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Vincent

Kompany

Minutes played

90

Pass Accuracy

92%

Touches

49

Assists

0
Last game stats
Minutes played 90
Passes completed 33/36
Touches 49
Assists 0
Goals 1
Shots on target 0
Personal
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 0 0
Goals 0 0
Assists 0 0
Passes 0 0
Yellow cards 0 0
Red cards 0 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.

Vincent captained City to a second Premier League title in 2013/14 and was also a Capital One Cup winner as City beat Sunderland 3-1 at Wembley.

Latest tweets: @vincentkompany

  • Gaza/Israel, Ukraine/Russia. Any relevant articles anyone? From any perspective. No debate intended here. Just want a better understanding. (7 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • .@pablo_zabaleta @demichelisok & @aguerosergiokun football is hard sometimes. You made everyone proud & had a great tournament. Heads up. (15 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Sad for my teammates. Congrats to @DFB_Team and especially @JB17Official. What an achievement. #gerarg (15 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • From Brussels to Manchester, Kinshasa, Jakarta and even in Brazil. Thx for having cheered 4 Belgium! We'll be back! http://t.co/Jr9qGLbYsL (21 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

  • Together with our fans we will achieve great things. #tousensemble #Belgium (23 days ago, via Twitter for iPhone)

Instagram: @vincentkompany

  • From Brussels to Manchester, Kinshasa, Bangkok, Jakarta and even in Brazil… World, thanks for having cheered for Belgium! We’ll be back! #FRANCE2016
  • À notre 12ième homme, merci! Beste 12de man ter wereld! In 2016, we take over France! #Belgium #tousensemble
  • It's hard to take but I can only be proud of this young team. We gave it our all and that's what matters. Together with our fans we will achieve great things. #tousensemble #Belgium
  • I’m auctioning my #shirts4charity. Bid on my match-worn shirt vs #USMNT on http://t.co/IeAUrrBPhI and support BX Brussels & SOS Children's Villages
  • Belgiuuuuuuuummm!!!
  • #BELUSA matchday #tousensemble
  • Hey world, don't forget to #cheer4Belgium tomorrow...
#BELUSA
  • Warriors in arms ... #skreamer #gambler
  • With our backs against the wall, together, we dig deep. This is Belgium. #ProudOfMyTeam

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