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Manchester City were founded in 1880, but they were originally called St. Mark’s and then Ardwick, before becoming Manchester City in 1894. Manchester City’s nickname is ‘City’ and their manager is now Josep 'Pep' Guardiola, who had lots of success managing Bayern Munich in Germany and Barcelona in Spain. City play in sky-blue shirts and socks, and white shorts.

Aguero is City's top scorer!

Manchester City play their home games at The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, which was originally used for the Commonwealth Games in 2002. The stadium holds 47276, which is less than their previous stadium, Maine Road, which in 1934 held 84,569, which is a record for a club stadium in English football. Maine Road became known as the ‘Wembley of the North’, although by the time City left the stadium in 2003 it only held 32,000.

Manchester City have won the Premier League twice, in 2011-12 and in 2013-14. In total, City have won 4 league titles, but the other two wins were back in the 1930s and 1960s. City have also won the FA Cup 5 times, the League Cup 4 times and have won 1 European trophy in 1970. Man City have been much more successful recently and have finished in the top 4 in the Premier League in each of the last 6 seasons.

‘Sometimes you have a noisy neighbour. You cannot do anything about that. They will always be noisy. You just have to get on with your life, put your television on and turn it up a bit louder.’  Alex Ferguson talking about Man City in 2009.

Kevin De Bruyne is a key player.

Manchester City won the Premier League title for the first time in over 40 years on the last day of the season in 2012. It was one of the most exciting season finales ever. Before the final games of the season, City and Manchester United were level on points at the top of the table. But, City had a better goal difference. The matches started at the same time - City were at home to QPR and United were playing Sunderland. United scored and went on to win 1-0. City had to win. In the 66th minute, QPR scored a second goal and were winning 2-1. In the 92nd minute, Dzeko scored for City but they still needed one more goal. In the 94th minute, Aguero scored for City and the blue half of Manchester went crazy.

'One of my dreams was to play here as a player. It was not possible, but now my dream has come true. The atmosphere here, wow, it is amazing. I want to live that in life. I come here to learn about the way people live here, for my family and my kids and I want to be a good manager in England.' Pep Guardiola, City's new manager.

Pep Guardiola is City's manager.

In 2015/16, by their recent standards, Manchester City had a poor season. City finished in 4th place, 15 points behind the Champions - Leicester City. They have some fantastic talent in their squad, with players from all over the world. Some of their stars include; Sergio Aguero (Argentina), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), David Silva (Spain), and Fernandinho (Brazil). Guardiola will want to add more top players to the squad and has already signed the German international, Ilkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund. City’s top scorer last season, and for the fifth consecutive season, was Aguero with 24 goals. Aguero had another fantastic season and if he plays as well this season can any other team stop City?

Prediction 2016/17: 1st

Key player: Sergio Aguero

Did you know....?

Yaya Toure is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations. His job is to speak about the importance of protecting animals in Africa.

Learn about Manchester City

The following activities will help you learn about Manchester City football club. 

The first activity is a matching activity. If you're not sure, go back to the READ section.

Activity 1: In this activity, you have to match Man City's manager, top scorer, stadium, stadium capacity, and club colours.
Can you match the facts and figures?

Silva and Aguero are a great pair.

Superbia in Proelio

This is Manchester City's motto. It means pride in battle.

Now you have looked at the facts and figures, it's time to go into detail. Can you answer some more detailed questions about the Citizens?


Activity 2: In this activity, there is a video guide to Manchester City. Watch the Man City club video and learn more about ‘City’. See how much you understand by trying the activities that are after the video. The video is difficult to understand and is for intermediate learners and above.
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chokolade123321's picture
chokolade123321
16/06/2017
DK
8
points

westham

 


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chokolade123321
16/06/2017 12:01
Denmark
Manchester City
8

westham

 

haydi's picture
haydi
30/04/2017
TN
3189
points

If I have well unterstood, in 2012, City and Manchester United met in the final match and Manchester City won the Premier League title. Is that?


haydi's picture
haydi
30/04/2017 19:59
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

If I have well unterstood, in 2012, City and Manchester United met in the final match and Manchester City won the Premier League title. Is that?

Caco's picture
Caco
29/01/2017
MK
140
points

:)


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Caco
29/01/2017 14:40
Macedonia
Arsenal
140

:)

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Talapker
27/01/2017
KZ
205
points

Why i love Man City? Main reason - Pep Gwardiola. Secondly, i like to see skills of some player, for example David Silva, Yaya Toure ect.


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Talapker
27/01/2017 17:00
Kazakhstan
Manchester City
205

Why i love Man City? Main reason - Pep Gwardiola. Secondly, i like to see skills of some player, for example David Silva, Yaya Toure ect.

