Vincent Kompany has announced he’s leaving Manchester City after treble win

Vincent Kompany poses with the FA Cup.

Vincent Kompany has announced he will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.

The Belgian departs as a club legend after 11 years at the Etihad Stadium.

As captain, Kompany has won four Premier League titles and countless other trophies.

He’s established himself as one of the greatest centre-backs in Premier League history.

Not bad for a player initially used in defensive midfield when Mark Hughes brought him to the club in 2008.

But after lifting the FA Cup on Saturday, Kompany has announced on Facebook that he's moving on.

"Countless of times have I imagined this day, after all, the end has felt nearby for so many years," he wrote. "It still doesn’t feel real.

"Man City has given me everything. I’ve tried to give back as much as I possibly could.

Vincent Kompany at the FA Cup final.

"How often does someone get the chance to end such an important chapter, representing a club with such great history and tradition, in such a great fashion?

“The time has come for me to go now. As overwhelming as it is, I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club.”

The FA Cup victory against Watford completed a historic Domestic Treble for City - the first of its kind in England.

While Kompany himself may not have swayed the result at Wembley, his importance in securing the league for City was clear.

The 33-year-old's Wonder goal against Leicester City picked up an invaluable three points that essentially confirmed the title.

It was undoubtedly the greatest goal of Kompany's career and, in the end, decisive in the title race.

Not a bad way to go out.

Part two of Kompany's statement to follow.

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