Kevin de Bruyne Biography, Career, Family & Relationships
Kevin de Bruyne is a young talented Belgian footballer who was born in Ghent in 1991, on 28 June. At the moment he is the attacking midfielder of FC Manchester City and, of course, his own national team. Despite his rather young age, the footballer has already changed five clubs. Well, it is worth more to talk about his career and professional growth, as this topic is really interesting.
Kevin De Bruyne was born in Ghent, began his career in the local “Ghent” in 2003. Two years later he moved to the “Genk”, where he performed in the youth team. He made his debut in the main team “Gena” against “Charleroi” on May 9, 2009, where his team was defeated with a score of 3: 0. In the next season of 2009/10, he became a player of the main team, on February 7, 2010 scored his first goal for Genk, having secured three points to his team, when the victory with a 1: 0 score over Liegez Standard was won. In the 2010/11 season, he scored five goals in 32 matches, in which his club became the champion of Belgium for the third time in its history. On January 31, 2012, Genk announced the transfer of a midfielder to Chelsea, he signed a contract for five and a half years. According to the terms of the deal, De Bruyne finished the rest of the 2011/12 season in Genk already on loan. He made his debut for Chelsea on July 18 in a friendly match with Seattle Sounders number 14. At the end of July, Kevin said that if he did not practice at Chelsea, he would be leased.
Rent to Werder
On August 2, 2012, the official site of Chelsea reported that the 2012/13 season Kevin will spend in Werder. Clubs have agreed to move the player for 1.3 million euros. Kevin made his debut for the “Bremen” in the championship on August 24 in the game against the champion – “Borussia Dortmund”. The Belgian played the entire match in which Werder lost with the score 1: 2. The debut goal was scored on September 15 at the Hannover 96 gate, equaling the score in the match, but in compensated time by the referee Hannover leader Szabolc Housti brought victory to his team 3-2. Already in the next round, on September 23, De Bruyne scored the second goal for the “musicians” against Stuttgart, opening the scoring in the match. However, the “Werder” to win the meeting failed. The match ended in a productive draw – 2: 2. On September 25, the Belgian said he had no chance of remaining in the Bundesliga.
However, the Belgian failed to gain a foothold in Chelsea. The first part of the season, he still spent in the London club, playing only three games. On January 18, 2014, de Bruyne returned to the Bundesliga – to the Wolfsburg club for 22 million euros, with whom he signed a contract until 2019. As part of the “wolves” Kevin immediately became the leader of the team, in the 2014/15 season, he became the best assistant of the Bundesliga, giving 21 assists. May 30, De Bruyne scored the winning goal in the German Cup final, hitting the gate of Borussia Dortmund (the match ended with a score of 3: 1).
August 30, 2015 Kevin returned to England after signing a six-year contract with Manchester City. The transfer amount was 74 million euros, which made the Belgian the most expensive acquisition in the history of the club and the third in the history of the Premier League (after Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria). On September 12, De Bruine made his debut for the “citizens”, replacing the injured Sergio Aguero in a match with Crystal Palace. On September 19, 2015, a Belgian hit West Ham United, scoring the first goal for Manchester City. From the very first matches, De Bruyne managed to become one of the team leaders, regularly giving out assists and becoming one of the leaders on this indicator (by the beginning of 2016 only Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil was ahead of Kevin). January 27, 2016 De Bruyne received a serious injury, retiring for two months. On April 2, the midfielder returned to the field and scored with a goal scored by Bournemouth.
Kevin de Bruyne De Bruyne played in the national teams of Belgium to 18, 19 and 21 years. On August 11, 2010, he made his debut in the main team of the Belgians in a friendly against Finland. Red Devils mentor Mark Wilmots began to attract Kevin to the game for the national team after the unsuccessful company for Euro 2012. October 12, 2012, Kevin scored his debut goal for the national team, hitting the gate of the Serbian national team (0-3). De Bruyne held 8 of 10 meetings of the national team as part of the qualifying company for the 2014 World Cup, and also went to the final tournament in Brazil. Here he spent 4 of 5 matches, noting an assist in the fight against Algeria (2-1), as well as scoring and assists in the 1/8 final against the USA As part of the Belgian team reached the ¼ finals at the European Championship 2016, which took place in France.
Relationship / family
Back in 2014, he began an affair with Michel Lacroix, who was engaged in athletics, but then decided to devote herself to family life and married Kevin.
Very soon, the girl gave birth to a child for him, whom the couple called Mason.
And in 2017, the couple officially signed, and the place for the wedding also chose very well – the Italian city of Sorrento.