Aleksandar05
26/01/2017
RS
18
points

Manchester city is the best team in PREMIER LEAGUE.


Aleksandar05
26/01/2017 09:26
Serbia
Manchester City
18

Manchester city is the best team in PREMIER LEAGUE.

Gamarli
26/01/2017
AZ
19
points

Man City is one of my favorite clubs. I like their game style and that they can score a winning goal at last minutes of the match. My favorite City player is Aguero. He is one of the best forwards nowadays. I have seen a lot of City matches, but unfortunately no one at the stadium. I think they have all chances to win this season, but I hope they will finish at least second.


Gamarli
26/01/2017 06:42
Azerbaijan
Manchester City
19

Man City is one of my favorite clubs. I like their game style and that they can score a winning goal at last minutes of the match. My favorite City player is Aguero. He is one of the best forwards nowadays. I have seen a lot of City matches, but unfortunately no one at the stadium. I think they have all chances to win this season, but I hope they will finish at least second.

Rich's picture
Rich
26/01/2017
ES
178
points

Hi Gamarli

City are not playing well at teh moment but I'm sure with Pep Guardiola they can turn their season around!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
26/01/2017 08:50
Spain
Liverpool
178

Hi Gamarli

City are not playing well at teh moment but I'm sure with Pep Guardiola they can turn their season around!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

Manchester City


Almir10
24/01/2017 21:13
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

Manchester City

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

City


Almir10
24/01/2017 21:02
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

City

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

Aguero


Almir10
24/01/2017 20:24
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

Aguero

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

Aguero go!


Almir10
24/01/2017 20:16
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester City
100

Aguero go!

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rikita
16/12/2016
GE
20
points

very good


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rikita
16/12/2016 16:15
Georgia
Manchester City
20

very good

Josuè
16/12/2016
ES
47
points

go m.city


Josuè
16/12/2016 14:56
Spain
Chelsea
47

go m.city

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Oybek_97
19/11/2016
UZ
15
points

great


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Oybek_97
19/11/2016 10:59
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
15

great

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Mada.Tini
17/11/2016
AL
5
points

Manchester City won 4 league titles, not 3 titltes like say the answer on the


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Mada.Tini
17/11/2016 20:53
Albania
Manchester City
5

Manchester City won 4 league titles, not 3 titltes like say the answer on the

Kolarov
17/11/2016
RS
44
points

Aguero best of the best. :-)


Kolarov
17/11/2016 20:04
Serbia
Arsenal
44

Aguero best of the best. :-)

METYY's picture
METYY
16/11/2016
XK
78
points

M CITY <3


METYY's picture
METYY
16/11/2016 19:40
Kosovo
Manchester United
78

M CITY <3

Rafael's picture
Rafael
15/11/2016
AM
26
points

best qustion was <<
Who scored the winning goal for City, against QPR, to win the Premier League title in 2012?>>


Rafael's picture
Rafael
15/11/2016 18:51
Armenia
Manchester City
26

best qustion was <<
Who scored the winning goal for City, against QPR, to win the Premier League title in 2012?>>

Arsenal Cris
06/11/2016
VN
372
points

Man city is my second favourite team .


Arsenal Cris
06/11/2016 08:39
Vietnam
Hull City AFC
372

Man city is my second favourite team .

LiamLiverpool
06/11/2016
VN
242
points

I think Mancity will win the champions league.


LiamLiverpool
06/11/2016 07:59
Vietnam
Burnley FC
242

I think Mancity will win the champions league.

sabanoleg
31/08/2016
UA
471
points

Two the best managers in the world are in Manchester.


sabanoleg
31/08/2016 11:16
Ukraine
Arsenal
471

Two the best managers in the world are in Manchester.

Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
03/08/2016
IT
962
points

I'm not a city supporter,My favourite City Player is Sergio Aguero.


Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
03/08/2016 09:35
Italy
Liverpool
962

I'm not a city supporter,My favourite City Player is Sergio Aguero.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
29/07/2016
DZ
1535
points

Not good season for City last year. And the algero-french player Nasri suffered in the benches with City and out of the selection for France.


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elghoul
29/07/2016 22:44
Algeria
Arsenal
1535

Not good season for City last year. And the algero-french player Nasri suffered in the benches with City and out of the selection for France.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/07/2016
PS
3557
points

I think they will finish in the fifth ranking.


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assemjuve
26/07/2016 11:36
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think they will finish in the fifth ranking.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/07/2016
PS
3557
points

Man City plays a very beautiful football.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
26/07/2016 11:35
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Man City plays a very beautiful football.

Jane Lost
05/07/2016
RU
90
points

I can't understand those who don't like Man City for their politics,the way they spend money for so-called 'average' players and so on.They say Manchester City has no history,but it's being written now!Sure they can win season 2016/2017!It's highly-likely!


