Tonight was to mark potentially the last ever time that Vincent Kompany will walk out on the Etihad pitch in a City shirt.
Vincent Kompany says he will not play in his testimonial on Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.
It’s all in aid of his testimonial match between Manchester City Legends and the Premier League All-Stars XI. Kompany made 265 appearances for City winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four League cups between 2008-2019. Eleven trophy-laden years at the Citizens means the City legend is due a testimonial for his service to the Manchester club.
Manchester City Legends
Joe Hart – Former goalkeeper for City.
Costel Pantilimon – Played as substitute goalkeeper in the City team with Kompany from 2012-2014 only making seven appearances.
Joleon Lescott – The defender played alongside Kompany from 2009-2014 winning two Premier League titles an FA Cup and a League Cup.
Micah Richards – Played in the City team with the Belgian for seven years until he lost his place to Pablo Zabaleta.
Kolo Toure – Toure was in the City team with Kompany for four years in which he won the Premier League alongside the Belgian.
Pablo Zabaleta – Zabaleta made 230 appearances in his nine years at the club winning two Premier Leagues before moving to West Ham in 2017.
Richard Dunne – The Irishman played alongside Kompany for only a year after being with the Citizens for nine years.
Gael Clichy – Clichy joined City two years after Kompany, playing alongside the skipper for six years.
Nigel De Jong – De Jong played at City for three years with Kompany, making 104 appearances for the club.
Samir Nasri – Played at City for six years whilst Kompany was there. He is currently at Anderlecht with the Belgian.
Shaun Wright Phillips – Wright Phillips had two stints at Manchester City. The second was between 2008-2011 where he made 82 appearances with the former City captain.
Stephen Ireland – Ireland played at Manchester City for five years with the last two playing with Kompany. He made 138 appearances for the club.
David Silva – Silva currently plays for Manchester City and has been there since 2010. He played with Kompany for nine years.
Dietmar Hamann – Hamann played for City between 2006-2009 overlapping with the Belgian by a year.
James Milner – Milner played at City for five years alongside Kompany making 147 appearances.
Craig Bellamy – Bellamy played for the Manchester club for three years, all of which he played with Kompany who was captain at the time. Bellamy is also a coach at Anderlecht where Kompany plays.
Sergio Aguero – Aguero currently plays for Manchester City and has been there for eight years. He is their all time record goalscorer with 170 goals in 243 games and played alongside Kompany for eight years until the skipper left in the summer.
Mario Balotelli – Balotelli was at City for three years in the team with Kompany. The controversial striker bagged a lot of headlines – some for the wrong reasons.
Benjani – The striker joined City in 2008 playing for two years with the former City captain.
Manager: Pep Guardiola – Guardiola was Kompany’s manager at City for three seasons winning two Premier league titles with the Belgian as captain.
Premier League All-Stars
Edwin Van der Sar – The Manchester United goalkeeper played in a few derbies against Kompany with an intense rivalry throughout.
Shay Given – Given played at City with Kompany for three years before moving to Aston Villa in 2011.
Phil Neville – Neville played for Everton against Kompany for five years. He was also part of the Class of 92 which was for the bitter rivals of Manchester City.
Gary Neville – Neville played for Kompany’s rival Manchester United for 19 years. He played in the Manchester derby against the Belgian for three years.
John O’ Shea – The Irishman played for Manchester United and Sunderland playing against Kompany each season for about nine years.
Wes Brown – Brown played for Manchester United and Sunderland over a period of twenty years and had many battles with Vincent Kompany.
Paul Scholes – Paul Scholes had two stints at Manchester United. After retiring in 2011 he was brought back by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012 and made 499 appearances overall for United. He was also a part of the Class of 92 and played many derbies against Kompany.
Nicky Butt – Butt was a part of United’s class of 92 and played against Kompany a few times for Newcastle.
Michael Carrick – The Englishman played for Manchester United for 12 years and had many battles with Vincent Komapny in Manchester derbies.
Ryan Giggs – Part of the Class of 92 and arguably the best Manchester United player ever, Giggs was at the club at senior level for 24 years making 672 appearances. He was a regular in the derby games and had many run ins with Komany.
Rafael Van der Vaart – The Dutch midfielder played with Kompany at Hamburg for two years before moving to Real Madrid. He also came up against his former teammate when he moved to Spurs and Kompany was at Man City.
Cesc Fabregas – Fabregas came up against Kompany a good few times whilst he was at Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.
Robin Van Persie – The Dutch striker found himself in a lot of battles with the Belgian when playing for Arsenal and Manchester United. Arguably one of the best Premier League strikers and helped Manchester United win his first ever league title by scoring 26 goals.
Thierry Henry – Henry was Kompany’s coach in the Belgium National team. He joined as an assistant coach in 2016.
Manager: Roberto Martinez – Martinez is Belgium manager whilst Kompany was in the team. He joined in 2016 and is still there so he will know the former City skipper very well.