Kevin De Bruyne

Birth Day June 28th, 1991
Birth Place Drongen
Age 30 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Kevin De Bruyne Biography

A Belgian professional footballer, Kevin De Bruyne plays as a midfielder (position) for Premier League club Manchester City (current team), where he is vice-captain, and the Belgian national team. He debuted for the Belgian national team in 2010 and signed with Chelsea in 2012. He briefly played for Wolfsburg from 2013 until 2015 when he signed a six-year contract with Manchester City. He began his youth career with KVV Drongen in 1997 as he played for Belgium's under-18, under-19, and under-21 national teams. In May 2009, Kevin made his professional debut with Genk in a match against Charleroi, which his side lost by 3-0. De Bruyne made his full international debut in 2010, and he has since earned 78 caps and scored 20 goals for Belgium. As well, he was a member of the Belgian squads that reached the quarter-finals both at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA Euro 2016 whereas he has represented Belgium at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where Belgium won the third-place play-off match against England and was named in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team. Scroll down to read Kevin's Full Biography, Interesting Facts, Net Worth, Personal Life, Family, Wiki, Age, Parents, Career, & more.

Famous For

  • Being a Belgian professional footballer.
  • For playing as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City.

Kevin De Bruyne, a professional ootballer for Manchester City

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Kevin De Bruyne Early Life

Kevin De Bruyne was born on 28th June 1991 in Drongen, Belgium (birthplace/hometown). He holds a Belgian nationality and his ethnicity is mixed. He is from the Christianity religion and his race is white. He happily celebrates his birthday on the 28th June of every year and he has celebrated his 29th birthday as of 2020. As per his birthdate, his star sign is Cancer. His father, Herwig De Bruyne worked in the oil industry which made him and his family constantly on the move. Aside from that, young De Bruyne often visited the family of his mother, Anna De Bruyne, in England. At young age 4, De Bruyne had already begun playing football in his home town. He has also one sibling, a brother named Stefanie De Bruyne.

Kevin De Bruyne Career Timeline & Stats

Genk

  • Kevin De Bruyne commenced his football career from hometown club KVV Drongen in 1997 as he later joined Gent and moved to Genk in 2005 and made his first-team debut for Genk in a 3-0 defeat at Charleroi on 9th May 2009.
  • He scored his first goal for the club, which secured all three points for Genk in a 1-0 win against Standard Liege on 7th February 2010 and scored five goals and made 16 assists in 32 league matches during the 2010-11 season as Genk were crowned Belgian champions for the third time.
  • He also scored his first hat-trick for Genk against Club Brugge, which ended in a 5-4 win for Genk on 29th October 2011 as he ended the season by wrapping up the scoring in a 3-1 victory over Gent. He finished the league campaign with eight goals from 28 appearances.

Chelsea

  • Kevin signed for Premier League club Chelsea on 31st January 2012 with the fee rumored to be in the region of 7 million pounds and made his debut for Chelsea in a friendly match against Major League Soccer (MLS) side Seattle Sounders FC in a 4-2 win on 18th July 2012. He also played the first half against Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain at Yankee Stadium, New York.

Werder Bremen (loan)

  • De Bruyne joined Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga on a season-long loan deal on 31st July 2012 and scored his first goal for Bremen in a 3-2 defeat to Hannover 96 on 15th September, netting from 11 yards out after being played in by Eljero Elia.
  • He scored his first goal in over two months on 4th May 2013, since netting a consolation goal in Bayern Munich's 6-1 hammering of Bremen, putting his side up 2-0 at home to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim before a late brace from Sven Schipplock meant that the game finished 2-2.

Return to Chelsea

  • Kevin was linked with a move to stay in Germany with either Borussia Dortmund or Bayer Leverkusen after a successful loan spell in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen though incoming manager Jose Mourinho, however, assured De Bruyne he was a part of Chelsea's plan for the future, and the player officially returned to Chelsea on 1st July 2013.
  • Sadly, he faced injury in a knee while scoring his first goal for Chelsea, in a pre-season friendly game against a Malaysia XI, but was fit to make his competitive debut on the opening day of the 2013-2014 Premier League season against Hull City, and made an assist for the first goal in a 2-0 win.

