Vincent Kompany will leave Manchester City this summer, the Premier League champions have confirmed.
The centre-back joined City in 2008, the same year when the club changed ownership, signaling the beginning of their impressive uprise. He made a total of 360 appearances, the last one on Saturday as his team comprehensively beat Watford in the FA Cup final and completed the historic domestic treble. He found the opposition net 20 times, but perhaps none more important than the spectacular strike against Leicester City this season to keep his team on course for the league title ahead of challengers Liverpool.
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak described the departing captain as the most important ingredient in the club’s renaissance, as well as its “lifeblood, soul and beating heart of a supremely talented squad”.
During his 11-year stint at the club, Kompany won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields. Despite the enormous efforts of the club and the team the Champions League trophy will remain out of his reach, but Vincent Kompany will remain embedded in the Manchester City history forever.
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