To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Man City Unveil Statues Of Vincent Kompany And David Silva At The Etihad Stadium

Nasir Jabbar

Published 

Man City Unveil Statues Of Vincent Kompany And David Silva At The Etihad Stadium

Manchester City have unveiled the permanent statues of club legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva outside the Etihad Stadium.

Kompany and Silva have been honorued for their incredible services to Man City with statues at the Etihad Stadium.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

The Belgium defender enjoyed a glittering 11-season spell with the Blues, winning a host of silverware including four Premier League titles.

As for the Spanish maestro, he spent ten seasons in England and played an instrumental part in Man City's domestic success.

And the duo have been immortalised outside their old stomping ground with permanent statues.

Man City shared images of the statues of Kompany and Silva on Saturday following the official reveal.

On the statue unveiling, Kompany said: "I didn't really expect to be recognised by such a great club in that way.

"My wife is from Manchester, my kids are born in Manchester, and they go back to a place where they can see something that represents what their Dad has achieved and that is something that I can't describe.

"The first time I saw the statue I couldn't believe how big it was, but then again, I'm a big boy, so fair enough! And then especially the pose, for me it means a lot."

Silva said: "Being at City changed my life. I'm proud of what we did together and I feel emotional that it has been recognised like this.

"When I first saw the statue, I felt good, I thought it was like me. This statue really represents the way I like to play, I love the pose the sculptor has chosen.

"It really reminds me of those times I was on the pitch playing and that moment when I had to find the striker."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football, David Silva, Vincent Kompany

Nasir Jabbar
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Fans are all saying the same thing about Gareth Southgate's 'criminal' decision for England's World Cup clash vs Senegal

25 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Kylian Mbappe breaks World Cup record with superb finish, to send France into the last eight

2 hours ago