Manchester City FC is an English football club founded in 1880 as West Gorton Saint Marks. In 1887 , the name was changed to Ardwick F.C. and in 1894 it became Manchester City FC. The club plays its home games at the Etihad Stadium.

After a FA Cup twice and twice having won a League title, the club in the late 1960s, early 1970s its peak. Then trainer Joe Mercer had players such as Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee , Mike Doyle at disposal. The club won a League title, an FA Cup, a League Cup and won in 1970, in Vienna, the UEFA Cup winners ' Cup at the expense of Górnik Zabrze (2-1).

44 years after the League title in 1968 picked up Manchester City on 13 may 2012 again the League title by Queens Park Rangers in the final minute to beat. In 2014 repeated this fact by Manchester City on the final day to beat West Ham United 2-0. Under the leadership of Manuel Pellegrini picked the club that season the so-calledLeague Cup Double, because City had also already won the League Cup , after a 3-1 win at Sunderland AFC.

The members of the band Oasis are supporters of the club. They have performed at Maine Road, the old stadium of the club.


[hide]*1 History


Born to WWII[Edit]Edit

The club was founded in 1880 as St. Marks (West Gorton). In 1887 , the club moved to the new stadium in Ardwick, Hyde Road in the East of Manchester and was renamed Ardwick AFC. In 1891/92 joined the Football Alliance, the counterpart of the Football League. The following season was absorbed by the Football League and the Football Alliance was the second division (Second Division). By financial problems came a reorganisation within the club in 1893/94 and the name was changed to Manchester City FC.

In 1896 , the club was runners-up behind Liverpool but could not be promoted. Three years later it was hit when the title was won. After three seasons the club was relegated and could promote back after one season. The club was runners-up behind the re-entry at Sheffield Wednesday , beating Bolton Wanderers 1-0 in the Crystal Palace Stadium in the final of the FA Cup. The club took out some good results but relegated again in 1909. Now the club could also return after one season and took out mediocre results until the League was shut down by the first world war, in the last season, the club was fifth.

After the war, the club at the same elan further and took out good results, in 1921 became the second place, behind Burnley. A year earlier the main stand was destroyed by fire in 1923 and the club moved to the new stadium Maine Road. After the good listing went downhill until a new relegation followed in 1926. This time it lasted two seasons before City rejoined the elite add could. In 1933 the club again reached the final of the FA Cup but lost to Everton, a year later it was called touch when Portsmouth FC was defeated.

In 1936/37 was the club champion with three points ahead of Charlton Athletic. The success, however, was not renewed and there followed even an anti climax to downgrade and that by the next season while the club scored 80 times, most in the whole Division!

The club finished In the second division in the subtop, in early 1939 the League was shut down by the outbreak of the Second World War.

Postwar period and golden age[Edit]Edit

After the war, the club brought in the Second Division Champion immediately rejoined the elite. After two seasons in the top ten the club relegated again in 1950. After one season returned several seasons back and fought against relegation to City 1954/55 when the club won the FA Cup and seventh was against Birmingham City. This FA final is that the club won 3-1 is one of the most famous in history because Manchester goalkeeper Bert Trautmann broke a neck vertebra 15 minutes before the end after a collision and just continue played without knowing what was going on. The following year the club fourth in the League, the following seasons the club was a few weeks later with the occasional outlier. In 1963 the club was relegated again and could not even in the second division with the top at the first two seasons, the spectators let it also failed and in January 1965 it came record low turn up, 8015 against Swindon Town. The third season in the Second Division was hit and the club again, this time for a successful era.

After a quiet season did the club all the way to the title in 1967/68 along with defending champion and city rival Manchester United. City won the title with two points ahead of United and disqualified for the first European play. However, the Turkish Fenerbahçe SK made a brief adventure of. Also in the League ran not easy and the club was only thirteenth, although that was a lot better than the last time when they were champion. Consolation prize that year was a new FA Cup win and a new European adventure. BilbaoLierseAcadémica and Schalke were successively put aside and in the final of the UEFA Cup winners ' Cup won City of the Polish Górnik Zabrze. So was the second City in 1969 team that won a national and international Cup in the same season. The following year the club in the semi-finals defeated by Chelsea In 1974 if the club on the final day of the season to give the final blow to arch rivals Manchester United by, of all things, a goal by former player Denis Law with 1-0 win, making relegation for United followed.

