Center back who became captain for both Manchester City and the Belgium national team in 2011. He was named the Premier League Player of the Season in 2012.
He led Manchester City to a Premiere League title run in 2011-12, the club's first title in 44 years.
He was headbutted by Queens Park Rangers midfielder Joey Barton during a 2012 match.
He won the Belgian Golden Shoe and Ebony Shoe while playing at Anderlecht.
His father Pierre became his agent.