Kevin de Bruyne has won the UEFA midfielder of the year award.
The Belgian midfielder was Europe’s top assist provider last term and was nominated against the likes of Bayern Munich duo Thomas Muller and Thiago Alcantara.
He was also nominated for the Men’s Player of the Year alongside Robert Lewandowski and Manuel Neuer but the Polish striker ended up winning after he scored 55 goals in 47 games to help Bayern win the treble.
De Bruyne said on his Midfielder of the Season award: “It’s obviously really nice. In the Champions League, you play against the best players in the world and I want to compete with them, with my team to win and as an individual to be the best I can be.
“To win this award is really nice.”
He then added: “In one way I’d say my mind, as a midfielder you have to think constantly about the game to be ahead of the game and the way I see it and help my team create opportunities and find spaces to exploit, and find my teammates in the best conditions to be infront of goal.
“I think I’m pretty good at that.”
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