Vincent Kompany said he had "given everything" to Manchester City as he bade an emotional farewell to the club in front of 100,000 fans.
The long-serving captain announced on Sunday he was leaving City after 11 successful years to take up the role of player-manager at Anderlecht.
Consequently the 33-year-old was the star of the show as City celebrated this season's historic treble with an open-top bus parade through Manchester city centre on Monday.
Speaking as the parade culminated with a stage show outside Manchester Cathedral, the Belgian said: "I've given everything I could for this club. I can't tell you how proud of that I am. I have nothing left. I have given everything."
Kompany's future had been the subject of speculation for some time but he realised the time was right to leave when he scored a spectacular winner against Leicester earlier this month.
Kompany's long-range strike, in their penultimate game of the season, took City within one game of retaining their Premier League title.
He said: "The moment that ball against Leicester went 'top bins' I knew I was done! I couldn't do anything better. It felt right."