Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne named Belgium’s best player ahead of Eden Hazard


For the second year running Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has been named the best Belgian player in a foreign league at national awards.

The flame-haired playmaker has been a revelation since his £55 million move from Wolfsburg to City in the summer of 2015 and has arguably become the most important player in the squad.

De Bruyne has been recognised again for his performances by winning the ‘Best Belgian abroad’ award, which was presented to him tonight by Thierry Henry. He was typically humble in accepting his prize, thanking his fiancé Michele Lacroix and ‘little one’ Mason Milian De Bruyne.

KDB won the award by quite a distance, over 100 votes ahead of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard. The full list of voting results was as follows:

1. Kevin De Bruyne (278)
2. Eden Hazard (164)
3. Yannick Carrasco (159)
4. Toby Alderweireld (105)
5. Dries Mertens (104)
6. Radja Nainggolan (67)
7. Romelu Lukaku (52)
8. Thibaut Courtois (51)
9. Michy Batshuayi (18)
10. Mousa Dembélé (14)
11. Jan Vertonghen (6)
12. Simon Mignolet (4)
13. Laurent Ciman (1)
Thomas Meunier (1)
Divock Origi (1)
Axel Witsel (1)

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