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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.
Watch the video guide to Manchester City.

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Ghigo's picture
Ghigo
03/08/2016
IT
961
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
961

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

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.

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.

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 .

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?>>

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

M CITY <3


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

M CITY <3

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. :-)

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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

Oybek_97's picture
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

Josuè
16/12/2016
ES
47
points

go m.city


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

go m.city

rikita's picture
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

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

Aguero go!


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

Aguero go!

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

City


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

City

Almir10
24/01/2017
BA
100
points

Manchester City


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

Manchester City

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
-4956
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
-4956

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

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.

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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.

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

:)


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

:)

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?


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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?

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chokolade123321
16/06/2017
DK
8
points

westham

 


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

westham

 

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2Albania21085
3Ukraine19574
4Macedonia19390
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6Kosovo13542
7Armenia13362
8Georgia12551
9Montenegro8140
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1Manchester United70346
2Arsenal49720
3Chelsea41857
4Liverpool40626
5Manchester City15420
6Leicester City7626
7Tottenham Hotspur4512
8West Ham United3694
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