Kevin De Bruyne was named PFA Player of the Year, Phil Foden swept Manchester City away with the Youth Player Award
KEVIN DE BRUYNE was named the PFA Player of the Year this season.
De BruyneAt the age of 29, he scored 6 goals and provided 12 assists in 25 games as Guardiola’s team regained the Premier League title from Liverpool.
Thanks to votes from peers, the Belgian has now won the outstanding award for two consecutive seasons, becoming the third player to achieve this feat after Cristiano Ronaldo and Thierry Henry.
He has witnessed the competition between Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandez and Manchester City teammates Foden, Gundogan and Ruben Diaz-this season Premier League and Football Writer’s Player of the Year.
But Foden did not return empty-handed. He scored 9 goals and created 5 more goals in 28 games.
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The 20-year-old was crowned PFA before Chelsea’s Mason Mount, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold, West Ham’s Declan Rice, Arsenal’s Bucayo Saka and Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood. The young player of the year.
The PFA Premier League Team of the Year has also been announced. De Bruyne advanced, but Foden failed to advance.
Manchester City’s Edson scored and three teammates were defending.
Diaz, John Stones and Joao Cancelo joined Manchester United’s Luke Shaw.
In midfield, Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan and Manchester United’s Fernandez joined De Bruyne.
Most importantly, Liverpool’s Mo Salah and Spurs’ Son Xingmin are the flank of Tottenham Hotspur forward Kane.
Looking back at his award, De Bruyne said emotionally: “The fact that the players chose me to win this award means that I did a very good job.
“You want to win all the trophies with the team. This is probably the most important person in the league.
“It’s a lot to be voted by the players you compete with in every game to be your competitor-let them choose you.
“In my opinion, they are the people who know games best. When you have these things, you can show them to your children and say,’Look! This is what Dad did when he was young.'”
Teammate Foden added: “I’m really honored. Some great players have won it in the past and I feel very lucky because there are so many great young talents this year.
“I want to thank my parents, all the coaches and players. If there were no players to create opportunities for me, I would not score, maybe I would not win awards. Without them, it would not be possible.”