Man City unveiled statues of club legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva ahead of the Arsenal game on the weekend in the Premier League. Kompany was part of the club for 11 seasons including eight of them as captain. He was the captain of the Premier League-winning team in 2011-12. The title was the first Premier League win in 44 years. He went on to win three more titles in 2013-14, 2017-18, and 2018-19 with David Silva. the duo also won the FA Cup on two occasions along with the EFL Cup four times. Silva added the 2019/20 FA Cup to his list of accolades with the club.
The statues have been sculpted by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott. It has been made from thousands of pieces of galvanized steel and will be illuminated in blue-tinted lighting at night.
“I didn’t really expect to be recognized by such a great club in that way,” former Man City captain Vincent Kompany said. “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.”
“Being at City changed my life. I’m proud of what we did together and I feel emotional that it has been recognized like this,” Manchester City legend David Silva said. “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.”