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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Vincent Kompany

2 Apr 2022

Watch the four-time title-winner's highlights as we profile the 25 players who were up for the vote

We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.

Vincent Kompany

Signed from Hamburg in 2008, Kompany was at the heart of Manchester City's journey from mid-table to the top in 11 years at the Etihad Stadium. 

The Belgian made the centre-back spot his own, combining pace, power and composure. As captain, he lifted the Premier League Trophy four times. 

The first of those title wins came in 2011/12, with Kompany named Player of the Season. He kept 15 clean sheets in 31 matches and scored a crucial winner against title rivals Manchester United in late April. 

He continued his habit of contributing pivotal goals, netting in the final-day title-winning victory over West Ham United in 2013/14, and scoring a wonder goal against Leicester City in their penultimate match of 2018/19, setting them up to edge ahead of Liverpool and take the crown.

Such was Kompany's influence, the club erected a statue of him in August 2021.

Career in numbers
Category Vincent Kompany
Appearances 265
Goals 18
Assists 8
Clean sheets 94
PL titles 4
What they said

"When one guy is with the same club for 10 years it's because he is something special. Vincent helped this club achieve so much before I came and when I arrived here, we tried to do it together along with all the other people to try and maintain that position and create new history. His spirit has been incredible" - Pep Guardiola

"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." - Phil Foden

"The best defender I've played against in my career would be Vincent Kompany. I think he's just a beast of a human; he's fast, strong and a great leader." - Troy Deeney

Did you know?

Of his 18 Premier League goals, Kompany's final strike, a match-winner against Leicester in his penultimate league match was his first from outside the box. It was also his 37th and final shot from outside the area in the competition.

Between 2008/09 and 2018/19, Kompany's first and final seasons in English football, Man City won 10 domestic trophies, more than any other English club (four Premier League titles, four League Cups and two FA Cups).

Kompany won the most aerial duels (481) and the made the most interceptions (521) of any City player in the Premier League, while only Pablo Zabaleta (792) made more tackles (549).

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