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Manchester City
Full nameManchester City Football Club
Nickname(s)City, Cityzens,[1] The Citizens, The Sky Blues
Short nameCity
FoundedExpression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". 1880 (1880-{{{month}}}-{{{day}}}) (Error: Need valid year, month, day years ago) as St. Mark's (West Gorton)
Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "{". 1887 (1887-{{{month}}}-{{{day}}}) (Error: Need valid year, month, day years ago) as Ardwick Association F.C.
16 April 1894 (1894-04-16) (127 years ago) as Manchester City[2]
GroundEtihad Stadium
(capacity: 55,017[3])
OwnerCity Football Group
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerPep Guardiola
LeaguePremier League
2019–20Premier League, 2nd of 20
WebsiteClub home page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

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

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.


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


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 squad

As of 5 August 2021[5]
No. Position Player
2 England DF Kyle Walker
3 Portugal DF Rúben Dias
5 England DF John Stones
6 Netherlands DF Nathan Aké
7 England FW Raheem Sterling (3rd captain)
8 Germany MF İlkay Gündoğan (4th captain)
9 Brazil FW Gabriel Jesus
10 England MF Jack Grealish
11 Ukraine DF Oleksandr Zinchenko
13 United States GK Zack Steffen
14 Spain DF Aymeric Laporte
16 Spain MF Rodri
No. Position Player
17 Belgium MF Kevin De Bruyne (vice-captain)
20 Portugal MF Bernardo Silva
21 Spain FW Ferran Torres
22 France DF Benjamin Mendy
25 Brazil MF Fernandinho (captain)[6]
26 Algeria FW Riyad Mahrez
27 Portugal DF João Cancelo
31 Brazil GK Ederson
33 England GK Scott Carson
34 Netherlands DF Philippe Sandler
35 England MF Patrick Roberts
47 England MF Phil Foden

Out on loan

The following players have previously made a league or cup appearance for Manchester City and are currently on loan at other teams:

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

Other players with first-team appearances

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

Retired numbers

See also: List of retired numbers in association football
No. Position Player
23 Cameroon MF Marc-Vivien Foé (2002–03) – posthumous honour)

Player of the Year

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



  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". Premier League. p. 26. 
  4. "Man City set sights on trophies". 
  5. "Squads: Men's team". Manchester City F.C.. 
  6. Brennen, Stuart (20 September 2020). "Pep Guardiola reveals Fernandinho is new Man City captain". 
  7. David Clayton (30 September 2020). "Palmer handed debut as City make four changes". Manchester City F.C.. 
  8. Percival, Adam. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 1". 
  9. Clayton, David. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 2". 
  10. Clayton, David. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 3". 
  11. Clayton, David. "50 years of MCFC Player of the Year: Part 4". 
  12. Pollard, Rob. "50 years of MCFC player of the year: Part 5".