Kevin De Bruyne

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Cancer

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Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who currently plays for Manchester City in the Premier League as well as the Belgium national team. Kevin De Bruyne is widely regarded as one of the world’s and his generation’s best players.

Early Life and Childhood

Kevin De Bruyne was born on June 28, 1991, in Drongen, Ghent, Belgium his age is 31 years as of 2022 and Bruyne is a naturalized Belgian citizen who practices Catholics.

Similarly, his birth sign is Cancer currently, he is living in Drongen, Ghent. Bruyne’s father and mother’s name is Herwig De Bruyne and Anna De Bruyne respectively. Likewise, his sister’s name is Stephanie De Bruyne.

Education

Talking about his educational background, there is no information available regarding Bruyne’s schools, colleges, and academics. Bruyne might have done his schooling at a community school in Ghent.

Later, Bruyne might have skipped college as he started to play football at an early age to pursue his professional career.

Relationship Status

De Bruyne married Michele Lacroix on June 2017. Lacroix is a well-known Instagram celebrity who frequently posts photos of herself and her family. They both have 3 children whose names are Mason Milian De Bruyne, Suri De Bruyne, and Rome De Bruyne.

However, Caroline Lijnen his ex-girlfriend had been with De Bruyne for three years. Caroline claimed that their relationship was no longer the same after he allegedly cheated on her with a close friend.

Caroline Lijnen has confirmed that she had an affair with Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after being cheated on herself.

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Caption: Kevin De Bruyne with his family. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular during the club’s 2010-11 Belgian Pro League victory. In 2012, he joined the English club Chelsea, where he played sparingly before being loaned to Werder Bremen.

Furthermore, Bruyne signed for Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, where he quickly established himself as one of the best players in the Bundesliga and helped the club win the DFB-Pokal in 2014-15. De Bruyne joined Manchester City for a club-record fee of £54 million in the summer of 2015.

He has four Premier League titles, five League Cups, and an FA Cup with the club. He was instrumental in Manchester City becoming the first Premier League team to reach 100 points in a single season in 2017-18. De Bruyne was named Premier League Player of the Season in 2019-20 after tying the record for most assists in a single season (which he won again in 2021–22).

De Bruyne also made his full international debut in 2010 and has since earned over 90 caps for Belgium, scoring 25 goals. He was a member of the Belgian national teams that reached the quarterfinals of both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 UEFA Euro.

He was also named to the FIFA World Cup Dream Team after representing Belgium in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where Belgium defeated England in the third-place play-off match.

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Caption: Kevin De Bruyne playing football. Source: Instagram

Brand Endorsements

Apart from his earnings from football Bruyne too is linked with endorsing brands like Nike, EA Sports, and Orange.

Awards and Nomination

Bruyne has been named to the UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season five times, and the IFFHS Men’s World Team four times. Similarly, the UEFA Team of the Year, and the ESM Team of the Year.

Likewise, the France Football World XI, and the Bundesliga Team of the Year three times each. Moreover, he’s also been named Premier League Playmaker of the Season twice, and PFA Players’ Player of the Year twice.

Similarly, Manchester City’s Player of the Year four times, UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season, and Bundesliga Player of the Year. Likewise, Footballer of the Year (Germany), Belgian Sportsman of the Year, and IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker twice.

Net Worth

Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who has earned a considerable income from his work. Bruyne’s estimated net worth is around $62 million. Also, Bruyne’s annual salary is $15 million per year and his source of income is mainly his football profession.

Scandal

Keep It Simple, his autobiography was published in October 2014 by Borgerhoff & Lamberigts, following an incident between De Bruyne and his compatriot Thibaut Courtois in which De Bruyne’s then-girlfriend Caroline Lijnen left him for Courtois.

Moreover, De Bruyne was an ambassador for the 2014 Special Olympics in Antwerp, and he was involved in a controversial advertisement campaign through his personal Instagram account.

Kevin De Bruyne – Body Measurements

Talking about Bruyne’s height he is 5 Feet 11 inches tall and weighs 70kg. Moreover, Bruyne’s eye color is blue and his hair color is blonde. Also, Bruyne’s shoe size is 10(US).

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Caption: Kevin De Bruyne in a football ground. Source: Instagram

Kevin De Bruyne – Social Media

Blake is very active on Instagram. He has 19.3M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @kevindebruyne. Similarly, his Twitter handles @KevinDeBruyne is followed by 3.9M followers. His Facebook account is @KevinDeBruyne and has 16M followers.