Dark years[Edit]Edit

The 1980s ushered in a less good period in the club relegated in 1983 , and played two years in second division and then again two years in first division and then to degrade and to play two years in the second division. The 1990s started better with a fifth place in 1991 and 1992 under the leadership of coach Peter Reid. After he left it went also worse with City. In 1992 , the club was a founding member of the Premier League which replaced the First Division as the highest class. The club played there until 1996 when a new relegation followed.

Two seasons later was a low point in the history of the club is, Manchester City relegated to the third Division (Second Division).


[1]During the bus trip through the city after the Championship: N and let the Cup to the public see Agüero.

In the first season, the club was third and could promote through the final round. How far the eersteklassevoetbal also sounded in 1998 when the club was relegated, so close was when the new millennium was ushered in and the club as Vice Champion rejoined the top of English football scissor. The two promotions in a row, however, were too much for the club immediately relegated.

But then again was on the return was City champion and reached the ninth place and European football again. Two years later the club did it even better with an eighth place.The past two seasons the club finished in the top 4. The resurrection was on 13 may 2012 awarded the League title in the game against Queens Park Rangers. Manchester City FC stood until the 92nd minute still with 1-2 behind and will have to let this stand on the League title to the eternal arch-rival Manchester United. Managed the impossible and City still won by goals by Edin Džeko (92nd minute) and Sergio Agüero (95th minute).


[2]Among other things came Carlos Tévez Manchester City strengthen. He came from the arch-rival Manchester United.

In the summer of 2007 it was announced that Manchester City as yet another club in England was taken over by a billionaire. The Thai Thaksin Shinawatra took about 80% of the shares for £ 81.600.000. He pumped several million in the selection, resulting in new coach Sven-Goran Eriksson could buy eight new players: Ronaldo BianchiValeri BojinovElanoVedran ĆorlukaGelson FernandesJavier GarridoMartin Petrov and Geovanni. However, it delivered no major results.

In 2008, the club was bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG) that bought a majority stake for 185 million. The ability of the family Al Nahyan, one of the investors, would be estimated at 32 billion euros, making Manchester City the richest club in the world. One of the motifs of the investors is to promote Abu Dhabi on sporting and cultural fields.The Thai Thaksin Shinawatra should stay on as President. The first major purchase that Manchester City since the new acquisition did was Robinho, who for 42 million euros was acquired by Real Madrid.

In the summer of 2009 among other things Gareth BarryStuart TaylorCarlos TévezRoque Santa CruzEmmanuel AdebayorKolo ToureJoleon Lescott and Sylvinho. In January 2010, it was announced that Manchester City had completed a 6-month contract (with an option to buy) with the Frenchman Patrick Vieira from Internazionale.

In the summer of 2010 took out Manchester City among other James MilnerJérôme BoatengYaya TouréDavid SilvaAleksandar Kolarov and Mario Balotelli Also for these players a lot of money was deposited, and Yaya Touré even got a salary of 220,000 pounds per week.

In the following years the club went it. In the summer of 2011, 2012 and 2013 was issued 272.785.00 million pounds in new players. There is also a State-of-the-art youth complex of 200 million pounds built, where especially the youth should play. Because the club the Financial Fair Play rules of the FIFA, FIFA has not nakkwam City imposed a fine of £ 60 million, gets a salary ceiling imposed and should it from season 2014/15 up to 21 players register for the Champions League. In a statement the sanctions to let City know accept without complaint.


Dutch champion in 1937, 1968, 2012, 2014
FA Cup winner in 1903, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011
League Cup winner in 1970, 1976, 2014
UEFA Cup winners ' Cup winner in 1970
FA Community Shield winner in 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012
Anglo-Italian League Cup finalist in 1970
Trofeu Joan Gamper winner in 2009

Manchester City in Europe[Edit]Edit


See list of European matches of Manchester City FC for the main article on this topic.

