Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Advertisements

Sports

Manchester City defender, Ruben Dias named Premier League Player of the Season

Ruben Dias has been named Premier League Player of the Season after helping Manchester City regain the title.

The Portuguese defender beat his City team-mate Kevin De Bruyne and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane to the accolade following a remarkable start to life at the Etihad.

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes, Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish, West Ham’s Tomas Soucek, Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah also made the shortlist.

Advertisements

The 24-year-old enjoyed an outstanding debut season in the Premier League after joining for £65million from Benfica last September.

His solid defensive displays helped Pep Guardiola’s team stay at the top of the table during the second half of the season and ultimately finish 12 points ahead of Man United.

City kept 15 clean sheets in the 32 matches he featured in as his partnership with England defender John Stones led to the team conceding just 32 league goals all season.

After just one win in their first three league games, Dias’ increasing influence in the side helped them go on a staggering 21-game win streak in all competitions, including 15 successive victories in the Premier League.

Rúben Dias was born on 14 May 1997) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Premier League club Manchester City, and the Portugal national team.

Ruben Dias signed for English Premier League club Manchester City on 29 September 2020 on a six-year contract, for a fee reported of €68 million (£61.64 million), with Benfica receiving an initial fee of €56.6 million (£51 million).

On 3 October 2020, Dias made his league debut for City in a 1–1 away draw against Leeds United.

Dias was named the Manchester City Player of the Month for November 2020, following a series of very strong defensive performances.

On 27 February 2021, Dias scored his first goal for City in a 2–1 home league win over West Ham United. He was praised as being a key factor in Manchester City regaining the Premier League title that season by bringing composure, leadership and stability back to the defence.

Advertisements
Written By

I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Feminine Health

Do you know that those pineapple skin peels you throw away have health benefits that your body needs? Pineapple is one of the most...

Feminine Health

Many women are dealing with sagging breasts. Even though they always want to look good and have enviable bodies, they find it nearly impossible...

Feminine Health

Many women may not like the pungent, lingering smell of raw garlic but they cannot deny that this heavy duty spice is a health...

Social Media Sparks

Facebook is an interesting place. You will meet different kinds of people on Facebook. On that street called Facebook, you will find the good,...

Heart Matters

If you must be a side chick, you must follow the side chick code of conduct. This is because being the other woman is...

Thoughts and opinions

Dear woman, if someone’s absence brings you peace, you didn’t lose the person, your life just got better. You shouldn’t forget this. When I...

Social Media Sparks

The statement: “A rare combination of beauty and brains” is not a compliment. When I read that statement, all I hear is you reiterating...

Parent's Corner

Dear Nigerian parents, teach your daughters that there’s more to life than male attention. Teach them to go through life doing what they want...

Advertisements