Newtonian Lewis Wing was named the Carabao Cup Player of the Round for round four.
And it completed a double award for the 23-year-old, who also scooped the Goal of the Round gong after his stunner against Crystal Palace.
Wing collected 54% of the vote on Twitter, enough to see off De Bruyne, Son and Burton Albion’s Scott Fraser.
“I’m over the moon, I didn’t think it would happen,” said Wing after receiving his award.
“There were some big names up against me so I’m obviously delighted.
“It’s all a little surreal, from where I’ve come from to being up for awards against some of those names.”
Reflecting on his “rocket” strike from distance that dumped Palace out and booked Boro a last eight date with Burton Albion, Wing added: “The goal itself, I hit it on the half volley and it’s one of them that bobbled up nicely as I hit it and it went like a rocket.
“When you get into those positions you always think about taking a shot, and luckily for me and the team it went in on that occasion.”
The award is yet more recognition for Wing, who has been one of the stories of the season so far for Boro.
He returned from a loan spell at Yeovil at the back end of last season and caught the eye in pre-season before taking that form into the Championship campaign with a string of influential displays.
His outing against Crystal Palace was his first Boro appearance for more than a month but he’s since featured in the two league games against Stoke and Wigan from the bench.