Manchester City FC since 1968 in various European leagues. Below are the competitions and in what seasons the club participated:

Champions League
2011/12, 2012/13
European Cup Football Club Tournament
Europa League
2010/11, 2011/12
Uefa Cup Winners ' Cup
1969/70, 1970/71
1972/73, 1976/77, 1977/78, 1978/79, 2003/04, 2008/09
Intertoto Cup

Selection 2014/2015[Edit]Edit

[4]Captain Vincent Kompany

Number Player Nationality Playing at the club since Last club
1 Joe Hart [5] 2006 [6]

Birmingham City

13 Willy Caballero [7] 2014 [8]

Málaga CF

29 Richard Wright [9] 2012 [10]

Preston North End

2 Micah Richards [11] 2005 [12]

Oldham Athletic

3 Bacary Sagna [13] 2014 [14]

Arsenal FC

4 Vincent Kompany


[16] 2008 [17]

Hamburger SV

5 Pablo Zabaleta [18] 2008 [19]

RCD Espanyol

13 Aleksandar Kolarov [20] 2010 [21]

SS Lazio

20 Eliaquim Mangala [22] 2014 [23]

FC Porto

22 Gaël Clichy [24] 2011 [25]


33 Matija Nastasić [26] 2012 [27]


48 Ryan McGivern [28] 2008 [29]Own youth
58 Reece Wabara [30] 2007 [31]Own youth
67 Mathias Baldwin [32] 2014 [33]Own youth
6 Fernando [34] 2014 [35]

FC Porto

7 James Milner [36] 2010 [37]

Aston Villa

8 Samir Nasri [38] 2011 [39]


14 Javi García [40] 2012 [41]

SL Benfica

15 Jesús Navas [42] 2013 [43]

Sevilla FC

17 Jack Rodwell [44] 2012 [45]


21 David Silva [46] 2010 [47]

Valencia CF

25 Fernandinho [48] 2013 [49]

Fc Shakhtar Donetsk

42 Yaya Touré [50] 2010 [51]

FC Barcelona

' Frank Lampard [52] 2014 [53]

New York City FC

9 Álvaro Negredo [54] 2013 [55]

Sevilla FC

10 Edin Dzeko [56] 2011 [57]

VfL Wolfsburg

11 Scott Sinclair [58] 2012 [59]

Swansea City

16 Sergio Agüero [60] 2011 [61]

Atlético Madrid

35 Stevan Jovetić [62] 2013 [63]

ACF Fiorentina

43 Alex Nimely [64] 2009 [65]Own Youth
49 Luca Scapuzzi [66] 2011 [67]

Calcio Portogruaro Summaga-

60 John Guidetti [68] 2012 [69]


  • Jersey number 23 is never awarded. This in memory of former player Marc-Vivien Foé died during a match while he was under contract at Olympique Lyonnais and was rented out to the English club. He played for the club with the number 23.

Transfers 2014/15[Edit]Edit

Name Nationality Position From/to Transfer Fee
Bacary Sagna [70]


Defender [71]

Arsenal FC

Eliaquim Mangala [72]


Defender [73]

FC Porto

Fernando Francisco Reges [74]


Midfielder [75]

FC Porto

Javairo Dilrosun [76]


Midfielder [77]

AFC Ajax

Rodney Kongolo [78]


Midfielder [79]


Bruno Zuculini [80]


Midfielder [81]

Racing Club de Avellaneda

Willy Caballero [82]


Keeper [83]

Málaga CF

Joleon Lescott [84]


Defender [85]

West Bromwich Albion FC

Gareth Barry [86]


Midfielder [87]


Costel Pantilimon [88]


Keeper [89]


Marcos Lopes [90]


Attacker [91]

Lille OSC

Karim Rekik [92]


Defender [93]


Frank Lampard [94]


Midfielder [95]

New York City FC

Famous (former) players[Edit]Edit




See list of Manchester City F.c. for the main article on this topic.

Nationality Name Period
[119] Joe Royle 1998-2001
[120] Kevin Keegan 2001-2005
[121] Stuart Pearce 2005-2007
[122] Sven-Göran Eriksson 2007-2008
[123] Mark Hughes 2008-2009
[124] Roberto Mancini 2009-2013
[125] Manuel Pellegrini 2013-present

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