Manchester City F.C.

association football club in Manchester, England
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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.

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

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.

NameEdit

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

PlayersEdit

 
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 squadEdit

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

Out on loanEdit

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

Other players with first-team appearancesEdit

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

Retired numbersEdit

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 Marc-Vivien Foé (2002–03) – posthumous honour)

Player of the YearEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.