A special character’ – chairman pays tribute
City midfielder Phil Foden: Looked after me from day one. Led by example, showed everyone what it means to be a leader, wear their heart on the sleeve, and give everything for this club. We will miss you captain.
City defender Kyle Walker: From skip to gaffer, the man has it all!! Since I walked through the door Vinny has been amazing to me. He helped me settle in and I’ve learned a lot from the big man. Good luck with everything skip, you’ll be missed
City centre-back Aymeric Laporte: Thank you for this years close to you. Thank you for all the moments, all the words to me and to be the best leader which need this big family. You are a legend and we wish you the best in your next stage
City midfielder Bernardo Silva: THANK YOU CAPTAIN! What a pleasure to share the dressing room and learn from you over the last two seasons. We’ll miss you
Former City midfielder Yaya Toure: My brother Vinny!! It was an honour to share the pitch with you at City! Memories I will cherish. Trophies! Titles!! Making a plan a reality! You are a special man!! A leader. My friend.Former City striker Paul Dickov: City loves you more than you will know.
Ex-England striker and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker: Good luck to you, Vincent Kompany with your new challenge. One of the greatest players, leaders and role models to have played on the green carpets of this country. And what a way to bow out from Man City.
Ex-England and Manchester United defender Gary Neville: I didn’t expect that. There are some players you wish played for your club. Vincent Kompany was one of them. A great centre-back whose influence on and off the pitch was huge.Former England and Newcastle captain Alan Shearer: What a captain and player.
‘We will miss you captain’ – reaction
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne: Playing for about 10 years with this man for club and country. And what a privilege it’s been. Big player, big personality and big leader. Learned a lot from you. Wishing you all the best for the future.
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By beating Watford 6-0 at Wembley, City became the first men’s side to complete the domestic treble in England.In September, the club will hold Kompany’s testimonial match, from which he will donate all profits to Manchester’s homeless.