Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has beaten Liverpool‘s Mohamed Salah to the Premier League Player of the Season award in the annual Sports Mole Readers’ Awards.
De Bruyne scored 15 goals and created eight more in 30 top-flight appearances during the 2021-22 campaign, playing a major role as Man City picked up a fourth title in the last five seasons.
The 30-year-old, who was also named the official Premier League Player of Season, received 33.3% of the votes in our end-of-season awards, fending off the closest competition from Salah.
The Liverpool winger finished top of both the goalscoring and assists standings, netting 23 times and creating a further 14 goals for his teammates – hauls which saw him named FWA Footballer of the Year and PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.
Salah picked up 22.7% of the votes, narrowly ahead of Tottenham Hotspur‘s Son Heung-min, who came third with 21.7% of the votes having shared the Golden Boot with Salah.
Manchester United‘s Cristiano Ronaldo finished fourth in the voting, while Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold were joint fifth.