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De Bruyne: PFA award the ultimate honour

Kevin De Bruyne has described winning the PFA Player of the Year award as "the ultimate honour".

The Belgian becomes the first male City player to win the award after being voted the best player of 2019-20 by his peers across the 92 professional English clubs. 

And he says there's no finer accolade than being rated highly by your competitors. 

“I think it is [the ultimate honour] because you compete against them, they want to win the trophies, they want to be the best," he said.

"When they vote for you, and it’s everyone who is voting not just a few players, that means you’ve done really well during the season.”

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Manager Pep Guardiola led the congratulations: “To win this award is an outstanding achievement, and Kevin is so deserving of it.

“To be recognised by other players is the most that any footballer can ask for, because they understand not only what it is to compete against you, but also the level of commitment it takes to play at the very top.

“There have been many great players in this club’s history, especially over the last decade working with Roberto, Manuel and myself. We have won many titles, but Kevin is the first to

receive this prestigious award. This recognition is also a tribute to all the fantastic players who have come before him.

“We are so proud of Kevin and this will only strengthen what he means to this club and our fans. From all the players, coaches and staff at Manchester City, I would like to congratulate him.”

Watch the full interview with Kevin via the video above!

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