|Last game stats|
|Shots on target||0|
|Date of birth||10 April 1986|
|Place of birth||Ukkle, Belgium|
|International caps / goals||44 / 2|
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.
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.