MANCHESTER CITY

("Blues", "Citizens")

Year formed1880
Turned professional1887
Limited company1894
Previous namesSt Marks (West Gorton): 1880 - 1887

Ardwick FC: 1887 - 1894

Manchester City FC: 1894 - .

GroundEtihad Stadium, Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since2003
Pitch measurements116 x 77 yards (106 x 70 metres)
Ground capacity55,097
Record attendance at present ground54,693 v Leicester City, FA Premier League, 6 February 2016 (lost 1-3)
First match played at present ground

10 August 2003 v Barcelona, friendly (won 2-1)

First competitive match played

at present ground

14 August 2003 v The New Saints, UEFA Cup qualifying round 1st leg

(won 5-0)

Previous grounds

1880 - 1881: Clowes Street

1881 - 1882: Kirkmanshulme Cricket Ground

1882 - 1884: Queen's Road

1884 - 1887: Pink Bank Lane

1887 - 1923: Hyde Road

1923 - 2003: Maine Road

League career

Football Alliance: 1891 - 1892

Division Two: 1892 - 1899

Division One: 1899 - 1902

Division Two: 1902 - 1903

Division One: 1903 - 1909

Division Two: 1909 - 1910

Division One: 1910 - 1926

Division Two: 1926 - 1928

Division One: 1928 - 1938

Division Two: 1938 - 1947

Division One: 1947 - 1950

Division Two: 1950 - 1951

Division One: 1951 - 1963

Division Two: 1963 - 1966

Division One: 1966 - 1983

Division Two: 1983 - 1985

Division One: 1985 - 1987

Division Two: 1987 - 1989

Division One/Premiership: 1989 - 1996

Division One: 1996 - 1998

Division Two: 1998 - 1999

Division One: 1999 - 2000

Premiership: 2000 - 2001

Division One: 2001 - 2002

Premiership: 2002 - .

First Football League game3rd September 1892 v Bootle, Division Two, won 7-0
  
Honours 
EuropeanEuropean Cup-Winners' Cup winners: 1969-70.

Anglo-Italian League Cup Winners Cup winners: 1970-71.

Domestic - League

Premier League/Division One champions: 1936-37, 1967-68, 2011-12,

2013-14, 2017-18

Premier League/Division One runners-up: 1903-04, 1920-21, 1976-77,

2012-13

Division Two/One champions: 1898-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1927-28,

1946-47, 1965-66, 2001-02

Division Two/One runners-up: 1895-96, 1950-51, 1988-89, 1999-2000

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1903-04, 1933-34, 1955-56, 1968-69, 2010-11

FA Cup runners-up: 1925-26, 1932-33, 1954-55, 1980-81, 2012-13

League Cup winners: 1969-70, 1975-76

League Cup runners-up: 1973-74

Charity Shield winners: 1937-38, 1968-69, 1972-73

Charity Shield runners-up: 1934-35, 1956-57, 1969-70, 1973-74, 2011-12

Full Members' Cup runners-up: 1985-86

FA Youth Cup winners: 1985-86, 2007-08

FA Youth Cup runners-up: 1978-79, 1979-80, 1988-89, 2005-06, 2014-15,

2015-16, 2016-17

Lancashire Cup winners: 1920-21, 1922-23, 1927-28, 1929-30, 1952-53,

1973-74

Best League positionsee above
Lowest League position3rd, Division Two, 1998-99
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points  
2 for a win62, Division Two, 1946-47
3 for a win100, Premier League, 2017-18
Fewest League points 
2 for a win18, Division Two, 1893-94
3 for a win34, Premiership, 2000-01
Most League goals scored108, Division Two, 1926-27

108, Division One, 2001-02

Most League goals conceded102, Division One, 1962-63
Fewest League goals scored29, Premiership, 2006-07
Fewest League goals conceded29, Division Two, 1902-03
Most wins in a League season31, Division One, 2001-02
Fewest wins in a League season8, Division One/Premiership, 1949-50, 1986-87, 2000-01

8, Division Two, 1893-94

Most draws in a League season18, Premiership, 1993-94
Fewest draws in a League season2, Division Two, 1893-94
Most losses in a League season22, Division One, 1958-59, 1959-60

22, Division One, 1997-98

Fewest losses in a League season5, Division Two, 1895-96, 1898-99, 1902-03, 1965-66
Record League win10-1 v Huddersfield Town, Division Two, 8th November 1987
Record Cup win10-1 v Swindon Town, FA Cup 4th round, 29th January 1930
Record defeat1-9 v Everton, Division One, 3rd September 1906
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season38, Tommy Johnson, Division One, 1928-29
in total158, Eric Brook, 1919-30
Most League appearances 565, Alan Oakes, 1959-76
  
Most League goals in one match

5, Fred Williams v Darwen, Division Two, 18th February 1899

5, Tom Browell v Burnley, Division Two, 24th October 1925

5, Tom Johnson v Everton, Division One, 15th September 1928

5, George Smith v Stockport County, Division Two, 14th June 1947

Most capped player48, Colin Bell for England,
Youngest League playerGlyn Pardoe, 15 years 314 days v Birmingham City, 11th April 1962
Highest Transfer Fee Received£21,000,000 for Shaun Wright-Phillips to Chelsea, 18th July 2005
Highest Transfer Fee Paid

£60,000,000 for Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City, July 2018