Being the father of popular sons, Vincent and Francois Kompany, Vincent the captain of English Premier League club Manchester City, while Francois, plays for Belgian side KSV Roeselare; Pierre Kompany has proven that the streak of success in the family is not limited to the sons as he has been elected as Belgium’s first black mayor.
Pierre Kompany topped the poll for the municipality of Ganshoren in Brussels, thereby clinching the title of mayor.
BBC reports that 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.
Both brothers were quick to congratulate their father in an Instagram post where they expressed their joy at the great news.
“History! We are so proud of you dad,” he wrote.