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
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
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
|August 15, 2021||Sunday||Tottenham Hotspur vs Man City||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium||10:00 PM IST|
|August 21, 2021||Saturday||Man City vs Norwich City||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|August 28, 2021||Saturday||Man City vs Arsenal||Etihad Stadium||6:00 PM IST|
|September 11, 2021||Saturday||Leicester City vs Man City||King Power Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|September 18, 2021||Saturday||Man City vs Southampton||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|September 25, 2021||Saturday||Chelsea vs Man City||Stamford Bridge||6:00 PM IST|
|October 3, 2021||Sunday||Liverpool vs Man City||Anfield||10:00 PM IST|
|October 16, 2021||Saturday||Man City vs Burnley||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|October 23, 2021||Saturday||Brighton & Hove Albion vs Man City||AMEX Stadium||11:00 PM IST|
|October 30, 2021||Saturday||Man City vs Crystal Palace||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|November 6, 2021||Saturday||Manchester United vs Man City||Old Trafford||6:00 PM IST|
|November 21, 2021||Sunday||Man City vs Everton||Etihad Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|November 28, 2021||Sunday||Man City vs West Ham United||Etihad Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|December 2, 2021||Thursday||Aston Villa vs Man City||Villa Park||1:45 AM IST|
|December 4, 2021||Saturday||Watford vs Man City||Vicarage Road||11:00 PM IST|
|December 11, 2021||Saturday||Man City vs Wolves||Etihad Stadium||6:00 PM IST|
|December 15, 2021||Wednesday||Man City vs Leeds United||Etihad Stadium||1:30 AM IST|
|December 19, 2021||Sunday||Newcastle United vs Man City||St James’ Park||7:30 PM IST|
|December 26, 2021||Sunday||Man City vs Leicester City||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|December 30, 2021||Thursday||Brentford vs Man City||Brentford Community Stadium||1:45 AM IST|
|January 1, 2022||Saturday||Arsenal vs Man City||Emirates Stadium||6:00 PM IST|
|January 15, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Chelsea||Etihad Stadium||6:00 PM IST|
|January 22, 2022||Saturday||Southampton vs Man City||St Mary’s||11:00 PM IST|
|February 10, 2022||Thursday||Man City vs Brentford||Etihad Stadium||1:15 AM IST|
|February 12, 2022||Saturday||Norwich City vs Man City||Carrow Road||11:00 PM IST|
|February 19, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Tottenham Hotspur||Etihad Stadium||11:00 PM IST|
|February 26, 2022||Saturday||Everton vs Man City||Goodison Park||11:00 PM IST|
|March 6, 2022||Sunday||Man City vs Manchester United||Etihad Stadium||10:00 PM IST|
|March 15, 2022||Tuesday||Crystal Palace vs Man City||Selhurst Park||1:30 AM IST|
|March 19, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Brighton & Hove Albion||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|April 2, 2022||Saturday||Burnley vs Man City||Turf Moor||8:30 PM IST|
|April 9, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Liverpool||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|April 16, 2022||Saturday||Wolves vs Man City||Molineux Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|April 23, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Watford||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|April 30, 2022||Saturday||Leeds United vs Man City||Elland Road||8:30 PM IST|
|May 7, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Newcastle United||Etihad Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|May 15, 2022||Sunday||West Ham United vs Man City||London Stadium||8:30 PM IST|
|May 22, 2022||Saturday||Man City vs Aston Villa||Etihad Stadium||8:30 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
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.