Manchester City F.C.

Started from a noble idea in 1880 to be one of the most indestructible team, Manchester City has come a long way to tell its tales of glory and fight, with lessons for all of us. Just like their fierce rivals Manchester City have proved why they are alike in winning ways. The Manchester Derby is still one of the most celebrated events in English Football.


Manchester City History

Manchester City History :


Anna Connell the daughter of Arthur Connell who was the rector of St Mark’s Church in Manchester is one of the main reasons why Manchester City FC was established. Anna was a social worker and was compassionate about society. Those were times of great turmoil as a massive amount of people were unemployed which add to more crime among the people. Anna had the idea that the formation of a club would help improve the community spirit and her idea was a huge success. The club formed by Anna was known as St Mark’s Church Football Team but was later renamed to Gorton Association Football Club and later to Manchester City in 1894. 


Early Days :

The first major trophy that Manchester City lift was The FA Cup in 1904. Winning the FA Cup increased their dominance among the other teams but after that, they didn’t achieve anything until 1934 where they achieved their second FA Cup which was followed by the First Division title in 1937. Songs of Manchester City was on the minds of fans and they seemed like one of the strongest sides of English Football. During an FA Cup competition match against Stroke City the audience recorded was 84,569 at Maine Road. City holds the record for the highest number of attendance in a single game since that match.



Manchester City went on to play against Germany’s best players at the time of Nazi Germany in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. City players were expected to give a Nazi Salute when their National Anthem is played but only 11 hands were lifted at the time of the National Anthem and all of them were from the German Players. City lost that game 3-2.

Fall After Rise :

After completing their goal of winning the First Division and FA Cup Manchester City were slow in their stride and got relegated in the next season. The subsequent years were slow and trophyless for City. Things got worse when fans lost hope in Manchester City and the Stadium attendance started declining. Something was needed to be done and consequently, Joe Mercer was appointed as the new Manager for a change in 1965. Manchester City won their Second Division in their first season with Mercer and later went on to win their second League Championship in 1968 followed by an FA Cup and a European Cup Winners Cup (UEFA) in 1970. City was enjoying their winning ways as this was the most successful decade in their history. 

City was again trophyless for the next few decades and their decline got worse when they were relegated to tier 3 in 1998. Promoted back to the top division in 2001 City have remained in the top division.

The Buyout Effect :

Manchester City was purchased by Shaikh Mansoor in 2008 and since then the team was revolutionalised by new players and management staff. City spends an immense amount of money on its new players, City broke the transfer record by Signing Robinho the Brazilian Masterclass for 32.5 million Euros. The Dubai invasion was proving beneficial for City as they were in dire need of a change. The New Management also changed the name of their home stadium to “ Etihad Stadium” in 2011.

Such new changes helped City in winning the Premier League, the League Cup Titles and the FA Cup in the following years. Pep Guardiola led Manchester City won the Premier League in 2018 with 100 points while breaking plenty of records which includes, most goals scored (106), most away points (50), most away victories (16), most wins (32), the gap from the second team (19 points).