Manchester City: The Cityzens

Founded: 1880 as St Mark’s

Owners: City Football Group

Stadium: Etihad Stadium


Manchester City are one of the powerhouses of the English Premier League. They were not influential in the English league and had barely managed to challenge for the Premier League trophy since its inception.

But the 2008 takeover by Sheikh Mansour has changed the dynamics of the football club and they have become one of the most sought after destinations for the footballers. Since the introduction of the new ownership City have invested heavily towards strengthening their footballing infrastructure alongside setting up an exciting football project to compete on various fronts on the pitch.

Since the takeover, City have disrupted world football with their brilliant brand of attacking football. They have managed to conquer the Premier League a number of times but the Champions League has eluded them so far.

The arrival of Pep Guardiola at the club has also revolutionised football as the Spaniard has brought four EPL titles to the club. The massive investment has also seen Manchester City currently have one of the best stadiums in the world. They also have established a state of the art training centre which has some world class facilities for the players.

Khaldoon Al Mubarak who is the chairman of the club has been working hard to make the club the best in the world and he has already achieved his goal to some extent.

Manchester City: Results in English Premier League

2012-13Runners up
2014-15Runners up
2019-20Runners up

City have been very influential in the last few seasons as they have managed to lift the Premier League titles on five occasions since its inception. Pep Guardiola himself has four titles to his name since his arrival.

Manchester City: Top Scorers in EPL

1992-93David White4216
1993-94Mike Sheron336
1994-95Uwe Rosler3115
1995-96Uwe Rosler369
2000-01Paulo Wanchope279
2002-03Nicolas Anelka3814
2003-04Nicolas Anelka3217
2004-05Shaun Wright-Phillips3311
2005-06Andy Cole229
2006-07Joey Barton336
2008-09Nicolas Anelka3719
2009-10Carlos Tevez3523
2010-11Carlos Tevez3120
2011-12Sergio Aguero3423
2012-13Edin dzeko3214
2013-14Yaya Toure3520
2014-15Sergio Aguero3326
2015-16Sergio Aguero3024
2016-17Sergio Aguero3120
2017-18Sergio Aguero2521
2018-19Sergio Aguero3321
2019-20Raheem Sterling3320
2020-21Illkay Gundogan2813

Sergio Aguero is currently the highest goal scorer for Manchester City. The Argentine has 260 goals in his kitty and he flourished under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City: EPL 2021-22 Fixtures

