Manchester City Football Club is an English club based in Manchester, England. The team competes in the English Premier League, where they are defending champions. Originally founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), it adopted the name Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887. However, seven years later, the club assumed its current name, Manchester City. Manchester City is also known as the ‘Sky Blues’ or the ‘Cityzens’
City’s first honour dates back to 1899, when they won the Second Division. The club’s major period of success during the 20th century came in the 1960s when the pairing of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison led them to the league title, the FA Cup and the League Cup. However, things turned pear-shaped towards the end of the century which culminated with the club getting relegated to the Third Tier of English Football.
The turn of the century brought about better luck for the Sky Blues as they were back among the Premier League ranks in the early 2000s. In 2008, Manchester City was taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group. Since then, the club, backed by immense financial muscle, has catapulted itself as one of Europe’s finest teams.
In the ongoing decade, the Cityzens have won the Premier League thrice with the most recent success arriving in 2017-18. En route their march to the title, they also became the 1st Premier League team to breach the 100-point barrier in a single season.
The club is currently managed by Pep Guardiola, who is arguably the finest manager on the planet. The club’s current superstars include Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte and Vincent Kompany.