Kompany announced the news to fans via a video message posted on his YouTube channel earlier today.
"I’m honoured to be joining the Warrior team – I actually see our relationship as more of a partnership because it's about a lot more than just their brilliant product,” he said. “For me, being a warrior is a mindset. Beyond your physical ability, it’s about what you have in your heart, in your head and in your mind. I’m happy to endorse those values.”
Ben Haworth, global sports marketing manager for Warrior Football, says Kompany personifies the Warrior brand.
“Vincent is built with a kind of sporting DNA that makes him the ultimate warrior and perfect signing for us,” he said. “He is the complete footballer, equipped with incredible skill as a player along with the power to inspire as a captain. He has already begun etching a legendary mark on the modern game and is galvanizing Belgium as an international football force to be reckoned with. Aligning with an athlete of this calibre is a remarkable feat.”
Kompany has developed into one of the biggest names in world football since starting his career, aged 17, with Belgian side Anderlecht. Following a two-year spell with Hamburg SV in the German Bundesliga, he joined Manchester City in 2008, making his Premier League debut with a 3-0 win against West Ham United. Fast approaching his 200th appearance, 26-year-old Kompany is looking to build on the side’s 2012 success by spearheading another Premier League title-winning campaign.
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior is recognised as one of the sport industry’s leading manufacturers of innovative, high performance equipment, footwear and apparel for football, lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1992 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, the Warrior brand has been changing the face of sport since its inception, creating performance technology that redefines how the game is played on the pitch and, most importantly, how the game is viewed off it. Warrior was acquired by privately-held New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. in February 2004. The 2007 acquisition of Boston-based Brine Sporting Goods further established Warrior as the dominant force in the lacrosse world.
A central hub for Warrior Football has been set up in North West England.
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