With close to 80,000 votes polled in total for the final stage, the Belgian playmaker was pushed all the way by Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo in one of the closest battles on record for the coveted award.
Dunne dominated the Manchester City Player of the Season vote from 2004 to 2008, and De Bruyne will set a new Club record - should he win again next season.
KDB has now won an incredible 45 individual career awards.
Having picked up an ankle injury during last summer’s delayed Euro 2020, De Bruyne steadily shifted through the gears as the season progressed.
Against Wolves earlier this month he achieved an amazing landmark of 200 goal involvements in all competitions with a mesmeric performance at Molineux during which he scored four times.
After collecting three successive Etihad Player of the Month awards from February to April, he sprinted towards the finish line by playing some of the best football of his career.
With 19 goals from 44 games, the 2021-22 has also been his best goal-scoring season to date.
Fittingly, it was from his cross that Ilkay Gundogan turned home the title-winning goal to complete a stunning final day win over Aston Villa.
Congratulations to Kevin from everyone at Manchester City on this remarkable achievement and thank you to everyone who voted.