Manchester City will honour Vincent Kompany by building a statue outside the Etihad Stadium

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Vincent Kompany was honoured with his Manchester City testimonial on Wednesday night. 

The Belgian defender spent 11 years at the Etihad, making 360 appearances before returning to boyhood club Anderlecht a few months ago.

During his time in Manchester, Kompany was an integral part of a club that went from finishing mid-table in the Premier League to arguably the best in the world.

He also won 10 major honours including four titles, two FA Cup and four League Cups. Not bad at all. 

And according to The Sun, it's not just through a testimonial that Kompany will be remembered.

The paper reports that City are planning to build a statue of their former captain outside the Etihad.  

Speaking about the tribute, chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "Vincent is a special figure in the history of Manchester City football club.

"He is not only an inspirational and resolute leader on the pitch but an impeccable and articulate ambassador off it. 

Manchester City Legends v Premier League All-Stars XI - Vincent Kompany's Testimonial Match

"His contribution will be remembered for generations to come, by supporters of our club and the wider football community who rightly recognise Vincent as one of the iconic Premier League figures of his generation."

In another statement of appreciation, the club have also made a number of tributes to Kompany at their training complex. 

One of the roads at the City Football Academy has been renamed 'Vincent Kompany Crescent' and a giant mosaic of the Belgian defender stands tall next to one of the training pitches. 

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All these tributes are certainly fitting to a man who gave so much to his club during a very important time in their history. 

Sadly though, injury meant Kompany himself was unable to play in his testimonial on Wednesday night. 

Despite that, it was still a great occasion and the game between the Man City Legends and the Premier League All-Stars ended 2-2. 

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