Date of birth
10 April 1986
Place of birth
International caps / goals`
44 / 2
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.
Vincent Kompany's Gallery
Vincent Kompany - Player of The Year
Vincent is awarded with the Player of The Year Award. The Belgian was consistent throughout the year, helping to set a new record for most clean sheets in a season.
Vincent Kompany - Homecoming
Vincent tells fans that he is very proud after winning the FA Cup and creates himself a bit of a challenge that involves teammate Patrick Vieira.
Vincent Kompany - US Tour Interview
Vincent talks about the new upcoming season, how he raises performances with challenges and how he would like to meet Hollywood star - Denzel Washington.