Plenty of Manchester City fans have named Vincent Kompany as the greatest captain in the club’s history in reaction to an article in The Athletic from Sam Lee.
The journalist, who later tweeted a link to the piece via @SamLee, pondered the question on the one-year anniversary of a memorable contribution from the Belgian defender, namely his long-range thunderbolt against Leicester in last season’s tightly-fought and ultimately successful Premier League title race.
It’s one year since Kompany’s iconic goal against Leicester, so I went to the Belgian third division club to find the ball boy that first said “no Vinny don’t shoot!” way back in 1997. I didn’t really – is Kompany City’s best ever captain? https://t.co/F6b0feQ3R3
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) May 6, 2020
In The Athletic, Lee shortlisted Kompany alongside other illustrious Manchester City captains such as Tony Book, Paul Power and Mike Doyle, but the verdict among numerous fans of the club on social media was that the Belgian topped them all.
The 34-year-old won 12 trophies in 11 years at the Etihad Stadium, including four Premier League titles as the club’s skipper, and signed off his time at the club by leading them to FA Cup final glory against Watford a year ago. Alan Shearer, Franny Lee and Yaya Toure were among those who paid tribute to his greatness when he announced his departure from the club in 2019 (as per mancity.com).
Is Vincent Kompany the greatest captain in Manchester City's history?
These Manchester City fans on Twitter emphatically named Kompany as the club’s greatest captain:
Shouldn’t even be a debate Sam mate. The man’s incredible
— DonGabriel19 (@Gabriel19Don) May 6, 2020
yes he is, shouldnt even be a debate fr
— Ronaldo is finished (@perovpuse) May 6, 2020
Without doubt Vincent Kompany
— Sir Alan Howarth (@siralanhowarth1) May 6, 2020
come on that’s not even a debate.
— ¹⁰ 🐝 (@AgueroBall) May 6, 2020
Yes!! Vinnie is City’s best ever captain 🙌
— IamFrancisFizzo™ (@francisfizzo) May 6, 2020
Undoubtedly. Hope his greatness is honoured with a statue one day 🙏🏽💙
— Jacob Senwamadi (@jay_senwamadi) May 6, 2020
The man who led us to greatness after being signed as just another midtable midfielder. God love VK
— oli (@olicoulson_) May 6, 2020
Man City fans, do you think Kompany is the best captain in the club’s history? If not, who would you advocate for the honour? Let us know your views in the comments section below!
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