Vincent Kompany was born in Brussels, Belgium, in 1986. He began his career playing for Anderlecht, and after a brief spell at Hamburg, he joined Manchester City in 2008. In 2011, he became club captain and continued in that role until he left the club at the end of the 2018-19 season, having won ten major trophies with them. Since making his debut for Belgium in 2004, he has won almost 90 caps for his country. He returned to Anderlecht for the 2019-20 season.