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Kevin De Bruyne named Etihad Player of the Season

BELGIAN BLUE: Kevin De Bruyne has been named the Etihad Player of the Season...

BELGIAN BLUE: Kevin De Bruyne has been named the Etihad Player of the Season...

Kevin De Bruyne has been named City's Etihad Player of the Season.

The Belgian, who scooped the inaugural Premier League Playmaker of the Year Award with a last-gasp assist in Sunday's record-breaking win at Southampton, has been rewarded for another sensational season with his second Etihad gong in three seasons.

Having made an outstanding 52 appearances in all competitions, the midfielder bagged 12 goals, including a Goal of the Season contender against Swansea, and a staggering 21 assists. He beat PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane and midfield maestro David Silva to the accolade.

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De Bruyne was deservedly included in the 2017/18 PFA Team of the Year. Capable of producing magic at any moment, he has been an integral component in Pep Guardiola's swash-buckling, record-smashing side, helping the Blues to a league and cup double.

Reflecting on his outstanding campaign both individually and collectively, he smiled: "It was beautiful. To have 100 points is unbelievable. It was a very emotional end to the season."

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On his personal achievements, he added: "It feels good. It means I have done a good job.

“I’m a creator and I try to create chances for my teammates. If they score, I get the assist and I look good!”

De Bruyne was revealed as the Etihad Player of the Season at City's Champions Parade on Monday by presenter and City fan Mike Wedderburn.

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The streets were a sea of blue as Pep Guardiola’s Centurions paraded through town with the Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies.

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