Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany is a Belgian footballer who is the captain of English team Manchester City and the Belgium national team. A versatile player, Kompany is capable of playing at both centre back and defensive midfield. In the 2011-12, Manchester City, under the captaincy of Kompany, won the Premier League for the first time in 44 years. Kompany started his career at Anderlecht at the age of 17, winning several awards including the Belgian Golden Shoe and the Belgian Ebony Shoe. In June 2006, he was acquired by Hamburg for a fee of €10 million. In 2008, Manchester City bought Kompany from Hamburg on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £6 million. Two days later, Kompany made his Manchester City debut against West Ham United, scoring his first goal against Wigan Athletic. The folllowing year, Kompany signed a new five-year deal with City that will keep him at the club until 2014. On 16 April 2011, Kompany captained Manchester City's victory over main rivals Manchester United in the 2010–11 season FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley Stadium, with City winning the game 1-0. He finished the season with the titles Manchester City Official Supporter's Player of the Year and the Manchester City Player's Player of the Year for his outstanding performances throughout the season clocking up to 50 appearances in all competitions. On 25 July signed a six year deal with the club- the longest of its kind in the clubs history.