Wolfsburg

  • Wolfsburg signed De Bruyne for a fee of 18 million pounds (22 million Euro) on 18th January 2014 and made his debut for Wolfsburg in a 3-1 home loss against Hannover 96 on 25th January 2014 whereas he scored his first goal of the 2014-2015 season on 2nd October 2014, volleying in a clearance from outside the box to salvage a 1-1 draw against Lille in the Europa League.
  • He ended the league season with 10 goals and 21 assists, the latter a new Bundesliga record however, he started and scored in the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final as Die Wolfe defeated Borussia Dortmund 3-1 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on 30th May 2015.
  • He ended his breakout season with 16 goals and 28 assists in all competitions and was named the 2015 Footballer of the Year (Germany).
  • Kevin started his 2015-2016 season by winning the 2015 DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich, providing the cross for Nicklas Bendtner's 89th-minute equalizer for a 1-1 draw and then scoring in the subsequent penalty shootout.
  • It was reported on 10th August that Manchester City had made a second bid for De Bruyne worth 47 million pounds as it was also reported that Manchester City had made a bid for De Bruyne worth 58 million pounds on 27th August.

Manchester City

  • Manchester City announced the arrival of De Bruyne on a six-year contract on 30th August 2015, for a reported club-record fee of 55 million pounds (75 million euros) where he made his debut for the team in the Premier League on 12th September against Crystal Palace, replacing injured Sergio Aguero in the 25th minute. He scored his first goal for the club against West Ham United in first-half stoppage time in an eventual 2-1 loss on 19th September.
  • As well, he was announced as one of the players on the longlist for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award on 2nd October and on 20th October, just 18 days later, he was revealed by FIFA as one of the players on the 23-man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or.
  • De Bruyne scored and assisted in the first Manchester derby of the season which City won 2-1 and was awarded the "Man of the Match" on 10th September 2016.
  • Later, he displayed an excellent performance in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium, where he set up a goal for Aguero on 19th March 2017 as Kevin scored his first goal of the 2017-2018 season in a 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on 26th September however, he scored his first goal of the 2017-2018 Premier League season on 30th September 2017.
  • He signed a new long-term contract with the club on 22nd January 2018, keeping him at the club until 2023 whereas he started in the 2018 EFL Cup Final against Arsenal on 25th February, and played the whole 90 minutes, with Manchester City winning 3-0 to obtain their first piece of silverware of the 2017-2018 season, and their first trophy overall under Pep Guardiola.
  • De Bruyne assisted Gabriel Jesus' winning goal in a 1-0 win over Southampton on 13th May, on the final day of the season as well as scored a brace in a 3-0 Premier League win over Arsenal at the Emirates o 15th December 2019.
  • He scored his 50th City goal in all competitions on 26th February 2020 in their 2-1 victory and he was awarded the Premier League Player of the Season after scoring 13 goals, providing 20 assists, and creating 104 chances from open play, the most for a player in any of Europe's top five leagues since 2006.
  • Kevin scored and assisted in a 3-1 away win over Wolves in City's first game of the season on 21st September 2020 as he assisted Gabriel Jesus' equalizer before winning a penalty, which he subsequently fired wide with the crucial visit of the Premier League champions, Liverpool however, the game ended in a 1-1 draw.'
  • Besides football, his autobiography, entitled "Keep It Simple", was published by Borgerhoff & Lamberigts in October 2014.

