8 Facts About Vincent Kompany

1. Man City captain Vincent Kompany was booked after a high tackle committed on Aaron Lennon, but should have been given a straight red—as his challenge was high, late, and nowhere near the ball.

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2. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany missed Belgium training as a precaution yesterday, but is available to face Switzerland today.

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3. At the time of their closure, Vincent Kompany was quoted as saying "I regret this decision.

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4. In October 2018, Pierre Vincent Kompany was elected the mayor of Ganshoren, making him the first black mayor in Belgium.

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5. In March 2013, Vincent Kompany bought the Belgian third division club FC Bleid as a "social commitment towards the youngsters of Brussels", with the intention of offering disadvantaged youngsters the opportunity to use sport as a vehicle for self-improvement.

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6. At the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Vincent Kompany featured in five of his nation's seven matches, playing every minute in the knockout phase as they advanced to the semi-finals before losing to eventual champions France, overcoming England to finish third, their highest ever placing in the competition.

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7. On 19 October 2009, Vincent Kompany signed a new five-year deal with City that would keep him at the club until 2014.

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8. Born in Uccle, Brussels, Vincent Kompany started his career at Anderlecht at the age of 17, winning several awards including the Belgian Golden Shoe and the Belgian Ebony Shoe.

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