Kevin De Bruyne

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Kevin de Bruyne - Bio, Facts, Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend
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Kevin De Bruyne began his journey in football since he was 4. It began when he joined a local club in his town and through his immerse talent in football, his popularity began rising.

Kevin as a kid would face several interviews before and after his matches and this popularity also increased the attraction of youth clubs to scout him.

When he was 14, he left his hometown of Ghent, and joined Racing Genk Academy. He became independent at an early on.

He made his professional debut with Racing Genk’s senior side in 2008. In 2012, he was transferred to Chelsea for a transfer fee of €7 million.

In his debut matches with Chelsea in a friendly match, he brought Chelsea to win the matches. In the same year, he was sent to Werder Bremen on a loan for one season.

He was back at Chelsea in 2013 and spent two more years at Chelsea before being transferred to Machester City.

In 2015, he was transferred to Manchester City on one of the most expensive transfers of the team. His career has kept growing ever since he joined Manchester City.

As one of the famous footballers in his country, he also represents Belgium in international tournaments. He made his international debut in 2010. He has represented Belgium since then.

He was also a part of Belgium’s squad when they reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. He also represents Belgium in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kevin De Bruyne
  • Stage Name: Kevin De Bruyne
  • Also Known As: –
  • Nickname: The Ginger Pele
  • Birthday: June 28, 1991
  • Birthplace: Drongen, Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Belgian
  • Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 70 kg (150 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Professional Footballer
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: –
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Club:
    Manchester City (2015 – );
    Wolfsburg (2014 – 2015);
    Chelsea (2012 – 2014);
    Werder Bremen (loan) (2012 – 2013);
    Racing Genk (2008 – 2012)
  • Parents: Herwig de Bruyne (Father), Anne de Bruyne (Mother)
  • Siblings: Stefanie De Bruyne (Sister)
  • Wife: Michele Lacroix (Married 2017 – )
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @KevinDeBruyne
  • Instagram: @kevindebruyne
  • Tiktok: –
  • Youtube: –

Facts

  • When he was a kid, he often visited England and Africa where his parents came from and due to his parents business in oil investment.
  • He moved from his hometown to his training ground when he was 14 and said that he being independent was what his parents taught of.
  • Being a talented footballer as a kid makes him become a star and celebrity who often get interviews before or after matches, and many Belgium people put hope on him in football.
  • Before he was married to Michele Lacroix, he was in a long term relationship with Caroline Lijnen for three years before they both separated because he had affairs with her girlfriend’s friend.
  • His relationship problems got him benched in his five games with Chelsea because Jose Mourinho said he can’t control his emotions.
  • His separation from his girlfriend, Caroline Lijnen was the reason he parted with Chelsea FC because she had an affair with his best friend and former teammate Courtois Thibaut.
  • His relationship with Michele Lacroix began in 2014 and his son was born in 2016.
  • He married his wife, Michèle Lacroix in 2017, he had a son named Mason Milian de Bruyne who has born in 2016.
  • He often show his photo of his vacation with his family, where they all spent leisure time.
  • He is fluent in four languages including English, Dutch, German, and French.
  • He was a Liverpool fan and his bedroom when he was a kid was filled with Liverpool pictures.
  • His transfer fee to Manchester City was $73 million and was the club’s highest fee record at the time.
  • He has a clothing line called KDB and from the business, a portion of that goes to the Special Olympics.
  • He also the ambassador of the Special Olympics in 2014.
  • He had said that Michele Lacroix was his ideal type and that she had changed his life since his separation from Caroline.
  • His net worth is around $30.7 million.

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Quote

“Money is important, but the most important thing for me is to play football, and then I’m happy. OK, you want to earn a good amount of money to be secure, but if I chose money, I would go to Russia and already have a lot more. I like to play football, and that is it.”

“When you score, it is obviously a great feeling, but to give a great pass is also something special for me. I think it is also very under-rated sometimes, what we do.”

“I am not somebody who spends a lot of money in my life. I keep it for later when I want to do something – for vacations – because we don’t have a lot of time off.”

“I’m not the most open player; I’m not the biggest clown. I just like going into the dressing room easy.”

“If I see someone I think is in a better position than me, it is better for me to give the ball. Now I shoot more at goal. When I was young, they sometimes said to me, ‘You need to shoot more. You try to give it too much.’ It is something that I learned. To try to take the best option.”

“People are looking a lot at statistics and all these things, but in the end, I don’t really care. If we can win more games than last year where I score less, I will be really happy. And maybe if we can win a few titles, that’s the bonus.”

“Everyone needs to be in position to create the openings we have. We like to play a lot where you pass the ball forward and it comes back, because it makes it easier for us to attack, because the midfielders have to turn round.”

“There’s a lot of money coming in, and so a lot of good players are going to each team, so every game is a fight, but on the other hand, it’s good to get a good, competitive league”

“In the league, if you have a bad spell, then you are running behind.”

“I don’t agree that we have to win the Champions League to be a success.”

“I try to look up as quickly as possible, try to read the situation, but football is so quick, it’s just a split-second, and then you decide.”

Kevin De Bruyne, a player who was famous since he was a kid and always showing his best performance in every match.

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