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Vincent Kompany | Defensemen | #4

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 187

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Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Southampton at the St. Mary's Stadium on Saturday.
Kompany, on just his fifth appearance of the season, sent Pep Guardiola's side on their way to victory at the St. Mary's in the 56th minute, rising to power a header past Fraser Forster. The goal was Kompany's first in the Premier League since August 2015, and proved to be the spark needed to jump start the City attack after a quiet first-half. Leroy Sane was next to strike finishing off a clinical counter attack from inside the box before Sergio Aguero completed the scoring with a close-range header in the 80th minute. The victory moves City into third ahead of Liverpool, who play West Brom on Sunday, and seven points clear of fifth-place Everton and sixth-place Manchester United. Apr 15 - 3:21 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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The Manchester City back-line is starting to return to a semblance of normalcy with Vincent Kompany leading the defense.

The Manchester City captain has missed much of the past two seasons with various injuries, but Kompany has recently worked his way back into the club's plans. Kompany started and played a full 90 minutes in the loss to Chelsea on Wednesday, and despite taking a knock, has recovered fully for the weekend match against Southampton. Said Guardiola: "After the game against Chelsea he had a little problem in his legs, and we didn’t want to take the risk, but of course the good news is he was able to play 90 minutes in a tough game at Stamford Bridge at a high level."
Apr 15 - 12:43 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he will evaluate the status of Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph on a match-to-match basis.

The two injury-prone veterans played the full 90 minutes against Chelsea in a 2-1 loss on Wednesday night, but Guardiola said they will have a fitness test before the weekend match against Hull City to make sure they aren't overworked, given their injury history: "Both of them played good. Fabian was excellent and maybe deserves more minutes than he had. Vincent the problem was he was injured all the time and, of course, he was ready for the last two, three weeks. We have to evaluate it now with them, the physios. Of course, it’s been a long time [since they played], especially Vincent."
Apr 7 - 4:53 PM

The beleaguered Manchester City defense will surely welcome the return of Vincent Kompany and Aleksandar Kolarov this weekend.

Kolarov has missed the last two weeks due to injury while Kompany has been out nearly the same time after suffering a leg injury in training. But manager Pep Guardiola confirmed both are fit for Sunday's match against Sunderland. Once again, Kompany will have to start from scratch to build up match fitness and break back into the starting lineup, but Guardiola is positive the captain has come through the last of his injury troubles: "I think it must not be easy for Vincent. I understand completely because what happened in the training session was nothing, it was not serious like before. It is the last process. Yesterday he trained with us, so he is ready to come back."
Mar 4 - 3:57 PM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany is still on the mend.

The Manchester City captain has missed the last week-and-a-half after suffering a leg injury in training before the club's first FA Cup match against Huddersfield Town. Kompany was expected to return for Wednesday night's replay, a 5-1 win at the Etihad, but Guardiola said the Belgian international still needs some time to recover even though the knock is not considered too serious: "He is much better but not right. Soon - he is in the last part [of his recovery]."
Mar 1 - 5:25 PM

Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany will play no part in the club's round of 16 match on Tuesday.

It seems the unlucky captain has picked up another leg injury, which kept him out of the club's scoreless draw against Huddersfield in the FA Cup this weekend, and now will miss the Sky Blues' Champions League first leg match against Monaco on Tuesday. However, manager Pep Guardiola said he expects Gael Clichy to return to face one of Europe's top-scoring clubs: "Vincent is not ready for tomorrow. I think it won't be longer. Hopefully, for the Huddersfield game he will be ready. More or less the rest are okay. We will see after the session tomorrow. Gael had a problem in his back. He is much, much better. Maybe he will be back tomorrow. Tomorrow we will also decide which goalkeeper will play."
Source: Sky Sports
Feb 20 - 3:55 PM

Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of the FA Cup clash with Huddersfield according to Manchester City correspondent for Goal, Sam Lee.

The City captain was expected to start in the fifth-round tie but Lee confirmed via Twitter that Kompany was absent from training on Friday: ‘Kompany didn't train yesterday and won't play today. Unsure of exact extent of injury but told it's not major’. The Belgium stalwart has endured a torrid few years because of injury and his days at the club look to be numbered as his body fails to cope with the physical demands of playing at the highest level. Kompany has been restricted to just 565 Premier League minutes since the beginning of 2016. During which time, the 30-year-old reported six separate muscular injuries, one of which resulted in surgery keeping him out of Euro 2016. A knee ligament injury meant the centre-back was out for almost two months in November, 2016 and with time running out to prove his fitness, Guardiola must be tempted to dip into the transfer market to bolster the Blues defence.
Feb 18 - 9:06 AM

Manchester City fans will hope this is the end of Vincent Kompany's injury nightmares after recovering from a knee problem.

