Manchester City are the reigning Premier League Champions. City finished 12 points clear of second-placed Manchester United in 2020/21 and with players such as Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Jack Grealish the Manchester team are among the favourites to win the title again.
- Stadium: The City of Manchester Stadium
- Stadium Capacity: 55,097
- Location: Manchester
- Founded: 1880
- Nickname: City
- Manager: Pep Guardiola
- Kit: Sky blue shirts and shorts with white socks
Manchester City was formed in 1880 but had different names until they became Manchester City in 1894. City have played in the top division for most of their history but they did fall down to the third level as recently as 1999. City’s most successful periods have been in the late 1960s and the last ten years when they have won both League and Cup titles. Here are the highlights:
- League Champions: 7 times
- FA Cup Winners: 6 times
- League Cup Winners: 8 times
- European Cup Winners’ Cup: Winners 1969/70
- Premier League best finish: Winners in 2011/12, 2013/14, 2017/18, 2018/19 & 2020/21
Josep 'Pep' Guardiola, had lots of success managing Bayern Munich in Germany and Barcelona in Spain before he moved to Manchester City in 2016. Since his arrival, he has taken City to the Premier League trophy and transformed the club into one of the best in Europe. Guardiola is regarded as one of the best managers in the game.
Three to Watch
Here are three Manchester City players to keep an eye on in the Premier League this season:
City’s biggest summer transfer has been Jack Grealish’s £100 million move from Aston Villa. The English winger will add skill and pace to either side of the pitch. If Grealish can perform in the same way as he did for Villa in recent seasons, City will be very difficult to stop.
Sterling is another winger who is great to watch. Sterling is fast and skilful with an eye for goal. He has been voted as PFA Young Player of the Year and at 23 years old has his best years in front of him. Sterling has scored over a hundred goals for Manchester City.
Kevin De Bruyne
De Bruyne was many people’s Player of the Season as he helped City cruise to the title. The midfielder’s ability to unlock a defence is second to none and he also can hit a wonderful free--kick. De Bruyne set up plenty of Premier League goals last season and will no doubt be amongst the goals again this season.
The era of Manchester CIty
Manchester City won the Premier League last season for the fifth time and have broken many Premier League records along the way. Some of the records they have broken include: most points, most goals, most wins, most consecutive wins, most points ahead of second place and best goal difference. Manchester City’s top scorer was Ilkay Gundogan.
Prediction 2021/2022: 3rd
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