Man City

Nickname : City
Established : 1887
Ground : Etihad Stadium
Manager : Pep Guardiola
League : Premier League
Man City History

Author : Adam Admin | Created : 2021-10-13 07:43:00

Team Profile Manchester City Football Club

The team with the many nicknames, Man City F.C. responds to a variety of names such as City, Cityzens, The Sky Blues, The Citizens. While most nicknames are loosely adapted from the club's name, Sky Blues refers to the colour of the home jersey.

Manchester City maintains a close relationship with its fans, even going as far as to consult them for the design of the most recent club badge, which was released in 2015.

Despite its long historic rivalry with Manchester United, Man City club finds a loyal fan base among Manchester postcode areas. Nowadays, the rivalry between football teams has driven Man City away from Manchester United. A new rivalry has developed against Liverpool F.C. under the management of Pep Guardiola for Man City F.C. and Jürgen Klopp for Liverpool, where both teams played against each other for the Premier League title in 2018-2019.

Named the 5th-highest revenue for a football club in 2018-2019 and the 5yth most valuable club in the world at $2.69 billion in 2019, according to Forbes, Manchester City has carved for itself a place in the hall of fame for football history.

History of Man City

The formation of Man City football club happened over a few years. In 1880, the club was first founded under the name St Mark's (West Gorton). In 1887, it was baptised Ardwick Association Football Club, before finally becoming Manchester City in 1894. Man City adopted the iconic sky blue home shirts in 1894 and has used the same colour since.

Man City F.C. rapidly established themselves as a winning club, winning their first FA Cup in 1904, making Man City the first football club in Manchester to win a major football honour. Financial issues and environmental disasters affected the club during the 1920s. However, Man City recovered by breaking the record of the highest home attendance of any club in English football history in 1934. The record was held until 2016. Between the 1930s and 1970s, Man City reached many meaningful finals (FA CUP, European competition, etc.) and claimed many trophies. While the team was relegated to Second Division on two occasions, the relegation did not stop their climb to success.

However, the 1980s and 1990s saw the club decline and fall to a third-tier league, becoming the second ever European trophy winners to be relegated to their country's Third Division. With the turn of the Millenium, Man City F.C. earned their promotion back to the top division and qualified for the first time in 25 years for European competition under manager Kevin Keegan. Unfortunately, by 2008 financial issues affected the club position. Only when the Abu Dhabi United Group purchased Man City could the club benefit from much-needed investment in players and training to return the honours.

Finally, the appointment of former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola in 2016 placed Man City back on the map as a record-breaking football club. Under his management, Man City reached the European Cup final for the first time in 2021, a noteworthy accomplishment despite their defeat against Chelsea.

Owners of Man City

Man City Football Club has had a tumultuous ownership history, often changing hands and financial situation since its formation. In 1894, shares were owned by different individuals within the club, each owning one share. However, by the 1970s minority and majority shareholders were competing for ownership and power, affecting the running of the clubs, player-related decisions, and supporters' feelings. Minority shareholder, Peter Swales positioned himself as a unifying chairman figure at the start of 1973-1974. Unfortunately, after 20 years of little success, he was ousted and former Man City player, Francis Lee, gained control by purchasing £3 million shares. Yet, Lee's "happiest club in the land" claim was short-lived. He stepped down, and the club secured investment through broadcasting company BSkyB and JD Sports founders. JD Sports' John Wardle became a major shareholder, influencing players' transfers.

In 2007, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra acquired a 75% share. However, Shinawatra's troubles with the Thai authorities affected the club, leading to the transfer of ownership to the Abu Dhabi United Group in the name of Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Together with owners from the United States and China, the current owner, Abu Dhabi United Group, formed the City Football Club, a British-based holding company owning Man City F. C.

