.


Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Patrick Vieira, Thomas Frank and Eddie Howe are nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Season award, which will be decided by experts and an online vote.

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