The defender has decided to call time on his 11-year association with Manchester City having won four Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four League Cups and two Community Shields.
Commenting on his decision, Kompany said: "As overwhelming as it is, the time has come for me to go. And what a season to bow out. I feel nothing but gratefulness. I am grateful to all those who supported me on a special journey, at a very special club. I remember the first day, as clear as I see the last. I remember the boundless kindness I received from the people of Manchester..."
Kompany will continue his career as player/manager of his first professional club Anderlecht..