Jane Lost
05/07/2016 13:44
Russia
Arsenal
90

I can't understand those who don't like Man City for their politics,the way they spend money for so-called 'average' players and so on.They say Manchester City has no history,but it's being written now!Sure they can win season 2016/2017!It's highly-likely!

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
28/07/2016
PS
3557
points

Correct me. With all due respect,I think Man City will not win this season,if Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca,This is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so boring,if he uses the attacking style,City can battle for the title this season.I prefer Liverpool,Chelsea and Man United to win the title this season.I prefer United(our rivals)because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times,with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title.I prefer Chelsea because the signed with a successful manager like Conte,and it looks like he will use the deffensive formation 3-5-2 this year,after signing Kante from Leicester.I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club,but they have klopp,and with Klopp you will believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice,but wemust sign with another deffender,Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.


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assemjuve
28/07/2016 18:54
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Correct me. With all due respect,I think Man City will not win this season,if Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca,This is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so boring,if he uses the attacking style,City can battle for the title this season.I prefer Liverpool,Chelsea and Man United to win the title this season.I prefer United(our rivals)because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times,with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title.I prefer Chelsea because the signed with a successful manager like Conte,and it looks like he will use the deffensive formation 3-5-2 this year,after signing Kante from Leicester.I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club,but they have klopp,and with Klopp you will believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice,but wemust sign with another deffender,Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.

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admin
29/07/2016
GB
169
points

Hi Assemjuve

With all due respect, I think Man City will not win this season. If Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca, This  it is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so really boring. If he uses the an attacking style, City can battle for the title this season. I would prefer(1) Liverpool, Chelsea or Man United to win the title this season. I prefer United (our rivals) because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times, with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title. I prefer Chelsea because the they have signed with a successful manager like Conte, and it looks like he will use the a defensive formation 3-5-2 this year, after signing Kante from Leicester.(2) I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club, but because they have Klopp, and with Klopp you will can believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice, but we must sign with another defender, Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.

1. I think that the verb prefer is not quite right here. I think I have heard it used in the way that you are using it, but I can't find any definition online that matches. To express the same meaning, I would say: I think it is more likely that Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United will win. You could use the verb fancy: I fancy Liverpool to win because... But I'm not sure of the register - I think it's quite informal. 

2. Your sentences are a bit long and have too many clauses. It would be much easier to read your sentences if they were broken up a bit.

I think you've made some good points here. It's going to be really interesting to see how the new managers in Manchester take on the Premier League!

 


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admin
29/07/2016 09:34
United Kingdom
Arsenal
169

Hi Assemjuve

With all due respect, I think Man City will not win this season. If Guardiolla uses the Tici Taca, This  it is going to kill the entertainment of playing and it will be so really boring. If he uses the an attacking style, City can battle for the title this season. I would prefer(1) Liverpool, Chelsea or Man United to win the title this season. I prefer United (our rivals) because they have Mourinho who had won the tile several times, with players like Zlatan and Mukhtarin they can do it and grab the title. I prefer Chelsea because the they have signed with a successful manager like Conte, and it looks like he will use the a defensive formation 3-5-2 this year, after signing Kante from Leicester.(2) I prefer Liverpool not because they are my favourite club, but because they have Klopp, and with Klopp you will can believe in the team,and signing Mane and Winaldum is really nice, but we must sign with another defender, Kolo Toure left to Celtic and Sako had problems with Klopp this week so he may leave.YNWA.

1. I think that the verb prefer is not quite right here. I think I have heard it used in the way that you are using it, but I can't find any definition online that matches. To express the same meaning, I would say: I think it is more likely that Liverpool, Chelsea or Manchester United will win. You could use the verb fancy: I fancy Liverpool to win because... But I'm not sure of the register - I think it's quite informal. 

2. Your sentences are a bit long and have too many clauses. It would be much easier to read your sentences if they were broken up a bit.

I think you've made some good points here. It's going to be really interesting to see how the new managers in Manchester take on the Premier League!

 

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
30/07/2016
PS
3557
points

Thank you.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
30/07/2016 17:16
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

Thank you.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
23/06/2016
GH
3904
points

With the unimpressive performance in the champions league is doubt city will ever advanced from theach group stages this year


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kwesimanifest
23/06/2016 04:40
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

With the unimpressive performance in the champions league is doubt city will ever advanced from theach group stages this year

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kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
3904
points

I think the talentsame available at city should help pep excel this season


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kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 11:28
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

I think the talentsame available at city should help pep excel this season

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kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
3904
points

I love Manchester city because of their attacking sense of football


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kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:23
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

I love Manchester city because of their attacking sense of football

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
3904
points

City threw their chance of winning the league away along the line


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kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:22
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

City threw their chance of winning the league away along the line

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
3904
points

My favourite player for Manchester city is yaya toure


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kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:21
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

My favourite player for Manchester city is yaya toure

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016
GH
3904
points

Not a Manchester city fan


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
22/06/2016 10:14
Ghana
Manchester United
3904

Not a Manchester city fan

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
06/04/2016
PS
3557
points

No i am not,i think they will finish in the top four this season.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
06/04/2016 19:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

No i am not,i think they will finish in the top four this season.

nikosonris
24/03/2016
UA
2453
points

As of today, I am not sure they can make for the Champions League next season.


nikosonris
24/03/2016 08:46
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

As of today, I am not sure they can make for the Champions League next season.

