Vincent Kompany's 51-second farewell message to Burnley FC fans

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Vincent Kompany has referred to his time at Burnley as a “very important part of my life” in the swiftest of farewell message to fans.

In a video posed on the club’s socials today, alongside a caption reading “A short message from Vincent Kompany to the fans”, he took just 51 seconds to say his goodbyes, stating he had loved every moment at the club.

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"it starts with a message of thanks, of course. I was very lucky; I was surrounded by hard-working people, players who gave everything. And I felt privileged and honoured to be welcomed, and to be part of such a good environment – so for that, thank you. The best way to describe how I lived it is that I think I gave everything back. [The) best memory I had was beating Blackburn at home 3-0 and then going and beating them at their home and winning the league there – that was good. I loved every moment at the club – it’s been a very important part of my life.”

In a message on X (formerly Twitter), Kompany went on to say: “To everyone close to Burnley Football Club: I am filled with gratitude for having been a part of the Burnley FC family for 2 seasons. I am humbled by the role I was given in the rich history of this beautiful club and I am really proud of what we have achieved together, in good and bad days. To everyone at the club, from owners to players and staff: you have been amazing.

"And most importantly to all the fans and the entire Burnley community: I cannot thank you enough for always being there, through thick and thin. You are the solid rock this club is built on. Burnley will always be a massive part of my history. Forever in my heart, Vincent.”

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