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Vincent Kompany
Personal information
Full name Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany[1]
Date of birth 10 April 1986 (1986-04-10) (age 23)
Place of birth Uccle, Belgium
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Manchester City
Number 33
Youth career
1992–2003 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Anderlecht 73 (5)
2006–2008 Hamburg 28 (1)
2008– Manchester City 46 (2)
National team
2004– Belgium 27 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:26, 10 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:45, 25 October 2008 (UTC)

Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany (born 10 April 1986 in Uccle) is a Belgian footballer, currently playing for Manchester City and the Belgium national team. He is capable of playing at both centre back and defensive midfielder. His main traits are his versatility, pace, strength, range of passing, aerial prowess and technique.


Club career


Kompany started his career at Anderlecht, winning several awards including the Belgian Golden Shoe and the Belgian Ebony Shoe. Another player, Aruna Dindane, decided to wear the number 27 on his shirt upon his arrival at Lens Summer 2005, in dedication to Kompany (who had the same number at Anderlecht). In the second half of the 2005–06 season, Kompany suffered an shoulder injury and decided in favour of an operation, even though it meant he would miss the last couple of months of the competition. The fact that he underwent the surgery and rehabilitation in Lyon fueled strong rumours that the French club would become his next team.[2]


On June 9, 2006 it was announced though that he was acquired by Hamburg for a fee of €10 million, replacing Daniel van Buyten.[3] He made his debut for Hamburg on six Bundesliga starts for the club before suffering an achilles injury in November that ruled him out for the rest of the season,[4] however, he was selected in a 30-man provisional squad for the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[5]

Manchester City

On 22 August 2008, Manchester City confirmed the transfer of Kompany from Hamburg on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £6 million.[6]

He was handed the number 33 for the 2008–09 season. Just two days after signing for Manchester City, Kompany made his debut against West Ham United and won the man-of-the-match award. On 28 September 2008, Kompany scored his first goal in City's 2–1 away defeat to Wigan Athletic. The goal came when Brazilian midfielder Elano, played a free kick into the Wigan Athletic box and the ball seemed to have hit Kompany's knee; that goal made the score 1–1[7].

On 19 October 2009 he signed a new deal with Manchester City that will keep him at the club until 2014.[8]

Kompany scored his second goal in the Premier League for the club in a 2-0 home win against strugglers Portsmouth.[9]

International career

Kompany made his international debut for Belgium in February 2004 against France, as one of the youngest players ever.

The Belgian Federation called up Kompany to the 2008 Olympics. Initially, Hamburg decided not to let him go as the Olympics was not an official FIFA tournament. After a dispute, Hamburg decided to release him under the condition that he returns after Belgium's first two group games.

At the Beijing Olympics, Belgium's first game was against Brazil where he was sent off in a 1–0 loss, and as a consequence his tournament was over as the red card would rule him out of Belgium's second group game. Due to the turn of events, Kompany decided against returning back to Germany in hope of playing the last group game to help his country qualify for the knockout stages. Hamburg maintained their stance that he had to return, and the Belgian FA decided to release him. He later came on as a substitute in the opening game for Hamburg against Bayern Munich. The rocky relationship with Hamburg and Kompany is said to be a major factor in Kompany transferring to Manchester City.

In November 2009 Kompany fell out with the Belgium manager Dick Advocaat. On the Monday before the friendly match with Qatar on 18 November 2009 Kompany received permission to attend the funeral of his grandmother as long as he returned to the team hotel before 6pm that evening. As it happened, he did not return until nearly midnight. Furious, Advocaat removed him from the squad altogether, although on 24 February 2010 he was recalled to the Belgium squad by Advocaat for the friendly against Croatia.[1]

Personal life

Kompany's father, Pierre, is his manager and his brother Francois played for the Germinal Beerschot youth squad, However he now plays for Macclesfield He is of Congolese ethnicity In December 2009 Kompany was included in a Nike advert along with fellow Belgium international footballer and AZ player Moussa Dembélé, the video can be seen here[10]. His brother François Kompany plays for Macclesfield Town.

Career statistics

(correct as of 19 January 2010)[11]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Manchester City 2008–09 34 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 1 3
2009–10 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0
Career total 35 2 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -


Hamburger SV


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Davy De Beule
Belgian Young Footballer of the Year
Succeeded by
Mbark Boussoufa

Simple English

Vincent Kompany
Personal information
Full name Vincent Jean Mpoy Kompany
Date of birth 10 April 1986 (1986-04-10) (age 24)
Place of birth    Uccle, Belgium
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Manchester City
Number 33
Senior clubs
Years Club
Hamburger SV
Manchester City
National team
2004- Belgium

Vincent Kompany (born 10 April 1986) is a Belgian football player. He plays for Manchester City and Belgium national team.

Club career statistics


Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
2003/04AnderlechtFirst Division292
2006/07Hamburger SVBundesliga60
2008/09Manchester CityPremier League341
CountryBelgium 735
Germany 291
England 341
Total 1367

International career statistics

Belgium national team


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