Manchester City Stadium

Man City moved to its home ground, Etihad Stadium in 2003, after playing at Maine Road since 1923. Etihad Stadium, also called the City of Manchester Stadium, is the 5th-largest m in the Premier League with a capacity of 53,400. COmparatively, Maine Road stadium's capacity was restricted to 32,000.

Originally proposed as an athletic area as part of the 2000 Summer Olympics, the stadium was first converted for the Commonwealth Games 2002, and then into a football stadium for Man City at the cost of over £30 million in 2003. The stadium is on a 200-year lease from Manchester City Council.

Man City - Cups won

Man City is one of the most successful clubs in England football history based on trophy count only, counting over 20 cups won.

  • FA Cup winners: 1903-04, 1933-34, 1955-56, 1968-69, 2010-11, 2018-19

  • Football league Cup/ EFL Cup winners: 1969-70, 1975-76, 2013-14, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21

  • FA Charity Shield/ FA Community Shield winner: 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012, 2018, 2019

  • UEFA Cup winners: 1969-70

Current Squad - Man City

The current squad team counts 25 players, including 3 goalkeepers, 8 defenders, 8 midfielders, 6 forwards.

  • Captain Fernandinha - Brazil - Midfielder

  • Vice-captain İlkay Gündoğan - Germany - Midfielder

  • 3rd-captain Rúben Dias - Portugal - Defender

  • 4th-captain Kevin de Bruyne - Belgium - Midfielder

  • Goalkeepers

    • Zack Steffen - USA

    • Ederson - Brazil

    • Scott Carson - England

  • Defender

    • Kyle Walker - England

    • John Stones - England

    • Nathan Aké - Netherlands

    • Oleksandr Zinchenko - Ukraine

    • Aymeric Laporte - Spain

    • Benjamin Mendy - France

    • João Cancelo - Portugal

  • Midfielder

    • Jack Grealish - England

    • Rodri - Spain

    • Bernardo Silva - Portugal

    • Phil Foden - England

    • Cole Palmer - England

  • Forwards

    • Raheem Sterling - England

    • Gabriel Jesus - Brazil

    • Ferran Torres - Spain

    • Riyad Mahrez - Algeria

    • Kayky - Brazil

    • Liam Delap - England

Biggest transfers Manchester City

Sheikh Mansoor's acquisition of Man City enabled the club to focus on valuable player transfers, including players in the current squad:

  • John Stones - £50m from Everton

  • Benjamin Mendy - £52m from Monaco

  • Rodri - £56m from Atletico Madrid

  • Raheem Sterling - £57m from Liverpool

  • Aymeric Laporte - £58.5m from Athletic Bilbao

  • João Cancelo - £58.5m from Juventus

  • Riyad Mahrez - £61m from Leicester

  • Rúben Dias - £61m from Benfica

  • Kevin de Bruyne - £68.4m from Wolfsburg

  • Jack Grealish - £100m from Aston Villa

Top goalscorers Man City

Top goalscorers for the current season have a shot accuracy of 59% or over, such as:

  • Riyad Mahrez - accuracy 59% - 8 goals

  • Phil Foden - accuracy 62% - 5 goals

  • Ferran Torres - accuracy 67% - 3 goals

  • Kyle Walker - accuracy 67% - 1 goal

  • Gabriel Jesus - accuracy 69% - 4 goals

  • Cole Palmer - accuracy 71% - 2 goals

  • Jack Grealish - accuracy 75% - 2 goals

However, Man City counts many top goalscorers among its long history. Sergio Aguero has scored 258 goals since 2011. Former owner Francis Lee scored 148 goals for Man City between 1967 and 1974.

Football Champions League Fixtures

RB Leipzig v Man CityFebruary 22nd 2023 8:00 pm
Home Win9/2
Away Win4/7

Football FA Cup Fixtures

Man City v ChelseaJanuary 7th 2023 3:00 pm
Home Win4/7
Away Win4/1

Football Premier League Fixtures

Leeds v Man CityDecember 28th 2022 8:00 pm
Home Win13/2
Away Win2/7