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Vincent Kompany | Defensemen

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 187

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Ominous news for the rest of the Premier League as The Mirror report Man City are on the verge of an £88 million double swoop for Nicolas Otamendi and Kevin de Bruyne…
Not content with maximum points, six unanswered goals and the merciless dismantling of Champions Chelsea. Man City are reportedly about to add Valencia center-back Nicolas Otamendi and long-tracked Wolfsburg play-maker Kevin de Bruyne to their squad. The splash will make it six new faces at the Etihad and put another £88m dent in the finances. It sends out a daunting message to the rest of the PL and also poses the question of who get the game time when everybody is fit and firing. Vincent Kompany has started the season in commanding (and goal scoring form) so Eliaquim Managala looks to be in the immediately firing line, although has done little wrong. And de Bruyne’s talents will add to the embarrassment of attacking midfield riches including Sterling, Navas, Nasri and David Silva. Thinking caps on managers… Aug 19 - 3:33 AM
Source: The Mirror

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Manchester City were ill-prepared defensively today as they conceded four first half goals, three within six minutes of each other, eventually losing to Stuttgart, 4-2.

The down season for Vincent Kompany last season may not be an aberration. He was noticeably shaky in an exchange with Joe Hart and was beaten rather badly on one of the Stuttgart goals. To be fair, they have covered many miles in a short time on their preseason tour, but again, taking last year into consideration, one has to temper expectations with the Sky Blue defense and hope Kompany can find his mojo again. On a positive note, the two City goals in the second half were each supplied by Raheem Sterling, who looks to have no worries in being a major force on his new club straight away.
Aug 1 - 2:00 PM

City captain Vincent Kompany is available again for Week 36 after missing time with a groin injury.

Honestly, Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala have been better as a pairing without Kompany than either has been with him. Despite that, Kompany is almost surely going to be restored to the starting line-up given his role as captain and the upside he still, theoretically, possesses. It will be a telling summer with regards to Kompany as City have to decide how likely it is that he can return to his exceptional best or whether he started his decline a little earlier than most players. With Demichelis aging, City will have to invest again at the back if they decide that Kompany is fading irreversibly.
May 8 - 1:15 PM

Vincent Kompany passed a late fitness to play at Old Trafford on Sunday but the Manchester City skipper only made it until half-time before Eliaquim Mangala was introduced.

Kompany was flagged as a potential doubt on Monday after the trip to Selhurst Park when the Belgian international was said to be struggling with muscle tightness. However after training fully with the group on Friday and Saturday Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the defender was 100 per cent. But as United were beginning to dominant Kompany was forced into a late lunge on Daley Blind which resulted in his booking while TV replays showed the defender grabbing his thigh as he stretched into the tackle. This setback is likely to mean a period out with Mangala expected to partner Martin Demichelis especially in the absence of Dedryck Boyata who is also absent through injury.
Apr 13 - 10:05 AM

Belgium got the six points it needed over the international break but Vincent Kompany's worrying drop in form continued as he saw red against Israel on Tuesday.

Vincent Kompany's fall from grace has been steep and it has come at an unexpected time in his career. Rapidly approaching his 29th birthday, Kompany should be at the height of his powers as a central defender with experience trending up as physical abilities start the process of waning. Instead, Kompany has experienced a significant decline in the quality of his play and it appears to be more than just a temporary dip. Papered over somewhat by City's title win last season, his failings have been more pronounced this season as City are struggling to maintain their spot in second. If you have Kompany is some form of unique ownership format then it's past time to see what you can get for him as his name is now bigger than his performance on the pitch.
Mar 31 - 4:46 PM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany was dropped to freshen up the side after their damaging loss at Liverpool, says manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Kompany was an unused substitute for the 2-0 victory over bottom club Leicester following a run of poor form which has lasted for much of the season. Pellegrini made five changes to his side after back-to-back defeats and said his captain "took it very well and without any problems. It was to refresh the team as it was for all those players." Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala were the defensive pairing that helped keep a clean sheet and Pellegrini refused to comment on whether Kompany would return for City's next game against Burnley.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 5 - 11:05 AM

Vincent Kompany wasn't at all impressive in his first start back after an injury layoff as City lost 2-0 to Arsenal at the Etihad.

With Mangala having failed to impress since arriving for a silly transfer fee, City supporters have been counting the hours until Vincent Kompany's return. That day came against Arsenal in Week 22 but the results weren't what anyone other than Arsene Wenger would have been hoping for. Kompany committed a silly foul on Nacho Monreal in the box for the penalty that led to Arsenal's first goal. He and the rest of the City defense were guilty of incredibly soft defense on Santi Cazorla's service into the center of the penalty area as well. Olivier Giroud and two other Arsenal attackers were closer to the lofted ball than any City defender. Giroud won the race and beat Joe Hart for the final 2-0 scoreline. The loss sees City fall 5 points behind Chelsea in the title race a mere two weeks after they were even.
Jan 18 - 1:05 PM

David Silva returned to the Manchester City squad for Wednesdays’ UEFA Champions League game in Rome for a 20 minute cameo but it was Samir Nasri who will steal the headlines following a stunning finish midway through the second half to help the Citizens to their first win on Italian soil in Europe.

