Amidst the roar of the football stadiums and the dazzling spotlights of the Premier League, one name resonates with both skill and resilience: Kevin De Bruyne.
This Belgian maestro, renowned as one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, has not only left an indelible mark on the field but also carved a love story that extends beyond the pitch.
Let’s look into the reality of where Kevin De Bruyne stands in the world of football and explore the heartwarming chapters of his personal life with his wife, Michèle.
Who is Kevin De Bruyne?
Belgian-born professional football player Kevin De Bruyne captains and plays midfield for Manchester City in the Premier League as well as the Belgium national team.
His birthday is June 28, 1991. He is regarded by many as one of the world’s best midfielders and one of the greatest players of his generation. He has been called a complete football player by pundits.
Since making his debut for Belgium’s national team in 2010, De Bruyne has amassed over 90 caps and 26 goals.
He played for Belgium in the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the UEFA Euro 2016 teams that advanced to the quarterfinals.
As Belgium placed third in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, he was included in the FIFA World Cup Dream Team.
Where is Kevin De Bruyne now?
After suffering a second hamstring injury during the match against Burnley, De Bruyne has missed the last three months of action. He underwent surgery soon after.
Under Guardiola, the Belgian has been one of City’s most vital players, but he has recently had muscular strains.
His hamstring injury kept him out of the Champions League final, and it returned in City’s first match of the 2023–24 season.
Kevin de Bruyne is still sidelined for Manchester City’s Premier League match against Chelsea, but it looks like the Belgian player will soon be making a comeback from his injury.
Ahead of the game, City boss Pep Guardiola issued a positive update on De Bruyne‘s injury status. Guardiola told reporters that Kevin is feeling good as he continues his rehabilitation.
With that in mind, Guardiola insisted that he would be cautious in overseeing the Belgian’s return to first-team action. After the Chelsea clash, City has a two-week break for international fixtures.
When the games resume later this month, Guardiola will be hoping that De Bruyne will be back in the training camp.
The talismanic Belgium international picked up an unfortunate knock that forced him off in the 2023 Champions League final, as City completed the final leg of their historic Treble triumph.
Since then, it has been challenging to overcome a bothersome hamstring problem. De Bruyne did play for City in the Community Shield and in their opening Premier League match of 2023–24 against Burnley.
He played only 23 minutes in that match and has not been seen since. The 32-year-old has a long road ahead of him before he can fully recover.
Despite spending a lot of money on transfers, City has enough options to function without De Bruyne. However, they have not been playing at their best lately, losing to Wolves in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.
They will be hoping to carry over their momentum from their Champions League victory over RB Leipzig in midweek into a crucial match at Emirates Stadium against fellow title contenders Arsenal.
Is Kevin De Bruyne married?
Since 2014, Kevin De Bruyne and his spouse, Michèle, have been a couple. Three years later, in 2017, Kevin and Michèle tied the knot. They have three kids in total, two sons and a daughter.
Kevin praised his wife in a 2019 interview, stating that she had a profound impact on his life. To be honest, without her, I do not know what I would do.
She is referred to as the most significant person in his life. Kevin disclosed that Twitter was how the pair first connected.
The Belgian soccer player proposed to Michèle at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris in December 2016, and on June 26, 2017, they were married in Sorrento, Italy.