Manchester City Football Club is another English Premier League club with it's origins in 1880s. When it was founded, the team was originally referred to as Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. City gained their first honours by winning the Second Division in 1899. Consequentially, they were promoted to the First Division in English Football. They won their first title beating Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup. The club claims it's most successful period was during the 1960s and early 1970s. It was during this period that they were able to win he League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup. In 2012, the club won the Premier League, their first league title for forty-four years.
The club was bought in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group and became one of the wealthiest in the world. It's official owner is Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The nicknames provided for the club include City, The Citizens, The Sky Blues, The Blues. Current Manager of teh club is Roberto Mancini. it plays it's home matches in the City of Manchester Stadium. Some of it's finest players are: Tommy Johnson, Sam Cowan, Eric Brook, Matt Busby, Johnny Hart, Peter Doherty, Ken Barnes, Neil Young, Mike Doyle, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany etc.