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Stephan
13/03/2016
GR
32
points

MCFC best team


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Stephan
13/03/2016 11:48
Greece
Manchester City
32

MCFC best team

joto
09/03/2016
AT
271
points

Manchester City won 4 league titles


joto
09/03/2016 18:36
Austria
Stoke City
271

Manchester City won 4 league titles

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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

They are fantastic team.


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HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 03:15
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

They are fantastic team.

ivanvucko93
29/02/2016
HR
20
points

I don't like very much Man. City because they have too much money and for my opinion they are artificial club. While they have a rich boss ,they will have a results. I really can't understand why they don't have a results in Champions league...when they can't 2 times pass the group round and a think twice time they lost against Barcelona in last 16, but I think that have 2 reasons. First is that they can't have a best team in europe over the night,and second reason is that I think that almost all english premier clubs are more important to win Premier league than Champions league


ivanvucko93
29/02/2016 12:54
Croatia
West Ham United
20

I don't like very much Man. City because they have too much money and for my opinion they are artificial club. While they have a rich boss ,they will have a results. I really can't understand why they don't have a results in Champions league...when they can't 2 times pass the group round and a think twice time they lost against Barcelona in last 16, but I think that have 2 reasons. First is that they can't have a best team in europe over the night,and second reason is that I think that almost all english premier clubs are more important to win Premier league than Champions league

nikosonris
16/02/2016
UA
2453
points

Does it sound a little bit strange to me only? Man City have to fight for the trophies with the manager who made it clear that he would leave the club at the end of the season, and they have already signed a new manager.


nikosonris
16/02/2016 08:15
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Does it sound a little bit strange to me only? Man City have to fight for the trophies with the manager who made it clear that he would leave the club at the end of the season, and they have already signed a new manager.

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Genrilon
29/01/2016
UZ
137
points

Oasis


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Genrilon
29/01/2016 19:43
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

Oasis

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aragorn1986
23/01/2016
ME
3527
points

I'm far away from being their fan but I'll always remember what Ian Curtis's said about his favourite colour. He said: 'Blue. Man.City blue.' That was original..


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aragorn1986
23/01/2016 15:00
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

I'm far away from being their fan but I'll always remember what Ian Curtis's said about his favourite colour. He said: 'Blue. Man.City blue.' That was original..

aragorn1986's picture
aragorn1986
07/12/2015
ME
3527
points

Citizens are back in the game once again. But this year they have more than one rival for the trophy.


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aragorn1986
07/12/2015 19:22
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Citizens are back in the game once again. But this year they have more than one rival for the trophy.

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Fatjon cota
29/11/2015
AL
7
points

Man city is favourite


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Fatjon cota
29/11/2015 22:36
Albania
Manchester City
7

Man city is favourite

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

City was called St. Mark's! i didn't know that before


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 18:24
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

City was called St. Mark's! i didn't know that before

EGORKA
03/11/2015
RU
37
points

Manchester City is a wonderfui team


EGORKA
03/11/2015 19:14
Russia
Manchester City
37

Manchester City is a wonderfui team

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Sir_Mahdi24
25/10/2015
AF
139
points

My prediction on City's stand in this season is 2nd...
I mean at least 5 points behind the Gunners... ^_^


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Sir_Mahdi24
25/10/2015 20:31
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

My prediction on City's stand in this season is 2nd...
I mean at least 5 points behind the Gunners... ^_^

nikosonris
24/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Strongly support!))


nikosonris
24/11/2015 10:14
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Strongly support!))

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Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1kwesimanifest3904
2assemjuve3557
3aragorn19863527
4haydi3189
5Alex_from_Ukraine2676
6nikosonris2453
7MUGEMANYI2320
8Ahmed Adam Mamado1974
9Abdallah1813
10HakanUslu18811761
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Serbia23422
2Albania21085
3Ukraine19576
4Macedonia19390
5Bosnia and Herzegovina16066
6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
10Azerbaijan7844
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United70350
2Arsenal51106
3Liverpool48777
4Chelsea41861
5Manchester City15426
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
9Everton1642
10Watford1639

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