Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has confirmed that he has played his last game for the club.
Kompany lifted the FA Cup on Saturday, completing what’s been a remarkable season for Pep Guardiola’s men, getting their hands on all three domestic trophies.
But this will be the last trophy the Belgian wins for City, with the defender revealing that his 11-year spell in east Manchester has come to an end.
In a statement he said: “As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club. I remember the first day, as clear as I see the last. I remember the boundless kindness I received from the people of Manchester.
“I will never forget how all Man City supporters remained loyal to me in good times and especially bad times. Against the odds you have always backed me and inspired me to never give up.
“Sheikh Mansour changed my life and that of all the City fans around the world, for that I am forever grateful. A blue nation has arisen and challenged the established order of things, I find that awesome.
“I cherish the counsel and leadership of a good human being, Khaldoon Al Mubarak. Man City could not be in better hands.”
In total, Kompany played 360 times for the Citizens, having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields.