Everything you need to know about Manchester City FC


Manchester City is among the top English football club which is based in Manchester. They also compete at the top of the Premier League. Their home stadium is the Etihad Stadium in east. They are the winner of eight league titles. Man City is the fifth most successful club in the English football.

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The start of the club


The club was founded in 1880 under the name St. Mark’s on the idea of Arthur Connell and his daughter, Anna Connell, the rector of St. Mark’s Church. They would change their name to Manchester City in 1894 after going by Gorton FC and Ardwick AFC for shorter times. This is related to various financial issues that eventually forced the club to undergo restructuring.

Manchester City changed its name and moved to the spacious Hyde Road grounds a few years later, making them the most well-liked club in the city with a devoted fan base that followed them everywhere. The club was promoted to the First Division in 1899 as a result of its rise in status.

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Decline of Manchester City during the initial days


It was past time for adjustments with just one FA Cup won over the following three decades and attendance slowly dropping. The team went on a winning streak after Joe Mercer was named manager in 1965. During his six years in charge, City won the First Division, both English Cups, and a Cup Winners’ Cup. The team won another League Cup during the post-Mercer era in 1976 before falling to yet another long stretch of failure.

The 1998–99 season marked the beginning of England’s return to top football. After a thrilling play-off victory over Gillingham, City was able to move up to the First Division. The group was successful in advancing straight through Division One to the Premier.

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A victorious start


A new and successful era was started by Sheikh Mansour, a billionaire from Abu Dhabi, taking control in 2008. City, one of the wealthiest teams in the world today, started moving quickly on the transfer market, bringing in numerous high-profile players for record prices.

The club spent more than £500 million on players in the five years after Mansour took over. The choice to rename the team’s home stadium to Etihad Stadium in 2011 was also an indication of Abu Dhabi’s influence.

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Glory days of Manchester City

In the years that followed, the club won trophies in the Premier League, one FA Cup, and the League Cup, revisiting their glory days. A highlight was when City won the title in 2017–2018 and became the first Premier League club ever to collect 100 points in a single campaign. City also set a new mark for straight league victories (18).

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Ranking over the years

At the current moment, Manchester City is standing second number on the Premier League table. With up to 17 points and has over 5 wins.

Yearly RankingPosition

Manchester City Traits


Creating chances using through ballsVery Strong
Attacking down the wingsVery Strong
Shooting from direct free kicksStrong
Defending set piecesStrong
Protecting the leadStrong 

Top players in the squad

Every team has strong players which makes their game lead to a successful win.

  • Erling Haaland
  • Phil Foden
  • Rúben Dias
  • Ilkay Gündogan
  • John Stones

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Style of play

Man City – Style of play
Control the game in the opposition’s half
Possession football
Attacking down the left
Play the offside trap

Manchester City top contenders

Manchester City has been a top challenge with neighbors Manchester United. They both hold a similar rivalry for each other. This custom continued into the early 1960s, but as travel grew more accessible and match admission prices increased, it became more uncommon to watch both teams play, and the rivalry heated up. It’s a frequent misconception that United supporters are from somewhere while City supporters are from the city of Manchester.

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Man City and Liverpool FC have grown to be bitter rivals in recent years. Despite their rivalry being regarded as one of the biggest in association football right now. Liverpool and Manchester City had a title race in 1976–77, but their current rivalry didn’t start until the 2010s when City defeated Liverpool for the 2013–14 title by two points on the final day of the regular season. City defeated Liverpool on penalties in the 2015–16 Football League Cup final.

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Achievements and Honors

Manchester City is among the most successful teams in England in terms of the number of trophies they have won. With 29 major domestic and European awards, they are fifth on the list of most awarded teams in England.

Premier League 8
FA Cup 6
EFL Cup 8
European cup winners cup1

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Sophie is a sports broadcaster and journalist for VPN Sports. She has been reporting news on football for over a year now.