Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been voted the Premier League Player of the Season.
Organizer of the English topflight, made the announcement on the Premier League Twitter handle on Saturday.
De Bruyne becomes only the fourth player to ever win the award more than once, joining legends such as Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Vidic.
Having last won the award at the end of the 2019/20 season, the 30-year-old’s 15 goals and seven assists in 29 appearances have seen him beat off competition from Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah, Heung-min Son, Bukayo Saka, Joao Cancelo, Trent Alexander-Anrold, Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse.
Earlier on Saturday, De Bruyne’s City teammate Phil Foden was named the Young Player of the Season.
De Bruyne and Foden could wrap up a fourth Premier League title on Sunday should they manage to overcome Aston Villa at the Etihad.
Any slip-up, however, could result in Liverpool winning their second title in two years if they beat Wolverhampton Wanderers.
De Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player when they won the 2010–11 Belgian Pro League.
In 2012 he joined English club Chelsea, but was used sparingly and then loaned to Werder Bremen. He signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, and established himself as one of the best players in the Bundesliga and was integral in the club’s 2014–15 DFB-Pokal win.
In the summer of 2015 De Bruyne joined Manchester City for a club record £54 million. He has since won three Premier League titles, five League Cups and an FA Cup with the club. In 2017–18 he had a significant role in Manchester City’s record in becoming the only Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season.
In 2019–20 De Bruyne tied the record for most assists in a Premier League season and was awarded Player of the Season.