Kevin De Bruyne has been crowned as the 2019-20 PFA Player of the season and also becomes Manchester City’s first ever player to win the award.
— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) September 8, 2020
De Bruyne equaled Thierry Henry’s all time record of 20 assists in a single season as Manchester City finished second place in the Premier League.
The Belgian won ahead of his team mate Raheem Sterling who is the only Man City player to ever score more goals than Sergio Aguero in a season since his arrival in 2011.
Trent Alexander Arnold who won the PFA Young Player of the Year alongside teammates Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane were also among the nominees.
De Bruyne said in an interview: “It’s a huge honour. To be voted by your colleagues and competitors from other teams who you play against is amazing.
“It’s strange that I’m the first at City given all the good players that have played here before and who are still playing here but it’s nice.”
Manchester City are reported to be readying an offer for the Belgian to extend his contract at the Etihad.
Guardiola was proud that a player from his club who is widely regarded as one of the finest central midfielders in the world won the award.
“We are so proud of Kevin and this will strengthen what he means to the club,” Pep Guardiola said.
“Kevin is the first to recieve this prestigious award and this recognition is also a tribute to all the fantastic players who have come before him. It’s an outstanding achievement.”
Kevin de Bruyne finished the seaon with 13 Premier League goals and 20 assists.