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
August 15, 2021SundayTottenham Hotspur vs Man CityTottenham Hotspur Stadium10:00 PM IST
August 21, 2021SaturdayMan City vs Norwich CityEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
August 28, 2021SaturdayMan City vs ArsenalEtihad Stadium6:00 PM IST
September 11, 2021SaturdayLeicester City vs Man CityKing Power Stadium8:30 PM IST
September 18, 2021SaturdayMan City vs SouthamptonEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
September 25, 2021SaturdayChelsea vs Man CityStamford Bridge6:00 PM IST
October 3, 2021SundayLiverpool vs Man CityAnfield10:00 PM IST
October 16, 2021SaturdayMan City vs BurnleyEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
October 23, 2021SaturdayBrighton & Hove Albion vs Man CityAMEX Stadium11:00 PM IST
October 30, 2021SaturdayMan City vs Crystal PalaceEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
November 6, 2021SaturdayManchester United vs Man CityOld Trafford6:00 PM IST
November 21, 2021SundayMan City vs EvertonEtihad Stadium7:30 PM IST
November 28, 2021SundayMan City vs West Ham UnitedEtihad Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 2, 2021ThursdayAston Villa vs Man CityVilla Park1:45 AM IST
December 4, 2021SaturdayWatford vs Man CityVicarage Road11:00 PM IST
December 11, 2021SaturdayMan City vs WolvesEtihad Stadium6:00 PM IST
December 15, 2021WednesdayMan City vs Leeds UnitedEtihad Stadium1:30 AM IST
December 19, 2021SundayNewcastle United vs Man CitySt James’ Park7:30 PM IST
December 26, 2021SundayMan City vs Leicester CityEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
December 30, 2021ThursdayBrentford vs Man CityBrentford Community Stadium1:45 AM IST
January 1, 2022SaturdayArsenal vs Man CityEmirates Stadium6:00 PM IST
January 15, 2022SaturdayMan City vs ChelseaEtihad Stadium6:00 PM IST
January 22, 2022SaturdaySouthampton vs Man CitySt Mary’s11:00 PM IST
February 10, 2022ThursdayMan City vs BrentfordEtihad Stadium1:15 AM IST
February 12, 2022SaturdayNorwich City vs Man CityCarrow Road11:00 PM IST
February 19, 2022SaturdayMan City vs Tottenham HotspurEtihad Stadium11:00 PM IST
February 26, 2022SaturdayEverton vs Man CityGoodison Park11:00 PM IST
March 6, 2022SundayMan City vs Manchester UnitedEtihad Stadium10:00 PM IST
March 15, 2022TuesdayCrystal Palace vs Man CitySelhurst Park1:30 AM IST
March 19, 2022SaturdayMan City vs Brighton & Hove AlbionEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
April 2, 2022SaturdayBurnley vs Man CityTurf Moor8:30 PM IST
April 9, 2022SaturdayMan City vs LiverpoolEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
April 16, 2022SaturdayWolves vs Man CityMolineux Stadium8:30 PM IST
April 23, 2022SaturdayMan City vs WatfordEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
April 30, 2022SaturdayLeeds United vs Man CityElland Road8:30 PM IST
May 7, 2022SaturdayMan City vs Newcastle UnitedEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST
May 15, 2022SundayWest Ham United vs Man CityLondon Stadium8:30 PM IST
May 22, 2022SaturdayMan City vs Aston VillaEtihad Stadium8:30 PM IST

Manchester City: Squad for EPL 2021-22

Goalkeepers: Ederson, Scott Carson, Zack Steffen

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Oleksandr Zinchenko

Midfielders: Rodri, Jack Grealish, Illkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Cole Palmer, Phil Foden

Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez

City broke all records when they paid Aston Villa a whopping  £100m for the services of Jack Grealish. It was their only transfer as Guardiola currently has a plethora of players to choose from.

Man City: Interesting EPL stats

Manchester City had the biggest title winning margin when they won the title in 2017-18 season by 19 points. They also won the 2011-12 Premier League title by goal difference. They recorded the most number of points in a single season in the 2017-18 season. They also amassed joint most home points in a single season. They accumulated the most away points in a single season.

They have the joint most wins (32) in a season. They also have the record of racking up the most number of wins at home and away jointly. They had 18 consecutive wins between 26th August to 27th December in 2017. They also had consecutive 12 away wins which is also a record.

In the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, they at least defeated all their opponent once in the season. They scored the most number (106) of goals in a single season. They also recorded the best goal difference (79) in a season.

Man City: Rivalries

Manchester United have been City’s rivals and the rivalry has intensified since their emergence as the next big factor on the English soil. City kept punching above their weight when it comes to Manchester derbies in recent times but overall United do have an edge over them.

Manchester City vs Manchester United Head to Head

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Road Ahead for Man City

Manchester City have made a multi million dollar football universe. The brand value of City is currently more than four billion dollars. Since taking over Sheikh Mansour has infused billions of dollars to make City in line with the other biggies.

It took time for them to build a sustainable revenue stream and nowadays they are one of the highest revenue generating clubs. They surpassed archrivals Manchester United as they posted revenue in excess of 730 million dollars. They are among very few clubs that have shown growth in their revenue model.

The club still doesn’t have its own stadium and pays rent to acquire the playing rights of the stadium. They are also planning to build their own stadium as the current stadium’s ownership is still with Manchester City Council.

City are still without a Champions League title despite their monopoly in the English league in recent times. They have failed to convert their dominance in the European circuit and their priority will be to lift the Champions League title under the guidance of Pep Guardiola.