Premier League, in collaboration with EA Sports, awarded the prize for best player of the season to Kevin De Bruyne, this Saturday, May 21, 2022. The Belgian offers himself this distinction for the second time in his career.
Manchester City players seem to want to win everything this year in the Premier League. The title of best player and best young player go to them. The Premier League has announced Kevin De Bruyne as the best player of the 2021-22 season. Phil Foden won the best young player award for the second time in a row.
During the exercise which ends this weekend, the Belgian international planted 15 goals and delivered 7 assists to contribute to the flamboyant performances of the foals of Pep Guardiola. The Sky Blues' top scorer, he is tied for second in the club's assists chart with Cancelo, behind Gabriel Jesus.
The man with 85 caps with the Red Devils (for 22 goals) had already won the "Premier League Player of the Season" in 2019-20. Before him, Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic had won it twice. In England, there are several best player trophies, there remains the one awarded by the players and that of the voters, that of the journalists having been given to Mo Salah.
For the awarding of this distinction are taken into account the votes of the public combined with the votes of the 20 Premier League captains and a panel of experts. De Bruyne leads in the race Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jarrod Bowen, Joao Cancelo, Bukayo Saka, Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min and James Ward-Prowse.