Manchester City F.C.

association football club in Manchester, England

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

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; 127 years ago (1894-04-16) as Manchester City[2]
GroundCity of Manchester Stadium
Capacity55,017[3]
OwnerCity Football Group
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerPep Guardiola
LeaguePremier League
2020–21Premier League, 1st of 20 (champions)
WebsiteClub website

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, 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 squadEdit

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. 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
9 FW   Brazil Gabriel Jesus
10 FW   Argentina Sergio Agüero (4th captain)
11 DF   Ukraine Oleksandr Zinchenko
13 GK   United States Zack Steffen
14 DF   France 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
47 MF   England Phil Foden
50 DF   Spain Eric García

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

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
61 MF   England Felix Nmecha [7]
69 MF   England Tommy Doyle
No. Pos. Nation Player
80 MF   England Cole Palmer [8]
81 MF   France Claudio Gomes
82 MF   Spain Adrián Bernabé [9]

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)

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

League positionEdit

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
2019/20 Premier League 2nd
2020/21 Premier League Champions

Former positionEdit


ReferencesEdit

  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.