The Manchester City captain has endured a difficult year-and-a-half, missing more than a year with various knee, hamstring and calf injuries. But manager Pep Guardiola confirmed Kompany is fit and in contention to face Everton on Sunday after missing the last six weeks. However, it looks unlikely Kompany will break back into the starting lineup anytime soon. Said Guardiola: "It's the second or third time we are talking about that (Kompany's recovery). Hopefully he can stay for long and after I will see his level. We cannot deny how good he is at his top level. But everyone needs time when they have been injured for a long time. He has strong mentality and he knows what he has to do."
Jan 13 - 9:41 AM

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will have yet another injury setback to overcome after being ruled out for weeks with a knee injury.

Kompany was taken off after just 37 minutes in a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace this weekend with a head injury following a collision with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. But manager Pep Guardiola confirmed yesterday that the Belgian also suffered a minor ligament injury to his knee and will need time to recover: "He has a problem with his knee. He could be out for weeks. He’s sad and I’m sad. It’s a long time he doesn’t play...The doctor told me a few weeks [that Kompany will be out]. We'll see. A serious ligament would be six months, six months is going to happen, so it will be shorter. It’s weeks, I don’t know, three or four."
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 05:29:00 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that he won't take any chances with Vincent Kompany's head injury.

Watching the Manchester City captain leave the pitch in the middle of a match has become all too familiar over the past two seasons, and now Kompany has another issue to deal with as reports say he suffered a concussion in Saturday's match with Crystal Palace. Said Guardiola: "He had a problem with his head. (He got) a kick. Now we're going to control him. You have to be careful with head injuries. Hopefully it won't be anything serious." The defender left after just 37 minutes after trying to play on following a collision with goalkeeper Claudio Bravo. The club will decide Tuesday whether he will be able to travel to Borussia Monchengladbach for Tuesday's Champions League fixture.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 04:53:00 AM

Vincent Kompany can't catch a break and his City career hangs in the balance after he was replaced after just 37 minutes of his second Premier League start of the season.

Kompany was clattered by Claudio Bravo as the City skipper chased a long Jason Puncheon ball over the top. Following lengthy treatment, Kompany was cleared to continue but indicated to the bench within minutes that there was a problem with his vision and he was replaced by Pablo Zabaleta. This latest setback will almost certainly keep Kompany out of Wednesday’s Champions League game in Germany, and if further tests confirm he has suffered concussion, then his availability in the early kick off at Burnley next weekend is doubtful. Pep Guardiola will look to hand John Stones a recall after the England international was rested at Selhurst Park today.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 11:42:00 AM

Belgium national team coach Roberto Martinez confirmed that Vincent Kompany was pulled from the starting lineup as a precaution yesterday.

The Belgian side lined up against the Netherlands in an international friendly ahead of its World Cup qualifier this weekend, but Kompany was withdrawn before gametime after feeling discomfort during the warmup, which lead to concerns that the Manchester City captain had suffered another injury. However, Martinez said there was no injury suffered and Kompany will be assessed this week: "There is no injury to Vincent Kompany. We did not want to take any risks with him and Kompany did not feel well after the warm-up. I want every player to be 100 per cent. I would be surprised if he can play Sunday, but it is still too early to say.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed that defender Vincent Kompany has not suffered a massive injury setback.

The Manchester City captain sustained a groin injury in the late stages of the club's win against Swansea City, minutes after he asked to stay on instead of being subbed off. But the club expects Kompany to return for the next Champions League match with Barcelona after the international break. "They are injured, unfortunately they are not here but we are going to do our best to recover them as soon as possible," manager Pep Guardiola said. "It's not a big, big injury, so I think in a short time -- two, three, three-and-a-half weeks -- both will be ready to be with us."
Source: ESPN
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 06:30:00 PM

It was never meant to be like this. The return of Vincent Kompany was heralded as a new dawn for the player but instead his night ended in an all too familiar sight.

With minutes remaining, Kompany headed straight down the tunnel, leaving City to see out the game with ten men. Mystery shrouded his decision to walk off although Guardiola says he did notice the Belgian was struggling slightly: "The doctors are speaking with him and seeing what's up, hopefully it will not be a big, big problem but we are going to wait for the results from the doctors." Speaking after the game, teammate Gael Clichy appeared cautiously optimistic when asked about the City skipper: "I think when you've been out for a long time you have to be careful on your comeback," he told reporters. "Most of the time you don't play more than an hour so probably he was just a bit tired. I don't think it's something big."
Source: The Mirror
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 04:51:00 AM

Manchester City's long-time captain Vincent Kompany has not recovered from injury in time for Saturday's Manchester derby.

The Belgian international returned to training before the international break and is closing on a full return. But manager Pep Guardiola said the club is waiting on critical blood tests to ensure he has fully recovered from a groin injury suffered in the Champions League semifinals last season. Said the manager: "Kompany is training but we are waiting for the blood test to be sure. He’s fit but we don’t want to take too much risk because of what happened last season. We will be sure when he comes back he is 100%."
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:54:00 PM