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Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC
Manchester City pose with the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1970 ©Getty Images

Manchester City FC

Formed: 1880
Nickname: The Citizens, The Blues, City

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA European Cup Winners' Cup: 1970

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
• League title: 2 (1968)
• FA Cup: 5 (2011)
• League Cup: 2 (1976)

• Founded by churchwardens as St Mark's Church, West Gorton in an attempt to curb gang violence and alcoholism among men in East Manchester, the club were known as Gorton AFC and Ardwick AFC before settling on their current name in 1894 and initially won promotion to England's top division in 1899.

• City won their first FA Cup in 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers FC 1-0 in the final, and moved from Hyde Road to Maine Road in 1923; a second FA Cup came in 1934 but their maiden league title in 1937 was followed by relegation the following season – the only time this has ever happened in England's top flight.

• Another perhaps unrepeatable first came in the 1956 FA Cup final where City beat Birmingham City FC 3-1 even though their goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, a former German prisoner of war who settled in England, was forced to play the final minutes of the match with a broken neck.

• There were more heroics in 1967/68 as, under the leadership of Joe Mercer, a City side featuring legends like Mike Summerbee and Colin Bell claimed the league title; next came the 1969 FA Cup and the following season's UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, City beating Górnik Zabrze 2-1 in Vienna.

• Past glories were to weigh heavy on City in later years as they sank as low as England's third tier in 1998, but the club were back in the Premier League within two years. Although they lasted only one season, promotion followed again in 2001/02 and the arrival of wealthy investors in summer 2009 has transformed them into a competitive side in the English top flight.

• In 2011, Roberto Mancini led City to FA Cup glory as well as a third-place finish, which secured UEFA Champions League football for the first time in the club's history.

Club records
Most appearances: Alan Oakes (680)
Most goals: Eric Brook (177)
Record victory: City 12-0 Liverpool Stanley FC (4 October 1890)
Record defeat: four defeats by eight-goal margins, most recently 8-0 v Wolverhampton Wanderers FC (First Division, 23 December 1933)

* Last updated 1 June 2011

Last updated: 08/09/11 10.27CET


The home team is listed first.Last updated: 12/03/2018 02:00 CET
BrightonBrighton0-2Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City1-1EvertonEverton
BournemouthBournemouth1-2Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City5-0LiverpoolLiverpool
FeyenoordFeyenoord0-4Man. CityMan. City
WatfordWatford0-6Man. CityMan. City
West BromWest Brom1-2Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City5-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace
Man. CityMan. City2-0Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk
ChelseaChelsea0-1Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City7-2StokeStoke
Man. CityMan. City2-1NapoliNapoli
Man. CityMan. City3-0BurnleyBurnley
Man. CityMan. City0-0
West BromWest Brom2-3Man. CityMan. City
NapoliNapoli2-4Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City3-1ArsenalArsenal
LeicesterLeicester0-2Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City1-0FeyenoordFeyenoord
HuddersfieldHuddersfield1-2Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City2-1SouthamptonSouthampton
Man. CityMan. City2-1West HamWest Ham
Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk2-1Man. CityMan. City
Man. UnitedMan. United1-2Man. CityMan. City
SwanseaSwansea0-4Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City4-1TottenhamTottenham
Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City4-0BournemouthBournemouth
NewcastleNewcastle0-1Man. CityMan. City
Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-0Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City3-1WatfordWatford
Man. CityMan. City4-1BurnleyBurnley
Man. CityMan. City2-1Bristol CityBristol City
LiverpoolLiverpool4-3Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City3-1NewcastleNewcastle
Bristol CityBristol City2-3Man. CityMan. City
CardiffCardiff0-2Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City3-0West BromWest Brom
BurnleyBurnley1-1Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City5-1LeicesterLeicester
BaselBasel0-4Man. CityMan. City
WiganWigan1-0Man. CityMan. City
ArsenalArsenal0-3Man. CityMan. City
ArsenalArsenal0-3Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City1-0ChelseaChelsea
Man. CityMan. City1-2BaselBasel
StokeStoke21:00Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. CityMatch postponedBrightonBrighton
EvertonEverton18:30Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City18:30Man. UnitedMan. United
TottenhamTottenham20:45Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City17:30SwanseaSwansea
West HamWest Ham15:15Man. CityMan. City
Man. CityMan. City16:00HuddersfieldHuddersfield
SouthamptonSouthampton16:00Man. CityMan. City

Trophy cabinet

Club record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    14/08/2003, Man. City 5-0 TNS, Manchester
    26/11/1969, Man. City 5-0 Lierse, Manchester
  • Biggest defeat:
    02/10/2013, Man. City 1-3 Bayern, Manchester
    24/10/2012, Ajax 3-1 Man. City, Amsterdam
    04/11/2010, Lech 3-1 Man. City, Poznan
    09/04/2009, Hamburg 3-1 Man. City, Hamburg
    18/12/2008, Racing 3-1 Man. City, Santander
    20/03/1979, Mönchengladbach 3-1 Man. City
  • Appearances in UEFA Champions League:  5
  • Appearances in UEFA Cup Winners' Cup:  2
  • Appearances in UEFA Europa League:  8
  • Player with most UEFA appearances: 34
    Joe Hart (  ENG)
  • Top scorers in UEFA club competitions: 13
    Sergio Agüero (  ARG)