How Vincent Kompany has Nedum Onuoha to thank for introducing him to his future wife

Belgian footballer Vincent Kompany and his wife Carla Higgs arrive for the charity gala dinner SOS Villages d'enfants (SOS Children's Villages) in Brussels on May 21, 2014.
(Image credit: LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images)

Burnley manager Vincent Kompany has Sergio Aguero to thank for winning a first Premier League title and Yaya Toure to thank for his first FA Cup.

But the Belgian stalwart has Nedum Onuoha to thank for meeting his wife. The former Manchester City academy product has been telling FourFourTwo how he became close with the former defender – and how without him, he'd never have even met Carla Higgs, a lifelong City fan whom he married in 2011.

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Leo Moynihan

Leo Moynihan has been a freelance football writer and author for over 20 years. As well as contributing to FourFourTwo for all of that time, his words have also appeared in The Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian, Esquire, FHM and the Radio Times. He has written a number of books on football, including ghost projects with the likes of David Beckham and Andrew Cole, while his last two books, The Three Kings and Thou Shall Not Pass have both been recognised by the Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year awards.