At the age of 32, Kompany is on the brink of celebrating 10 years at the Sky Blues, and a match in his honour against his previous club Hamburg has been scheduled for some time next August.
Having won three Premier League titles, three League Cups and one FA Cup during his time at the Etihad, Kompany will go down in history as one of the Sky Blues’ most successful-ever captains, and has more than earned a glamour tie to celebrate his decade at the club.
But the Belgium skipper has been too busy thinking about others to worry about himself, and has pledged the money raised will go towards launching ‘Tackle4MCR’, a project aimed at sparking social change in the region.
Speaking via the Manchester Evening News, Komany explained: “I’ve received so much from Manchester.
“Over the past decade I’ve been lucky to have witnessed and played a part in Manchester City’s rise as a club and a brand. This has also run parallel alongside the rise of a whole region.
“However, with this spectacular rise, comes a very visible downside: more and more people are left out of and have no access to the benefits of the rapid development, often leaving them no choice but to end up on the streets.”
The project as the ambitious aim of putting an end to homelessness in the city by 2020.
What a brilliant gesture, eh?
What do you think of the idea?