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Manchester City
Full nameManchester City Football Club
Nickname(s)City, Cityzens,[1] The Citizens, The Sky Blues
Short nameMCFC
Founded1880; 141 years ago (1880) as St. Mark's (West Gorton)
16 April 1894; 126 years ago (1894-04-16) as Manchester City[2]
GroundCity of Manchester Stadium
Ground Capacity55,017[3]
OwnerCity Football Group
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerPep Guardiola
LeaguePremier League
2019–20Premier League, 2nd of 20
WebsiteClub website

Manchester City Football Club is an English football club. The club is coached by Pep Guardiola and currently play in the English Premier League.

The club plays in the Premier League and is owned by a royal family from Abu Dhabi. As of 1 September 2008 they are the richest club in the Premier League.[4] They won the 2011–12 Premier League championship, their first in the top flight since the 1967–68 season. After finishing second in 2012–13, they won the Premier League championship again in 2013–14. Their current stadium is the Etihad Stadium (noncommercial name: City of Manchester Stadium). The stadium is part-owned by Manchester City Council, and could only be built on the understanding that Manchester City would take a tenancy after the 2006 Commonwealth Games, which the club agreed to do. The owner of Manchester City Sheik Mansour bought 200 million pounds.

Name[change | change source]

  • 1880-1887 St Mark's (West Gorton)
  • 1887–1894 Ardwick F.C.
  • 1894–present Manchester City F.C.

Players[change | change source]

Manchester City players before a UEFA Champions League match in 2017. (Top row, left to right: Ederson, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Stones, Nicolás Otamendi. Bottom row, left to right: Agüero, Leroy Sané, David Silva, Fabian Delph, Jesus. Otamendi, Sané, Silva & Delph have since left the club.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 5 October 2020[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 England DF Kyle Walker
3 Portugal DF Rúben Dias
5 England DF John Stones
6 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké
7 England FW Raheem Sterling (3rd captain)
8 Germany MF İlkay Gündoğan
9 Brazil FW Gabriel Jesus
10 Argentina FW Sergio Agüero (4th captain)
11 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Zinchenko
13 United States GK Zack Steffen
14 France DF Aymeric Laporte
16 Spain MF Rodri
No. Position Player
17 Belgium MF Kevin De Bruyne (vice-captain)
20 Portugal MF Bernardo Silva
21 Spain FW Ferran Torres
22 France DF Benjamin Mendy
25 Brazil MF Fernandinho (captain)[6]
26 Algeria FW Riyad Mahrez
27 Portugal DF João Cancelo
31 Brazil GK Ederson
33 England GK Scott Carson (on loan from Derby County)
34 Netherlands DF Philippe Sandler
47 England MF Phil Foden
50 Spain DF Eric García

Out on loan[change | change source]

The following players have previously made a league or cup appearance for Manchester City and are currently on loan at other teams: Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
43 Germany FW Lukas Nmecha (at Anderlecht until 30 June 2021)
49 Kosovo GK Arijanet Murić (at Willem II until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
78 England DF Taylor Harwood-Bellis (at Blackburn Rovers until 30 June 2021)
England MF Patrick Roberts (at Derby County until 30 June 2021)

Other players with first-team appearances[change | change source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
48 England FW Liam Delap
61 England MF Felix Nmecha [7]
69 England MF Tommy Doyle
No. Position Player
80 England MF Cole Palmer [8]
81 France MF Claudio Gomes
82 Spain MF Adrián Bernabé [9]

Retired numbers[change | change source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
23 Cameroon MF Marc-Vivien Foé (2002–03) – posthumous honour)

Source:[10][11][12][13][14]

League position[change | change source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Premier League 18th
2001/02 First Division Champions
2002/03 Premier League 9th
2003/04 Premier League 16th
2004/05 Premier League 8th
2005/06 Premier League 15th
2006/07 Premier League 14th
2007/08 Premier League 9th
2008/09 Premier League 10th
2009/10 Premier League 5th
2010/11 Premier League 3rd
2011/12 Premier League Champions
2012/13 Premier League 2nd
2013/14 Premier League Champions
2014/15 Premier League 2nd
2015/16 Premier League 4th
2017/18 Premier League Champions
2018/19 Premier League Champions

Former position[change | change source]


References[change | change source]

  1. "Cityzens at Home". Manchester City FC.
  2. On 16 April 1894, the name was changed to Manchester City.
  3. "Premier League Handbook 2020/21" (PDF). Premier League. p. 26. Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 September 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. "Man City set sights on trophies".
  5. "Squads: Men's team". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  6. Brennen, Stuart. "Pep Guardiola reveals Fernandinho is new Man City captain". MEN. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  7. "Burton v Man City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  8. David Clayton (30 September 2020). "Palmer handed debut as City make four changes". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  9. David Clayton (25 September 2018). "Oxford United v Manchester City Match Report". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  10. "50 YEARS OF MCFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PART 1". Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  11. "50 YEARS OF MCFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PART 2". Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  12. "50 YEARS OF MCFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PART 3". Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  13. "50 YEARS OF MCFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PART 4". Retrieved 12 July 2017.
  14. "50 YEARS OF MCFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: PART 5". Retrieved 12 July 2017.