By his own admission Nasri has taken a while to fully recover from groin surgery but in the past three games the Frenchman is hitting the high levels once again. With Yaya Toure suspended, Captain Vincent Kompany failing a late test – should return against Leicester City – and Edin Dzeko / Stevan Jovetic returning from injury City needed a big performance in the absence of their talismanic striker Sergio Aguero. A crucial Joe Hart save at nil nil, a tireless James Milner working the channel and another clean sheet – their second successive – for defensive duo Mangala and Martin Demichelis combined for a historic result which guaranteed progress into the next round - the draw will take place on Monday.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:37:00 PM

Vincent Kompany will the miss the trip to the Stadium of Light on Wednesday after failing to recover from the thigh injury he suffered during final minutes of the win at St Marys’ on Sunday.

Although concerned supporters looked on Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that the City captain was withdrawn as a precaution having felt pain in his hamstring – the Chilean coach advised that further examination would indicate whether Kompany was suffering from cramp or he had indeed torn the muscle. However during Tuesdays’ press-conference his absence in game week fourteen was confirmed with a doctor expected to diagnose the extent of his problem – and his likely absence – later that day. The defender has been by plagued by injury for the past 12 months – namely muscular – and this latest setback will come as huge blow given the number of important games coming up. Dedryck Boyata, Martin Demichelis or Bacary Sagna could deputise while Eliaquim Mangala is suspended and Nastasic [thigh] is ruled out.
Source: Daily Mirror
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:56:00 AM

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has confirmed that Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will be absent from training after the player suffered a calf injury in practise.

The City skipper was taken to hospital for a scan to determine the full extent of the issue but is almost certain to miss this week’s friendly international against Australia. The news of any potential problem will come as a huge blow to Manual Pellegrini given Vincent Kompany has been blighted by a variety of muscular injuries - hamstring, groin and thigh - in recent times. A grade one tear could mean up to three weeks out but with Eliaquim Mangala and Matija Nastasic approaching full fitness The Citizens have plenty of depth to help minimise the loss of their influential defender.
Source: The Herald
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 06:44:00 AM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is another defender with a great fixture in Week 3.

The most affordable Manchester City defender guaranteed to start (until new signing Eliaquim Mangala becomes a regular), Kompany has had a quiet beginning to the season from a fantasy stand-point, but Stoke at home could bring a clean sheet and the captain is a danger in the opponent's box when going up for set-pieces.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 04:31:00 AM

Vincent Kompany has extended his commitment to the Manchester City project by signing a new five year contract on improved terms.

Like David Silva earlier in the week, Vincent Kompany has pledged his remaining prime years to Manchester City. The 28-year-old will now be with City through his age 33 season. This assures that City will have one of the league's top center backs and captains for the foreseeable future. It seems likely that City will continue to sign their core players to extensions and given their depth it will be fascinating to see who is considered core to the project.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 08:54:00 PM

Despite the occasion of the Community Shield at Wembley Manchester City have chosen to rest a number of starters as thry recover from World Cup exertions.

Among the missing men for the defending league champions were Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Bacary Sagna, Fernandinho, David Silva and Sergio Aguero's. Matija Nastasic, Fernando, and Steven Jovetic were among the replacements who show the strength of City's squad.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:51:00 AM

It wasn't pretty but a late goal from Belgium gave them a 1-0 win over Russia and they have now guaranteed themselves a place in the Round of 16.

In a performance quite similar to Argentina's yesterday, substantial favorites Belgium seemed to sleepwalk through almost the entire match, only to nick a goal in the final minutes to win. It was Eden Hazard who orchestrated the goal, dribbling down to the Russian goal line and then picking out the youngster Divock Origi, who finished confidently and has quickly asserted himself a talent that needs to start. Romelu Lukaku had his 2nd straight poor showing but Kompany and the Belgian defense kept things tidy. We may see several changes in their final group match with their fate already sealed.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 02:06:00 PM

Vincent Kompany will return from suspension to bolster Manchester City's back-line in the Old Trafford showdown on Tuesday.

Kompany sat out City's 5-0 win over Fulham after his sending-off in the previous week's win at Hull but will return to partner Martin Demichelis tonight. Sergio Aguero and Matija Nastasic remain out due to injury, but aside from that Manuel Pellegrini has a full strength squad to choose from.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 11:39:00 AM