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Kevin De Bruyne | Forward | #17

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 150

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Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard will miss training as a precaution after picking up knocks during the defeat to Italy on Monday evening. However, both are expected to be available for Saturday’s crucial encounter with the Republic of Ireland.
The Red Devils failed to live up to their pre-tournament billing as Marc Wilmots men were outplayed in a disappointing 2-0 loss. Belgium have an array of individual talent, but once again, they failed to deliver on the big stage and were deservedly beaten. Romelu Lukaku was guilty of missing a gilt-edged opportunity at 1-0 while his play in and around the box was simply not good enough. Hazard failed to impose himself on the match while De Bruyne looked way off the pace, although Wilmots refused to "slate" his performance: "Is the kid tired after a long season? Probably, but I am not going to slate him, he has been a big player for us in the past." Jun 15 - 7:17 AM

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Manchester City is no longer in control of its Champions League fate after only securing a point in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Etihad.

Following the draw, City rivals Manchester United can swoop in and steal the fourth Champions League place from the Sky Blues if United wins its final two matches this season against West Ham on Tuesday and on Sunday against Bournemouth, meaning City would be in the Europa League in Pep Guardiola's first season. To make matters worse, Manchester City had leads on two separate occasions after Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in the 10th minute before an Olivier Giroud equalizer. Kevin De Bruyne then scored his second league goal of 2016 in the second half before Alexis Sanchez scored to earn a point.
Source: NBC Sports
May 8 - 1:21 PM

Manchester City were leading on away goals but Kevin De Bruyne's goal in the second half secured City's place in the semi-final round of the Champions League.

It was a victory not only for Manchester City and their decision to spend huge money on De Bruyne but also a victory for the entire Premier League. With the league's European performances lagging over the last few seasons, City's continuation into the semi-finals will boost the Premier League's standing in the race to keep their fourth Champions League spot in UEFA's arcane coefficient system for determining how many clubs each league will send to the Champions League each season. De Bruyne's return should also ensure City maintains a top four spot in this season's Premier League.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 13 - 12:35 PM

Kevin de Bruyne marked his return from a long-term knee injury with a goal as Manchester City cruised to a comfortable 0-4 over AFC Bournemouth.

The Sky Blues would score three of their goals inside the opening twenty minutes to put the game out of reach and coast the rest of the way. In the 7th minute, Jesus Navas bounced a corner kick into the area where Fernando volleyed it over the head of Boruc to put Manchester City ahead to stay. Five minutes later, they took advantage of a possession change close to the Cherries goal. David Silva would feed de Bruyne and the Belgian would score his first goal since Boxing Day. The attack explosion was finished off when Sergio Aguero headed home a Navas cross. With seconds left in the match, Aleksandar Kolarov split the defense and smashed home a beauty from the left to put the finishing touch on a decisive win. With West Ham drawing today, the Citizens widen the gap with the Hammers for the fourth spot in the table by two points.

Kevin De Bruyne, close to returning from 10 weeks out with a knee injury, has stayed behind in Manchester for the international break in hopes of playing in a youth match ahead of a Week 32 return against Bournemouth.

The Belgian appears to be on track to help Manchester City start the process of digging out from a miserable run of injuries over the past couple of weeks. Manuel Pellegrini has seen Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, and Raheem Sterling all join De Bruyne on the injured list. With City's margin for error on next season's Champions League down to a single point, the return of De Bruyne would be a huge boost to a flagging attack. If he could also play center back, that would be even better.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 22 - 9:06 AM

Manchester City is edging closer to seeing a fuller midfield with Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri closing on a return from various injuries.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that the three midfielders are expected to feature for the club in a friendly during the international break at the end of this month. De Bruyne has been missing for the last two months after suffering a knee and ankle injury in the League Cup semifinals against Everton while Delph has been absent for the past month due to an Achilles injury. Meanwhile, Nasri has not been fit since November after suffering a tear to his hamstring.
Mar 14 - 2:09 PM

Manchester City is hoping to have Kevin De Bruyne back from a knee injury following the international break at the end of this month.

De Bruyne suffered damage to knee ligaments and a sprained ankle in the League Cup semifinals against Everton at the end of January but is in line to return to training before the end of the month. In total, the midfielder is in line to return before the 10-week diagnosis given to him at the time of the injury. In his first season at the club, De Bruyne has recorded five goals and nine assists in 19 Premier League matches. His return would spell a welcome break for midfielder partner David Silva, who Manuel Pellegrini revealed is undergoing painkilling injections in order to play following multiple ankle injuries over the past few seasons.
Source: Sky Sports
Mar 8 - 6:41 PM

Manchester City can't seem to field all its stars at the same time with midfielder Kevin De Bruyne being the latest to be ruled out with a lengthy injury.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that De Bruyne will miss at least the next two months after suffering ligament damage in his knee: "We knew after the game it was a serious injury – not a season-ending injury as it was not a cruciate, but an important injury and will be out for 8-10 weeks." With Sergio Aguero and David Silva finally fit and Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov returning soon, it looked as though reinforcements would arrive just in time for a title run on multiple fronts, including Champions League. But De Bruyne, along with midfielder Samir Nasri, is not expected to return until the end of March as Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling are expected to fill in.
Jan 29 - 10:12 AM

The agent of Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne said the midfielder is set to miss the next six weeks of the season and likely more after suffering a knee injury on Wednesday.

