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Football: Vincent Kompany latest star to extend Manchester City stay

Published on Aug 14, 2014 12:44 AM
Vincent Kompany controlling a ball during a training session ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Stockholm in May. Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with English Premier League champions Manchester City, it was announced on Wednesday. -- PHOTO:  REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the English Premier League champions, the club announced Wednesday.

"This team is stronger now than it's ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together," the Belgium central defender said in a City statement.

"Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One (League) Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead," Kompany added.

"There are so many new landmarks and records to chase and I hope signing this new contract is taken as a statement of intent that I want to keep fighting for trophies for this special club."

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