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Kevin De Bruyne named Germany Footballer of the Year over Arjen Robben, Manuel Neuer

He won by a hefty margin, too.

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There's a new Germany Footballer of the Year, and he does not ply his trade in Munich. Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne was announced as the award winner with 367 votes easily beating out Bayern Munich's Arjen Robben (94 votes) and Manuel Neuer (67 votes).

De Bruyne is the first player from Belgium to win the award and the fifth foreign player to win the award joining Robben, Grafite, Franck Ribery, and Ailton. "To be voted the best player in a different country is saying something," De Bruyne said. "This is a great recognition of my season."

The midfielder set a new Bundesliga record with 21 assists last season and added ten goals of his own. He was superb all season, leading Wolfsburg to a second place finish in the league and their first ever DFB Pokal title.

Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking was also named as the manager of the year with 203 votes holding off Augsburg's Markus Weinzierl (191 votes) and Borussia Mönchengladbach's Lucien Favre (169 votes).

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