MANCHESTER CITY star Kevin De Bruyne has been named Match Of The Day’s Player of the Season.
A whopping 45 per cent of football fans voting on the iconic highlights show’s social media channels picked the classy midfielder.
He beat Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Dijk to the award.
The other gongs saw Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp unsurprisingly named Manager of the Season.
Southampton striker Danny Ings was named Surprise Player of the Season with 52 per cent of the votes with Wolves winger Adam Traore in second with 19 per cent.
Young Player of the Season was Liverpool’s creative full back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
City’s 5-0 thrashing of Norwich on the final day of the Premier League season saw De Bruyne tee up Raheem Sterling to net.
This meant De Bruyne equalled Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists for the season.
That had stood for 17 years.
But after receiving that trophy after the game, De Bruyne claimed he should have beaten it.
The Belgian says he actually laid on 22 assists, with two of his passes going unrewarded.
De Bruyne was deprived of an assist in the win over Arsenal in December, after his cross to Sterling took a slight deflection.
Again against the Gunners, just last month, the City star’s ball into Sterling took a knock off David Luiz’s thigh, ensuring he wouldn’t be credited with the assist.
After being asked if he was pleased with equalling the Premier League record, De Bruyne roared: “I have got two more.
“You guys took two away from me that I am still claiming so for me I was already above [Henry].
“It is what it is. I need my team-mates, obviously I am creating for them to score, and I am grateful when they do.
“It is nice to have [the record]and it is nice to have it with Thierry.”