In an incredible gesture, Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has pledged to give all of the profits from his testimonial to help tackle the homeless crisis in Manchester.
Kompany moved to the Etihad Stadium 10 years ago and has quickly become one of the most iconic figures in the club’s history, captaining the side to three Premier League titles and has been one of the best defenders in the world during that time.
The 32-year-old has engaged in plenty of charitable acts in the past, being a FIFA ambassador for charity SOS Children. In his work with them, Kompany has committed to and invested in a host of projects with the intention of providing both an education and safe living conditions for children living in poverty.
In 2013, he also bought Belgian football club FC Bleid for what he described as a "social commitment towards the youngsters of Brussels". Kompany did so in order to offer disadvantaged children the opportunity to stay on the straight and narrow through the avenue of sport.
Now, the Manchester City captain has teamed up with Manchester mayor Andy Burnham to set up ‘Tackle4MCR’, which has been formed with the intentions of ensuring all rough sleepers in the city have a bed.
Burnham has previously targeted 2020 as the year in which homelessness is no longer a crisis in the city and will also be heavily involved.