Kevin De Bruyne (Dutch pronunciation: [də ˈbrœynə]; born 28 June 1991) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Belgium national team. De Bruyne plays mainly as an attacking midfielder but can also play as a winger or second striker. He is often described as one of the best modern day advanced playmakers due to his technique, wide range of passing, and long-range shooting skills, and is often regarded as one of the best midfielders in Europe.
De Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player when they won the 2010–11 Belgian Pro League. In 2012 he joined English club Chelsea, where he was used sparingly and then loaned to Werder Bremen. He signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, and in 2015 he was named Footballer of the Year in Germany. Later that year, he joined Manchester City for a club record £55 million.
De Bruyne made his full international debut in 2010, and has earned over 40 caps for Belgium. He was part of the Belgian squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016.Close