Vincent Kompany Leaves Man City, Becomes Anderlecht Player-Manager



Vincent Kompany is arguably one of the greatest, and certainly one of the most accomplished club captains in Manchester City history. For all the plaudits and silverware won, you could could even put Kompany in among the greatest skippers at any club.

The 33-year-old Belgian defender, City’s longest serving player, now officially moves on, having made major football history this past weekend- being part of the first domestic treble winning club in English history.


One day after City thrashed Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup Final a scoreline that many online gambling websites would have predicted, Vincent Kompany announced his decision to leave the club, one with which he has plied his trade since 2008.

“It’s the most passionate yet rational decision I’ve ever made,” Kompany posted on his Facebook page.

“As a footballer, I was born and raised at RSC Anderlecht. Since the age of 6, I have been one with that club. A history of 34 league titles, they are second to none.”

The central defender leaves City having won 13 pieces of silverware: four Premier League crowns, three FA Cups, four League Cups, and a pair of Community Shields. If you’re doing any online betting canada, the odds of another player winning a major trophy haul like that any time soon are slim.

Kompany now goes back to Anderlecht, a place where he essentially cut his teeth, established himself and started to truly make his way in the world. This story is definitely one of a happy homecoming narrative.

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