In the 1930s, Manchester City reached two consecutive FA Cup finals, losing to Everton in 1933, before claiming the Cup by beating Portsmouth in 1934. During the 1934 cup run, Manchester City broke the record for the highest home attendance of any club in English football history, as 84,569 fans packed Maine Road for a sixth-round FA Cup tie against ...
Guardiola then guided the club in 2018 – 2019 to retain their Premier League and EFL Cup titles; the first time in Manchester City’s history that the club had completed any successful title defense. The team then went on to also win the FA Cup and so complete an unprecedented treble of English domestic men’s titles. On 14 February 2020, ...
History of the Manchester City
Manchester City Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club's home ground is the Etihad Stadium in east Manchester, to which it moved in 2003, having played at Maine Road since 1923. The club adopted their sky blue home shirts in 1894 in the first season of the club's current iteration, which has been used ever since. In terms of trophies won, it is the fifth-most successful club in English football.
Manchester City entered the Football League in 1892 and won their first major honor with the FA Cup in 1904. The club had its first major period of success in the late 1960s, and early 1970s winning the League, European Cup Winners Cup, FA Cup, and League Cup under the management of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison. 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 for the only time in its history in 1998. They since regained promotion to the top tier in 2001–02 and have remained a fixture in the Premier League since 2002–03.
The club received considerable financial investment in both playing staff and club facilities following the club's takeover by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan through the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008. This started a new era of achievement, with the club winning the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League in 2012, both they're first since the 1960s, followed by another League in 2014. Under the management of Pep, Guardiola City won the Premier League in 2018, becoming the only Premier League team to attain 100 points in a single season. In 2019, they won four trophies, completing an unprecedented sweep of all domestic trophies in England and becoming the first English men's team to win the domestic treble. In addition to winning the third Premier League title in the Guardiola era, City reached their first European Cup final in 2021, where they lost to Chelsea.
1926 - Present / Manchester City Football Club
1880 - 1926 / St Mark's (West Gorton)
Citizens, Sky Blues, City
Manchester City has also had its fair share of nicknames. "The Cityzens" is about the city part of the name but also for the fans as the citizens of Manchester. "The Blue Moon" is in reference to City being in a blue kit but also when a fan once mooned a Manchester United supporter who is their biggest derby rival. "The Sky Blues" is about the color of the kit as well, the emphasis being on the word "sky" so that they differ from Chelsea. Although let’s be honest, most people just call them "City."
Premier League / 6
2019, 2018, 2014, 2012, 1968, 1937
FA Cup / 5
2011, 1969, 1956, 1934, 1904
Premier League - FA Cup Double / 1
2003 - Present / Etihad Stadium
1923 - 2003 / Maine Road
1887 - 1923 / Hyde Park
1884 - 1887 / Pink Bank Lane
1882 - 1884 / Queens Road
1881 - 1882 / Kirkmanshulme Cricket Ground
1880 - 1881 / Clowes Street
2008 - Present / City Football Group
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