# Kevin De Bruyne

Last month
March 2023
# World Class
Sterling Haaland scores 5 of 7 as Man City storm into Champions League last 8
The Norway international set up a comfortable evening for Pep Guardiola’s side.
This year
# Setback
Man City trio to miss Champions League clash
Kevin de Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and John Stones have been ruled out of Wednesday’s last 16 first leg with RB Leipzig.
# Explanation
Man City star De Bruyne's temporary absence due to 'personal issue'
The midfielder is now back training and in contention to face Spurs.
Last year
# undeserved
De Bruyne left baffled after winning man-of-the-match award
The Belgian star struggled to influence the game against Canada.
# Blow
Heartbreak for Paul Pogba as he's ruled out of World Cup
Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne has admitted the Qatar competition could be his last.
# Big Money
Kylian Mbappe tops highest-paid footballer list at €131 million
The player signed a three-year contract extension in May to remain with dominant Ligue 1 side Paris-Saint Germain.
# gloss
Derby scoreline flattered United despite emphatic City win – Kevin De Bruyne
Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored hat-tricks in a 6-3 victory for Manchester City.
# opposition analysis
Are Gent a model to which Shamrock Rovers can aspire to emulate?
The Hoops’ rivals this evening have registered a number of impressive European results in recent years.
# on fire
Even more to come from Erling Haaland, says Kevin De Bruyne
The prolific Norway striker scored twice in Manchester City’s 4-0 Champions League win over Sevilla.
# Shortlist
Kevin De Bruyne on course for hat-trick of PFA Player of the Year awards
The Belgian is nominated alongside Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Dijk, Man United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
# Challenge
Kevin De Bruyne forced to use left foot as a child – to protect friend’s flowers
The Belgian international scored three of his four goals against Wolves with his supposed weaker foot.
# masterclass
Four-goal De Bruyne edges Man City closer to Premier League title
Pep Guardiola’s men move three points clear of Liverpool with two games to play.
# tough night
De Bruyne gives Man City slender lead over stubborn Atletico
The midfielder’s second-half strike clinched a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.
# Different Class
De Bruyne and Mahrez star as Man City too good for rivals United
The Belgian international registered two goals and an assist;.
# Staying In Front
Mahrez and De Bruyne on target as Man City move 12 points clear of Liverpool at summit
City’s victory over Brentford was their first in the competition for almost a month
All time
# Star
Kevin De Bruyne is the best 'in these type of games'
Pep Guardiola hailed the Belgian international after an influential display against Leeds.
# too good
Man City equal Liverpool's record with magnificent seven as virus fears mount
Pep Guardiola’s side easily overcame Leeds.
# Covid-19
De Bruyne ruled out Man City's next two games following Covid positive
De Bruyne will miss the games against Everton and Paris Saint-Germain.
# Talking About Kevin
De Bruyne undergoes 'small operation' as Belgium wait on Euro 2020 fitness
Man City playmaker ruled out of Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener against Russia next weekend.
# standouts
Salah and De Bruyne among 8 nominees for Premier League Player of the Season
Jack Grealish, Harry Kane and Bruno Fernandes were also recognised.
# Bad Breaks
Kevin De Bruyne discharged from hospital with fractured nose and eye socket
The 29-year-old playmaker had to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the 60th minute on Saturday evening following a collision with Antonio Rudiger.
# Final Destination
'I said, 'If you believe in yourself, take it'': De Bruyne steps aside for Mahrez winner
Pep Guardiola wants his Man City side to be themselves in next week’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
# kdb
Kevin De Bruyne signs contract extension to stay at Manchester City until 2025
The Belgium midfielder’s existing deal at the Etihad Stadium was due to expire in 2023.
# kdb
Kevin De Bruyne stars as Belgium hit back to see off Wales
The world’s number one team showed their class after falling behind to Harry Wilson’s early strike.
# left it late
Late goals edge Manchester City past Everton and into FA Cup semi-finals
Goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne kept Manchester City’s bid for a quadruple on track.
# big loss
Man City talisman De Bruyne ruled out of key games against Liverpool and Spurs
The Belgian midfielder will be sidelined for four to six weeks, Pep Guardiola revealed today.
# love thy neighbour
Kevin De Bruyne warns Manchester City not to underestimate United
United are under pressure having been eliminated from the Champions League in midweek.
# getting better
Man City move into top four with win
Pep Guardiola’s side, who thrashed Burnley 5-0 last week, could easily have won by a bigger scoreline.
# Support
Kevin De Bruyne sticks up for Kyle Walker after Roy Keane’s comments
The Belgian star also described the Irishman as ‘a different man’.
# Stars Of The Show
De Bruyne and Bayern Munich pair make up shortlist for Uefa Men’s Player of the Year award
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been nominated for Men’s Coach of the Year.
# Pep Talk
'He is a masterclass player' - Guardiola hails City's De Bruyne as world's best midfielder
‘Right now, he is the best. Right now, in the midfield position, he is the best.’
# kdb
De Bruyne scoops PFA Player of the Year prize
Liverpool had five players selected in the team of the year.
# nominees
Liverpool quartet join Man City pair De Bruyne and Sterling on PFA Player of the Year shortlist
Premier League winners Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are up for the award.
# Award
De Bruyne named Premier League Player of the Season ahead of Henderson
The Belgian recorded 13 goals and 20 assists in the 2019/20 campaign.
# coming up short
'It’s a different year, but the same stuff' - De Bruyne laments mistakes after Man City's Euro exit
Lyon marched on to a Champions League semi-final tie against Bayern Munich thanks to their 3-1 win over Pep Guardiola’s side.
# Euro Vision
De Bruyne wants Champions League glory to give David Silva perfect City send-off
Veteran playmaker Silva made his final appearance in the Premier League yesterday.
# glory hunting
'Liverpool were better than us but we can still get a treble'
After winning a third successive League Cup, Kevin De Bruyne insists Manchester City still have plenty to play for as they chase FA Cup and Champions League glory.
# doubt
Kevin De Bruyne will consider Man City future if two-year European ban upheld
There has been much speculation over the future of key players at the club.
# getting better
Man City's De Bruyne recovering from illness
The Belgian international did not find out whether or not it was the coronavirus.
The biggest crime of all would be Kevin De Bruyne being denied his place on this stage
As Manchester City stare down the barrel of a two-year ban, it seems as if Pep Guardiola’s men are intent on leaving in the most impressive manner possible.