Manchester City F.C.

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Manchester City
Full nameManchester City Football Club
Nickname(s)City, Cityzens,[1] The Citizens, The Sky Blues
Short nameCity
Founded1880; 141 years ago (1880) as St. Mark's (West Gorton)
1887; 134 years ago (1887) as Ardwick Association F.C.
16 April 1894; 127 years ago (1894-04-16) as Manchester City[2]
GroundEtihad Stadium
Capacity55,017[3]
OwnerCity Football Group
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerPep Guardiola
LeaguePremier League
2020–21Premier League, 1st of 20 (champions)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Manchester City Football Club is an English football club. The club is coached by Pep Guardiola and the team is currently playing 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, from left to right: Ederson, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Stones, Nicolás Otamendi. Bottom row, left to right: Sergio Agüero, Leroy Sané, David Silva, Fabian Delph, Jesus. Otamendi, Agüero, Sané, Silva, and Delph have since left the club.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 5 August 2021[5]

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

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

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. Pos. Nation Player
49 GK Kosovo Kosovo Arijanet Muric (at Adana Demirspor until 30 June 2022)
78 DF England England Taylor Harwood-Bellis (at Anderlecht until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
96 FW England England Ben Knight (at Crewe Alexandra until 30 June 2022)

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. Pos. Nation Player
48 FW England England Liam Delap
53 FW England England Samuel Edozie
69 MF England England Tommy Doyle
No. Pos. Nation Player
80 MF England England Cole Palmer [7]
81 MF France France Claudio Gomes

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. Pos. Nation Player
23 MF Cameroon Cameroon Marc-Vivien Foé (2002–03) – posthumous honour)

Player of the Year[change | change source]

 
Year Winner
1985–86 England Kenny Clements
1986–87 Scotland Neil McNab
1987–88 England Steve Redmond
1988–89 Scotland Neil McNab
1989–90 Scotland Colin Hendry
1990–91 Republic of Ireland Niall Quinn
1991–92 England Tony Coton
1992–93 England Garry Flitcroft
1993–94 England Tony Coton
1994–95 Germany Uwe Rösler
 
Year Winner
1995–96 Georgia (country) Georgi Kinkladze
1996–97 Georgia (country) Georgi Kinkladze
1997–98 England Michael Brown
1998–99 Netherlands Gerard Wiekens
1999–2000 Bermuda Shaun Goater
2000–01 Australia Danny Tiatto
2001–02 Algeria Ali Benarbia
2002–03 France Sylvain Distin
2003–04 England Shaun Wright-Phillips
2004–05 Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne
 
Year Winner
2005–06 Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne
2006–07 Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne
2007–08 Republic of Ireland Richard Dunne
2008–09 Republic of Ireland Stephen Ireland
2009–10 Argentina Carlos Tevez
2010–11 Belgium Vincent Kompany
2011–12 Argentina Sergio Agüero
2012–13 Argentina Pablo Zabaleta
2013–14 Ivory Coast Yaya Touré
2014–15 Argentina Sergio Agüero
 
Year Winner
2015–16 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne
2016–17 Spain David Silva
2017–18 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne
2018–19 Portugal Bernardo Silva
2019–20 Belgium Kevin De Bruyne
2020–21 Portugal Rúben Dias

Source:[8][9][10][11][12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cityzens at Home". ManCity.com. Manchester City FC. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  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 12 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  4. "Man City set sights on trophies".
  5. "Squads: Men's team". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  6. Brennen, Stuart (20 September 2020). "Pep Guardiola reveals Fernandinho is new Man City captain". MEN. Retrieved 24 October 2020.
  7. David Clayton (30 September 2020). "Palmer handed debut as City make four changes". Manchester City F.C. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  8. Percival, Adam. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 1". www.mancity.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  9. Clayton, David. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 2". www.mancity.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  10. Clayton, David. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 3". www.mancity.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  11. Clayton, David. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 4". www.mancity.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  12. Pollard, Rob. "50 years of MCFC player of the year: Part 5". www.mancity.com. Retrieved 21 April 2021.