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Kevin De Bruyne: City career in numbers

Kevin De Bruyne: City career in numbers
Manchester City will be able to rely on the services of the Premier League’s best playmaker for a further four years after it was confirmed Kevin De Bruyne had renewed his contract.

The Belgian has signed a two-year extension to his previous deal, meaning City fans will be able to marvel at the majestic midfielder until the summer of 2025.

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“A very significant moment for this football club’ was how Director of Football Txiki Begiristain described the news and a quick glance at De Bruyne’s stats reinforces the fact that one of the best players in the world has committed his future to City.

The 29-year-old has proven himself to be the most prolific creator of goals in the English game since he arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2015, topping the charts in the key categories by which playmakers are measured.

Since making his debut in a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, he has provided more assists and created more chances than anyone else in the Premier League.

Premier League assists since De Bruyne's City debut

Total

Kevin De Bruyne

76

Christian Eriksen

51

David Silva

43

Riyad Mahrez

41

Roberto Firmino

40

 

His tally of 76 assists is 25 better than his nearest challenger Christian Eriksen, whilst when it comes to chances created, De Bruyne has produced 122 more than the Dane, who now plies his tried at Inter Milan.

Premier League chances created since De Bruyne's City debut

Total

Kevin De Bruyne

535

Christian Eriksen

413

Mesut Özil

400

Willian

366

Eden Hazard

324

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City have reaped the rewards of De Bruyne's awareness, vision and exquisite range of passing.

Whether it is his pinpoint crosses from deep or precise through balls slicing open opposition defences, the Belgium international regularly provides the simplest of finishes for his team-mates and he also leads the way, by some distance, for big chances created.

Premier League big chances created since De Bruyne's City debut

Total

Kevin De Bruyne

113

Riyad Mahrez

73

Christian Eriksen

56

David Silva

55

Roberto Firmino

54

 

The 2019/20 PFA Player of the Year, City’s No.17 was also named UEFA Midfielder of the Season in the same campaign.

With his consistently high level of performance, De Bruyne has earned his place at world football’s top table and, since his City debut, only six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has more assists in Europe’s top five leagues.

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Assists

Lionel Messi

79

Kevin De Bruyne

76

Thomas Müller

76

Ángel Di María

63

Luis Suárez

57

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Kevin De Bruyne: In Numbers

255: Appearances for City in all competitions since his arrival in 2015.

101: Assists in all competitions. Only David Silva (140) has more.

65: Goals in all competitions. He is 36th on City's all-time list alongside George Dorsett. 

50: The Belgian reached a half century of Premier League assists quicker than anyone else in the competition's history. He got there in 123 games, 18 quicker than second placed Mesut Ozil.

20: The number of assists he provided in the 2019/20 Premier League season to equal Thierry Henry's 17-year record for most assists in a single campaign. 

7: Major honours, including two Premier League titles, four League Cups and one FA Cup.

3: The number of times he has registered 15+ assists in a Premier League season. He was the first player to do this on three occasions.

1: De Bruyne is the only male City player to win the PFA Player of the Year award, which he received in the 2019/19 campaign.

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