🏅 2021/22 Player of the Season winners across Europe's top five leagues

🏅 2021/22 Player of the Season winners across Europe's top five leagues

The curtains came down on the 2021/22 season across Europe's top five leagues this past weekend in dramatic fashion. 

AC Milan ended their 11-year wait for a Serie A title, piping rivals Inter Milan to the crown. 

Manchester City defended their crown, warding off Liverpool's attempts in dramatic final day action. 

Bayern Munich, PSG and Real Madrid won the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and LaLiga title respecitley. 

Away from team wins, there were individual awards to be won, among them, the Player of the Season in each league. 

Here are the winners; 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 English Premier League

Kevin de Bruyne

The Belgian was once again pivotal as Man City successfully defended their title in emphatic fashion. 

De Bruyne was voted the league's best player, joining an elite group of players to win the award in more than one Premier League campaign, emulating Thierry Henry, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Nemanja Vidic.

"To win this award for a second time is an achievement that I am really proud of," he told the club's official website.

"There is so much quality in the Premier League and it is a pleasure to be nominated with so many other great players who have had incredible seasons for their clubs.

De Bruyne scored 15 goals and provided a further eight assists in only 30 appearances.

🇫🇷 Ligue 1

Kylian Mbappe

The young Frenchman, who scored 25 league goals for PSG this season, was named the best player of the 2021 Ligue 1 season having led his side to yet another win.

This is the third consecutive time the 23-year-old has won the award, having triumphed last season - when he netted a career-high 42 goals overall — and in 2019. 

“It's always an honor to be here. Winning for a third time in a row is incredible," Mbappe said.

“I've felt the recognition this season more than ever.”

Mbappe announced last weekend he has decided to stay with the Paris-based club despite strong links with a move to Real Madrid. 

🇩🇪 Bundesliga

Christopher Nkunku

Nkunku was voted 2021/22 Bundesliga Player of the Season, beating the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland and Patrik Schick to the prize.

Nkunku had a successful campaign, winning the Player of the Month award on a record four times. 

The 24-year-old scored 20 goals in 34 Bundesliga appearances in 2021/22, whilst producing 13 assists to help Leipzig recover from their worst ever start to a top-flight season and finish fourth.

🇮🇹 Serie A

Rafael Leao

The AC Milan left winger was named as the Most Valuable Player of the season 2021/22 in Serie A after an impressive season that has since thrown him into the limelight.

The winger was a central part of the side who won the Scudetto last weekend for the first time in eleven years. 

Leao ended the season with the Serie A title, 11 goals, and 10 assists in the league capping off the season as the joint top scorer for Milan and top assist provider.