Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has a lot to be happy about as his father, Pierre, recently became the first black mayor in Belgium.
71-year-old Kompany came out on top with his local party ProGanshoren, one of the nineteen municipalities in Brussels, the capital of Belgium.
According to The Sun, his party got nine seats in the municipal council, with Pierre Kompany receiving 1,327 votes.
After his shock victory, his famous footballer son and his brother, also a footballer, took to his Instagram page to congratulate their father.
Kompany, and his brother in a video excitedly gushed about their dad saying it’s historic because it’s never happened before.
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History! We are so proud of you dad. Came over from the DR Congo, as a refugee, in 1975. Now gained the trust of your local community becoming the first ever black elected mayor in Belgium! It was long over due but it’s progress. Massive congrats! #Belgium #Brussels #Ganshoren ✊🏾
“History! We are so proud of you dad.
“He’s the first black mayor in Belgium – it’s never happened before, it’s historic…. congratulations to my dad!”
“It was long overdue but it’s progress. Massive congrats,” Vincent added.
Mr Kompany arrived in Belgium in 1975 as a refugee from what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He became active in politics in 2006 as a councillor and took a seat in the Brussels regional parliament in 2014.
Vincent Kompany is both the captain of English Premier League club Manchester City and a constant fixture on the Belgium national team.