Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has been named Premier League Player of the Season for the 2019/20 season.
The City midfielder registered 20 assists, thereby equaling Thierry Henry’s Premier League record for most assists in a single season (2002/03) along with 13 goals in the season.
De Bruyne matched Thierry Henry’s assists record when he set up Raheem Sterling to put City 3-0 ahead against Norwich on the final day of the season in a game that City eventually won 5-0. City were eliminated from the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage for a third season in a row on Saturday night, suffering a 3-1 defeat to Lyon, thus finishing the season with only the Carabao Cup to show.
The Belgium international beat Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Southampton striker Danny Ings, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Leicester’s Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy to the award.
De Bruyne finished second to Liverpool captain Henderson in the voting for the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.
De Bruyne claimed his second Premier League Playmaker of the Season award in three years after winning the inaugural prize in 2017-18 for the most assists in the league.