De Bruyne Kevin
Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Belgian national team. Recognised for his passing, dribbling, tackling and shooting ability, his playing style has frequently led to the media, coaches, and colleagues ranking him among the best players in the world, and he has often been described as a “complete” footballer.De Bruyne began his career at Genk, where he was a regular player when they won the 2010–11 Belgian Pro League. In 2012, he joined English club Chelsea, where he was used sparingly and then loaned to Werder Bremen. He signed with Wolfsburg for £18 million in 2014, and in 2015 he was named Footballer of the Year in Germany. Later that year, he joined Manchester City for a club record £54 million. In four seasons with City, De Bruyne has appeared in over 200 matches and won two Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup. He had a significant role in City’s quest to become the first Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season in the 2017–18. Additionally, De Bruyne has been named Manchester City’s Player of the Year, twice, in 2016 and 2018. De Bruyne made his full international debut in 2010, and he has since earned 74 caps and scored 19 goals for Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian squads that reached the quarter-finals both at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and at UEFA Euro 2016. In 2018 he represented Belgium at the FIFA World Cup, winning the third place play-off match against England.
De Bruyne Kevin
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These boots were worn by Kevin De Bruyne and they were especially made for him by his sponsor Nike. They are custom made as clearly visible from the front where there are some extra stitching to reinforce the boot. De Bruyne is considered to be a versatile and highly talented player in the media, De Bruyne plays mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder but can also operate in several other positions, and has been used as a winger or second striker; he has even been deployed in a deeper creative midfield position, or even in a box-to-box role on occasion. He is often described by pundits as one of the best and most complete modern day advanced playmakers, due to his technique, skill, athleticism, work-rate off the ball, vision, crossing accuracy, wide range of passing, and powerful long-range shooting ability with either foot. Although he is not blessed with significant physical strength, pace, or ability in the air, he is a quick and elegant player on the ball, with good dribbling skills, while his positional sense, tactical intelligence, movement, direct style of play, and ability to run at defences when in possession also enable him to take advantage of spaces in the opposition’s defence, and subsequently create chances and goalscoring opportunities for himself or his teammates, making him a dangerous offensive threat on counter-attacks. In addition to his creative abilities, he is also capable of scoring goals by making late runs off the ball from behind into the penalty area, and is an accurate set-piece taker. De Bruyne was ranked the fourth-best footballer in the world by The Guardian in 2017.