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Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 34/35
Touches 53
Assists 0
Goals 0
Shots on target 0
Position Defender
Date of birth 10 April 1986
Place of birth Ukkle, Belgium
Height (ft) 6'04"
Weight (st) 13.04
International caps / goals 44 / 2
2013/2014 League Cup
Appearances 27 5
Goals 3 1
Assists 0 0
Passes 88% 85%
Yellow cards 7 1
Red cards 1 0

City on Kompany:

Multilingual and multi-talented, Vincent was runner-up in the Blues fans’ Player of the Season poll for 2008/09 then really came into his own in 2009/10, switching from midfield to his international position of centre-half with aplomb.

Equally at home as a central defender or defensive midfielder, the Belgian international regular joined City from Bundesliga side Hamburg SV in August 2008 for a fee of around £6million.

He was Mark Hughes' third signing and made a hugely impressive debut in August's 3-0 victory over West Ham United.

Before becoming a full international he represented his country at Under 17, 18 and 21 levels, and played at the Beijing Olympics.                                   

Kompany began his professional career in his homeland with Anderlecht in the 2003/04 season and almost immediately attracted interest from across Europe for his composed performances in the Champions League.

He eventually moved to Germany and signed for Bundesliga giants Hamburg SV in 2006, but injuries restricted him to just 39 appearances.

His comfort in two positions proved to be a bonus for City as injuries and suspensions bit into the squad over a gruelling 2008-09 season.  Playing with a toe injury for some of the time he was one of only five Blues players to start more than 30 Premier League games.

The toe problem became serious enough to warrant an operation in the summer of 2009, which forced Vincent out of the reckoning until the autumn. Despite this setback and the presence of several new signings, some outstanding performances in both midfield and central defence persuaded first Mark Hughes and then Roberto Mancini to make him a regular starter.

He has since gone on to become one of the world's very best defenders after playing an instrumental role as captain in City's title-winning campaign in 2011/12.

In 2011 and 2012, Vincent was named in the Premier League Team of the Year and he earned the Premier League Player of the Season award in 2012.

Latest tweets: @vincentkompany

  • Click on me in the new interactive #Pepsi commercial and see what happens :-) Go to (2 days ago, via web)

  • That's football for you. Anyway, getting some treatment done tomorrow, back in training and then we go again. Never give up! #MCFC (7 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Thank you all for the many birthday wishes !! And good luck to the @MCFC_EDS squad in tonight's u21 Premier League Cup final ... #MCFC (10 days ago, via web)

  • Guys, this one is important to me. If you agree no child should grow up alone, please retweet and join #teamSOS on (16 days ago, via web)

  • I accept, with all my heart. I will carry the title of International Ambassador of SOS Children’s Villages with pride (16 days ago, via web)

Instagram: @vincentkompany

  • I accept, with all my heart. I will carry the title of International Ambassador of SOS Children’s Villages with pride and commitment. If you agree no child should grow up alone, please share and join #teamSOS on
  • Wishing you all the strength you need Christian and I hope you will recover quickly! We're all with you together! Courage fréro!
  • stronger #together #mcfc
  • Morning peoples! Another great day to put in a shift. #mcfc
  • We wanted to win but given the context, not a bad point. Lots of Belgians amongst our fans today! Great support! #MCFC
  • On our way to London. Should be an entertaining trip ..
  • Derby win! Buzzin!! #MCFC
  • @bx_brussels vs R.RC. Wetteren-Kwatrecht. Great atmosphere! #boostBX
  • Not saying it is or it isn't a sending off. Here's for you to judge. I remain proud as ever of my team's performance! #MCFC

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