Vincent Kompany is a professional footballer, born on 10 April 1986 in Brussels, Belgium. He plays for English club Manchester City and Belgium National team. He is the captain and plays in the centre back position for both the teams.
Kompany is a dominant personality and is often described as one of the best defenders in the world. He has a strong presence on the field and is highly rated for his strength and physical attributes which add to his unparalleled defending ability.
He is a confident passer of the ball and has very good game sense to make key interceptions.
As a child Kompany had only football in his mind. At the age of 17, he started his professional footballing career with Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht a Belgian First Division team.
He spent 3 years with the club and had 73 appearances. His performances already attracted good amount of attention from teams in Europe.
Kompany made his senior club debut for Anderlecht in the year 2003.
However his Manchester City debut came on 24 August 2008 against West Ham United.
In 2004 Kompany made his international debut against France at just the age of 17.
Rise to Glory
Kompany was a dictator in the game and his performances showed a strong character. His first goal came against Wigan Athletic on 28 September 2008, however City lost 2-1.
He made a man of the match performance against the likes of Chelsea in the season 2010-11.
Vincent also won the 2011 FA Cup defeating Stoke City by two goals to one. He was commended by manager Roberto Mancini for his incredible performance throughout the season.
He also received Supporter’s Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year awards. To ice the cake he was awarded the Premier League Player of the Season, proving his sheer presence in the Premier League.
Kompany was made the captain of City side in the 2011 season.
On 13 May 2012, Kompany led his team to League victory against QPR for the first time since 1968.
Kompany also won the League Cup title against Sunderland by 3–1, he also won the 2013-14 League against West Ham and also scored in the match winning it 2-0.
On 25 February 2018, Kompany played against Arsenal in the 2018 EFL Cup Final, scoring the second goal City won the match by three goals to nil.
Kompany has played 243 matches for Manchester City and has become an integral member of the club.
The Belgian has played for his country in the 2014 World Cup, however missed his chances of playing in the Euro 2016 due to injury.
He has 72 caps for Belgium and has also scored on four occasions.