The race for the Etihad Player of the Season in association with the Official Supporters Club has been narrowed down to three – Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne – so let’s take a look at why KDB deserves to be in the mix.
The Belgian playmaker made a huge impact on City, and it’s worth remembering he didn’t make his debut until mid-September following his move from Wolfsburg at the end of August.
Player of the Month(s)
KDB won the Etihad Player of the Month award, as voted for by City fans, on four occasions in 2015-16 – the most by a City player in a single season since it began. And that includes the two-month period when he was sidelined by injury early in 2016 – impressive work!
Goals and assists galore
He was involved in 31 goals in his 40 appearances across all different competitions – that’s 16 goals himself, plus 15 assists.
Revelling in the big occasion
A brilliant strike from outside the box in the closing stages of the second leg against Paris St-Germain was a goal worthy of the biggest stage, and it helped City seal a place in the last four of the Champions League for the first time.