Manchester City F.C. is a club transformed over the past decade. From being a lovable underdog of English football, Manchester City has grown into a club of multiple-time Premier League champions and pedigree in European competition. Its team, nicknamed City or The Citizens, plays at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester.
Manchester City was founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), assuming its current name in 1894. The club gained its first honours by winning the Football League Second Division in 1899 and claimed its first major trophy in 1904 as it defeated Bolton Wanderers to win the FA Cup. The club enjoyed its first sustained period of success in the late 1960s as its team featuring Mike Summerbee and Colin Bell won the First Division, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners’ Cup. City continued to be intermittently successful throughout the 1970s.
City underperformed severely during the 1980s and 1990s and was even briefly relegated to English football’s third tier. Since being taken over in 2008 by the Abu Dhabi United Group City’s fortunes have changed drastically, with the arrival of high-profile players and groundbreaking club infrastructure bringing league and cup success. Highlights include the 2010-11 FA Cup, a last-minute 2012-13 Premier League victory, and its record-breaking 100pt 2017-18 Premier League campaign.
Under the management of pioneering coach Pep Guardiola, Manchester City can justifiably be called the club producing the most astounding club football in the world right now. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to catch the action for yourself.