Founded as long ago as 1880, the blue half of Manchester has a long and storied history, but without a doubt it has never enjoyed the kind of success or wealth that it is currently experiencing under the ownership of City Football Group which is majority owned by Sheikh Mansour's Abu Dhabi United Group. Indeed the arrival of Mansour, who is a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family, has brought with it unparalleled success for a team that is able to boast the world's highest-paid superstars on its roster.
In all Manchester City, or The Citizens as they are known, have won the fifth most trophies of all teams in England - a total of 28 titles both domestically and in Europe. It was in 1904 that they won their first trophy when they lifted the FA Cup. They have since gone on to win the cup a further five times. Added to that they can boast eight League Cups, six Community Shields, seven league titles and a UEFA Cup Winners Cup.
The current City line-up, managed by Pep Guardiola, are the reigning Premier League champions. The roster includes such major international names as Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, John Stones and goalkeeper Ederson. England star Jack Grealish joined from Aston Villa in the summer of 2021 for £100million, making him the most expensive British player of all time.
Other historically big names for the club include Colin Bell, David Silva, Bert Trautmann, Alan Oakes, Sergio Aguero and Eric Brook. Meanwhile on the managerial front, Guardiola aside, there have been a number of very successful names running the show for the Sky Blues include Tom Maley, Joe Mercer, Tony Book, Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini.
Who owns Manchester City?
City is owned by The City Football Group under the chairmanship of Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
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