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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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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

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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

Vincent Kompany salvaged a late goal as Manchester City lost 4-1 on aggregate to Barcelona in their first-ever appearance in the Champions League knock-out stages.

It was always going to be difficult for City to come back from two away goals down to Barcelona at the Camp Nou. With City down 2-0 heading into today's match they had to take the game to Barcelona which opened up opportunities for Lionel Messi and company all evening. Through luck and skill they managed to keep Barca out until the 67th minute but Messi effectively ended the tie with a goal. In the late going Pablo Zabaleta was shown a red card, Vincent Kompany scored a consolation goal and Dani Alves scored for the final 4-1 aggregate margin.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Manchester City took a two goal advantage in the first half, one courtesy of Vincent Kompany but allowed Fulham to bring the game level in the second half, with an own goal from Kompany included, only to tally two more late in a 2-4 roller coaster victory.

Quite the Jekyll and Hyde performance from City, but eventually their class reigned supreme despite their defensive struggles away from home. Kompany's O.G. was absolutely bizarre, playing with blood trickling from a cut above his right eye, he attempted to clear a cross inside the box and sent a backwards trick shot that would have been in the running for goal of the season had it been intended for the right net. Seven players contributed a goal or assist for the Sky Blues, as they present plenty of options to fantasy managers during the festive period. Yaya Toure, scoring his 9th of the season seems the safest bet to avoid rotation during this stretch.
Sat, Dec 21, 2013 12:07:00 PM