Kevin De Bruyne named PFA Player of the Year as Phil Foden and Fran Kirby also recognised

Kevin De Bruyne with the PFA Player of the Year trophy

Kevin De Bruyne has been named the Professional Footballers’ Association’s men’s player of the year for the second successive season.

The 29-year-old is the first player to win the men’s award for two straight campaigns since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006-07 and 2007-08.

Thierry Henry is the only other player since the awards started at the end of the 1973-74 season to receive the accolade twice running (2002-03 and 2003-04).

“You want to win all the trophies with the team and then obviously if you win a trophy like this, this is probably the most important one as an individual trophy in the league,” De Bruyne said in a video released by the PFA.

“To be voted by your competitors who you compete with every game, that says a lot. They are the people, in my view, who know the most about the game and they are trying to get to the best level.

“When you have these things, you can show your kids and say, ‘Look, this is what daddy did when he was younger’.”

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