Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has graduated with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
The Belgian, who has won two Premier League titles, was awarded a merit grade and achieved a distinction with a score of 72 on his dissertation project after studying at Alliance Manchester Business School on their part-time Global MBA.
His dissertation looked at how professional football clubs in the Premier League can benefit from home game advantage and achieve game-changing levels of improvement.
“I’ve always felt education is very important and this was instilled into me by my late mother from an early age,” Kompany said. “It felt like a fitting tribute to my mother to pursue my academic career by studying an MBA.
“When you’re playing football at the top levels, even managing your personal finances starts to become like running a business. It was important to me that I understood what my accountant was talking about and that I could confidently assess a business plan to take ownership of this area of my life.”