De Bruyne was taken off on a stretcher in stoppage time after twisting his knee while his cleats were caught up in the turf. His agent, Patrick De Koster, said the Belgian suffered torn ligaments in his knee and possibly an ankle injury as well and will begin his recovery soon: "Kevin will be out for at least six weeks but it is too early to know more at this stage. He’s confident. Of course he is a bit sad that he will miss so many important games like the Capital One Cup Final and Champions League but Kevin would not be Kevin if wasn’t already thinking about playing again for City." Without De Bruyne, City could field both Jesus Navas and Raheem Sterling on the wings, or opt for another central midfielder in Fabian Delph, Fernando or Fernandinho.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 28 - 12:19 PM

Manchester City have made it through to the final of this years’ Capital One Cup overturning a one goal, first leg deficit beating Everton 3-1 on the night (and 4-3 on aggregate). However, the win came at a cost as their Belgium superstar - Kevin de Bruyne - was stretchered off in time added on with a serious looking knee injury.

De Bruyne fell awkwardly as his knee buckled underneath him following a challenge from Ramiro Funes Mori. City must now wait to discover the full extent of his injury although initial reports suggest that the 24-year-old has damaged medial ligaments and not the cruciate. "I'm optimistic he will not be out for the season," Pellegrini said. "It is difficult to know. He is with the doctor, it could be the medial ligament. Tomorrow we will have more news but it is not a nice injury."
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Jan 27 - 6:12 PM

Manchester City pulled within three points of the league lead with a 4-1 thrashing of Sunderland as Kevin De Bruyne contributed to three of the club's goals on the afternoon.

The Belgian started with an assist on Raheem Sterling's header in the 12th minute to kickstart City's day. Yaya Toure added a goal five minutes later, his third consecutive Premier League game with a goal. Just five minutes after taking a 2-0 lead, De Bruyne found Wilfried Bony, who also missed a penalty kick later in the match, on a set-piece for his second assist of the game. De Bruyne topped things off with his fifth goal of the season to beat Vito Mannone, who was thrown into the fire with his first start of the season. In more injury news for the club, Vincent Kompany lasted only nine minutes after returning for the first time in months before suffering another injury. Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero made the bench, but didn't see any playing time as the club used its last sub on Kompany's replacement.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Manchester City pulled within three points of the league lead with a 4-1 thrashing of Sunderland as Kevin De Bruyne contributed to three of the club's goals on the afternoon.

The Belgian started with an assist on Raheem Sterling's header in the 12th minute to kickstart City's day. Yaya Toure added a goal five minutes later, his third consecutive Premier League game with a goal. Just five minutes after taking a 2-0 lead, De Bruyne found Wilfried Bony, who also missed a penalty kick later in the match, on a set-piece for his second assist of the game. De Bruyne topped things off with his fifth goal of the season to beat Vito Mannone, who was thrown into the fire with his first start of the season. In more injury news for the club, Vincent Kompany lasted only nine minutes after returning for the first time in months before suffering another injury. Meanwhile, Sergio Aguero made the bench, but didn't see any playing time as the club used its last sub on Kompany's replacement.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Kevin de Bruyne was spectacular in Manchester City's 3-1 win over Southampton.

De Bruyne was involved in every Manchester City goal to help them end their winless streak. The midfielder started in place of the un-fit David Silva and was just fantastic in his role. He assisted twice and scored and it could have been even better for him as Wilfried Bony missed a chance late on that would have given De Bruyne another assist. With Sergio Aguero limping off late, De Bruyne should be expected to continue carrying the offensive load in the coming weeks.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Kevin De Bruyne kept his impressive goal-scoring form going for Manchester City as he netted a late winner against two-time defending Europa Cup winners Sevilla.

Since his entrance into the starting line-up at Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne has been good for a goal or an assist (or both) in every match he has played with the exception of the Champions League away win over Monchengladbach. He continued that great form on Wednesday with a well-taken ball into the far corner from a Yaya Toure assist. The goal gave City a win heading into Sunday's Manchester Derby and puts them in second in their Champions League group a point behind leaders Juventus who drew with Monchengladbach today.
Source: espnfc.com
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Familiar problems raise their ugly head and the old enemy from across town steal a march as the wheels come off the early season steamroller…

A CL defeat was disappointing, but no great drama (and nothing new). The West Ham defeat was a blow, but the Hammers have been forever bursting bubbles this season (at Arsenal and Liverpool anyway). But there is no positive spin on the 2nd half capitulation at Tottenham. The fact that ‘big’ players Vincent Kompany and David Silva (and Joe Hart on the bench) were missing make is no longer an excuse, but an albatross. City’s dependence on their ‘spine’ – be it real or imagined – is threatening to derail the entire City project, never mind their season Yaya Toure is now out with a hamstring strain, after four assists in seven matches. And Sergio Aguero’s current malaise means Kevin de Bruyne, with three goals in three matches (from just four shots) has quickly been burdened with carrying City’s hopes.
Source: bbc.co.uk
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 07:03:00 AM