International career

  • Kevin De Bruyne was capped by Belgium at under-18, under-19, and under-21 level whereas he made his debut for the Belgian senior team on 11th August 2010 in an international friendly against Finland in Turku; the game ended in a 1-0 loss for Belgium.
  • Also, he became a regular member of Belgium's team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, where he scored four goals as the Red Devils qualified for their first major tournament in 12 years.
  • He was named in Belgium's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on 13th May 2014 as well as he scored Belgium's opening goal in the third minute of extra time as they defeated the United States 2-1.
  • De Bruyne scored twice in a 6-0 rout of Andorra in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying on 10th October 2014, he scored in a 3-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina on 3rd September 2015.
  • He scored in a 4-1 win over Andorra, which secured Belgium's place at the UEFA Euro 2016 finals on 10th October 2015 whereas he scored in a 3-1 win over Israel after three days.
  • Kevin was also selected for Belgium's final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016 on 31st May 2016 as he was praised for his performance in Belgium's 3-0 win over the Republic of Ireland on 18th June 2016.
  • On 26th June 2016, he was voted BBC "Man of the Match" for his performance in a 4-0 win over Hungary in the round of sixteen, where he provided two assists.
  • Also, he was selected for Belgium's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he provided an assist for Romelu Lukaku in an eventual 3-0 win as well as he scored the second goal of the match in a 2-1 quarter-final victory over Brazil and was named the Man of the Match on 6th July.

Kevin De Bruyne Awards and Achievements

De Bruyne earns November 2019 Budweiser Goal of the Month

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Genk

  • Belgian Pro League: 2010-2011 
  • Belgian Cup: 2008-2009 
  • Belgian Super Cup: 2011 

VfL Wolfsburg

  • DFB-Pokal: 2014-2015 
  • DFL-Supercup: 2015 

Manchester City

  • Premier League: 2017-2018, 2018-2019 
  • FA Cup: 2018-2019 
  • Football League/EFL Cup: 2015-2016, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020 
  • FA Community Shield: 2019 

Belgium

  • FIFA World Cup third-place: 2018 

Individual

  • Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2019, July 2020 
  • Premier League Player of the Season: 2019-2020 
  • PFA Players' Player of the Year: 2019-2020 
  • UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award: 2019-2020 (2nd place) 
  • UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season: 2019-2020 
  • World Soccer's Men's World Player of the Year: 2020 (2nd place) 
  • Goal 50: 2019-2020 (2nd place) 
  • IFFHS World's Best Playmaker: 2020 

Kevin De Bruyne Personal Life, Wife & Children

Kevin De Bruyne and his wife, Michele Lacroix

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Reflecting on Kevin De Bruyne's personal life, he is a married guy. He was married to Michele Lacroix in June 2017 with whom he was in a romantic relationship since 2014. The pair announced on 28th September 2015 that Michele was pregnant with the couple's son. Mason Milian De Bruyne was born on 10th March 2016. Their second son, Rome De Bruyne, was born on 31st October 2018. It was also announced in April 2020 that they were expecting their third child, who was later born in September 2020, to be their first daughter named Suri De Bruyne. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Kevin De Bruyne Kids

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Kevin De Bruyne Net Worth 

Moving towards Kevin De Bruyne's net worth, he has a worth of around $30 million as of 2021 as per wealthygorilla.com whereas he has also a handsome amount of salary too which is also around 170,000 pounds ($249,000) per week. He spent two seasons at Chelsea before joining Manchester City for a club-record transfer fee of £55 million, and also plays for the Belgium national team. De Bruyne was an ambassador for the 2014 Special Olympics, which took place in Antwerp, and was involved in a controversial advertisement campaign, via his personal Instagram account. In addition, his major source of income is from his football career.

Kevin De Bruyne Body Measurement

The height of a handsome and adaptable footballer, Kevin De Bruyne is around 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) whereas his body weight is around 68 kg. Kevin has blue eyes and light golden brown hair color as his body build type is athletic and his body measurement is 40-30-13.5 inches. Additionally, employing the slogan (in Dutch): "Would you still be my fan if I looked like this?", De Bruyne was depicted resembling a person with Down syndrome.

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