- 1880 (as St Marks)
- Etihad Stadium (formerly City of Manchester Stadium)
- Premier League
- Pep Guardiola
- Denis Law, Mike Summerbee, Francis Lee, Colin Bell
Manchester City is best known for being the richest club in
world football. The club has had a roller coaster existence with
its fans suffering the ups and downs that come with supporting a
club more than most.
The club's most successful period was in the late 1960s and
early 1970s when they won the League Championship, the FA
Cup, the League Cup and European Cup Winners'
Cup under the management team of Joe
Mercer and Malcolm Allison and with players
including Colin Bell, Mike
Summerbee and Francis Lee.
After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a
period of decline culminating in relegation to the third
tier of English football in 1997. The club has since
regained top flight status where they have spent the
majority of their history.
The club was taken over in 2008 by Abu Dhabi based
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed and instantly became the richest
club in world football. Since the takeover the team has been
transformed with the club's record transfer fee smashed on a number
of occasions. In 2011, Manchester City qualified for
the Champions League for the first time and in 2012 went one
further by winning the Premier League for the first time before
winning it again in 2014.