Kevin De Bruyne | Biography, Career Info, Records and Net Worth

Kevin De Bruyne | Biography, Career Info, Records and Net Worth

Kevin De Bruyne is a Belgian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Belgium’s national team and Manchester City in the Premier League. Many people think he is one of the best players in the world and call him a ‘complete footballer’. He is especially good at setting up goals for his teammates, staying calm under pressure in the attacking area. He has great vision and can make passes that others don’t notice.

Personal Information

Full NameKevin De Bruyne
Date of BirthJune 28, 1991
Birth PlaceDrongen, Ghent, Belgium
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
DebutMay 9, 2009
Net Worth$60 to 70$ million

Early Life

Kevin De Bruyne, born on June 28, 1991, in Ghent, Belgium, displayed a natural talent for football from a young age. He started playing for KVV Drongen at four and later joined KAA Gent’s youth academy. At 14, he moved to Genk’s youth academy, where he trained with the club’s youth teams while continuing his education.

Personal Life

Kevin De Bruyne is actively involved in philanthropy, serving as an ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages Belgium and donating to build a village in Dakar, Senegal. Beyond football, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and is an avid supporter of the Carolina Panthers American football team.

Club Career

Kevin De Bruyne started his professional career with KRC Genk in 2008 at 17, helping them win the Belgian Pro League in 2010-2011 and being named Belgian Footballer of the Year in his final season. He moved to Chelsea in 2012 but was loaned to Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsburg, where he shone, leading to a permanent move to Wolfsburg in 2014. At Wolfsburg, he impressed with 20 goals in 73 games, winning two domestic trophies. Manchester City signed him in 2015 for £55 million, and under Pep Guardiola, he became one of the best players of his generation, winning multiple titles and scoring 92 goals in 343 appearances.

International Career

Kevin De Bruyne debuted for Belgium’s senior national team in August 2010 against Finland. He played in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, helping Belgium reach the quarter-finals. In the 2016 UEFA European Championship, he scored a goal and made two assists as Belgium again reached the quarter-finals. At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he was crucial in Belgium’s third-place finish, including a memorable goal against Brazil. He also played in the 2020 UEFA European Championship, where Belgium reached the quarter-finals, and in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where Belgium was eliminated in the group stage. On March 21, 2023, De Bruyne became Belgium’s captain after Eden Hazard retired.

Awards and Achievements

Manchester CityPremier League: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22
FA Cup: 2018–19
Football League Cup/EFL Cup: 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
FA Community Shield: 2019
IndividualBundesliga Young Player of the Year: 2012–13
Bundesliga Player of the Year: 2014–15
Bundesliga Team of the Year: 2014–15
Bundesliga top assist provider: 2014–15
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2014–15
Goal of the Month (Germany): October 2014
Footballer of the Year (Germany): 2015
Belgian Sportsman of the Year: 2015
Manchester City Player of the Season: 2015–16, 2017–18, 2019–20, 2021–22
FIFA FIFPRO World 11: 2020, 2021, 2022
IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
UEFA Team of the Year: 2017, 2019, 2020
PFA Premier League Team of the Year: 2017–18, 2019–20, 2020–21, 2021–22
Premier League Playmaker of the Season: 2017–18, 2019–20
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021–22
FIFA World Cup Dream Team: 2018
Premier League Goal of the Month: November 2019, July 2020
Premier League Player of the Season: 2019–20, 2021–22
PFA Players’ Player of the Year: 2019–20, 2020–21
UEFA Champions League Midfielder of the Season: 2019–20


Kevin De Bruyne holds several impressive records in the Premier League. In the 2019-2020 season, he provided 20 assists, breaking Thierry Henry’s record of 19. He became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assists, achieving this in just 123 appearances. During the 2017-2018 season, he created 106 chances for his teammates, surpassing Mesut Ozil’s record of 96. In 2017, he set a record with 16 assists in a calendar year. Additionally, in December 2017, he became the second player in league history to provide four assists in a single match, doing so against Tottenham Hotspur.

Net Worth

As of 2023, he is estimated to be worth about $60 million.


De Bruyne’s parents are Herwig and Anna De Bruyne. He has two younger sisters named Stefanie and Tineke.


De Bruyne married Michele Lacroix in 2017. She used to be a professional track and field athlete from Belgium. They have two sons together, named Mason Milian and Rome.


In 2018, De Bruyne bought a £3.5 million mansion in Cheshire, England. It’s in the countryside and has a modern design, with six bedrooms, a gym, a cinema room, and a swimming pool.

He also owns:

  • An apartment in central Manchester since 2015. It has three bedrooms, a spacious living room, and a balcony with a great city view.
  • A holiday home in Costa Blanca, Spain. It features five bedrooms, a private pool, and a large terrace with stunning sea views.
  • An investment property in Ghent, Belgium, which he rents out to tenants.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

He has scored 163 goals in 666 appearances for club and country.

He has won 16 trophies so far in his career. 

He currently earns £400,000 a week at Manchester City. His contract expires in the summer of 2025. 

It is estimated to be around €86 million right now.

No, he finished as a runner-up with Manchester City in 2020-21 season. City lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the finals.