Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has been named Midfielder of the Season for the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League campaign.
De Bruyne was in great shape most of last season when City reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and finished second in the Premier League. The 29-year-old Belgian has been named England's professional player of the year by fellow pros after making a record 20 assists. His latest award was announced during the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League group stage draw in Geneva.
Voting for the best midfielder of the season
1. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - 171 points
2 Thiago Alcantara (Bayern) - 169 points
3. Thomas Müller (Bayern) - 78 points
4 Serge Gnabry (Bayern) - 46 points
5 Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) - 44 Points
6 Joshua Kimmich (Bayern) - 40 points
7. Leon Goretzka (Bayern) - 39 points
8 Hussem Aouar (Lyon) - 22 points
9 Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain) - 20 points
10 Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) - 18 points
2019/20 de Bruyne in numbers
Achievements : English League Cup winner, Premier League runner-up, PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Champions League squad of the season.
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Reviews De Bruyne
"He's a master class, one of the best players I've ever coached."
Josep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City
“I've never worked with a playmaker who could work at a faster pace than a game. Any playmaker we're used to seeing is a player who slows down and gets two seconds to think, two seconds to find that pass. [De Bruyne] sees the pass before the audience sees it. "
Roberto Martinez, coach of the Belgian national team
“In Belgium, we used to joke about [Premier League one season] assists, and I always said, 'You were close this year,' and he always said, 'I'll get you. day & #039 ;. "
Thierry Henry, former assistant coach of Belgium
How De Bruyne was chosen
The jury consisted of coaches from 32 clubs in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League group stage, as well as 55 journalists selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group, one from each UEFA member association. Coaches were not allowed to vote for players from their teams.
The jury selected three best players for each position, with the first one receiving five points, the second three and the third. The winner was the player with the most points in each category.
The rest of the prize winners
UEFA Player of the Year: Robert Lewandowski
UEFA Player of the Year: Pernille Harder
Male Coach of the Year: Hansi Flick
Women's Coach of the Year: Jean-Luc Wasser
Male Goalkeeper of the Season: Manuel Neuer
Men's Defender of the Season: Joshua Kimmich
Men's forward of the season: Robert Lewandowski
Women's Goalkeeper of the Season: Sarah Buhaddi
Women's Defender of the Season: Wendy Renard
Women's Midfielder of the Season: Zenifer Marojan
Women's forward of the season: Pernille Harder
UEFA President's Prize: Didier Drogba