Founded in: 1880 Manchester City logo - new

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Former names and nicknames: St Mark’s (1880), Ardwick Association Football Club (1887), Manchester City Football Club (1894); Citizens, Blues and Man City

Stadia: The City of Manchester or Etihad Stadium (current, since 2003); Maine Road (home ground for 80 years since 1923)

Current hierarchy: Sheikh Mansour (Man City owner); Khaldoon Al Mubarak (chairman); Ferran Soriano (CEO); Txiki Begiristain (director of football), and Brian Marwood (managing director of City Football Academy (CFA))

City Football Group (CFG) clubs: Melbourne City Football Club, New York City Football Club, Yokohama F. Marinos, and Club Atletico Torque

Manchester City team value according to Forbes: US$2083m; world’s fifth-most valuable soccer team

Man City coaching staff: Pep Guardiola (manager and head coach); Carles Planchart (performance analysis coach); Lorenzo Buenaventura (fitness coach); Domenec Torrent (assistant coach); Rodolfo Borrell (assistant coach); Brian Kidd (assistant coach); Mikel Arteta (assistant coach); Xabier Mancisidor (goalkeeping head coach); Manel Estiarte (head of player support and protocol)

Manchester City first team squad, playing staff

Club captain: Vincent Kompany

Goalkeepers: Ederson Moraes, Claudio Bravo, Joe Hart (on loan at West Ham United), and Angus Gunn (on loan at Norwich City)

Defenders: Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi, Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy, Danilo Luiz, Tosin Adarabioyo, Jason Denayer, Pablo Maffeo (on loan at Girona), Eliaquim Mangala, Angelino (on loan at NAC Breda)

Midfielders: Yaya Toure, Fernandinho Luiz Rosa, Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, Aleix Garcia (on loan at Girona), Samir Nasri, and Oleksandr Zinchenko

Strikers and forwards: Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Wilfried Bony, Marlos Moreno (on loan at Girona), and Patrick Roberts

Man City all time top scorers

1. Eric Brook (1928-40; 178 goals in 494 appearances)
2. Tommy Johnson (1919-30; 166 goals in 354 appearances)
3. Colin Bell (1966-79; 153 goals in 501 appearances)
4. Joe Hayes (1953-65; 152 goals in 364 appearances)
5. Billy Meredith (1894-1905 and 1921-24; 151 goals in 394 appearances)
6. Sergio Aguero (2011-present; 150 goals in 223 appearances)
7. Francis Lee (1967-74; 148 goals in 330 appearances)
8. Tommy Browell (1913-26; 139 goals in 247 appearances)
9. Fred Tilson (1928-38; 132 goals in 273 appearances)
10. Billy Gillespie (1897-1905; 132 goals in 231 appearances)

Manchester City Loss to Chelsea Under Pep Guardiola

Manchester City’s 1-3 Loss to Chelsea, Premier League 16/17: Pep Guardiola’s Men Learn the Consequences of Wastefulness in Front of Goal the Hard Way

The 1-3 home loss to Chelsea hit Manchester City hard and their being hurt was demonstrated by the reckless behaviour from Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Kelechi Iheanacho, etc. at the end […]

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