In August 2017, City Football Group, together with Girona Football Group, acquired Spanish football club Girona FC in an equal partnership deal (44.3% by each party).

Girona won promotion to La Liga for the first time in its history in May 2017, having reached the playoffs three times in the previous four seasons.

Girona FC’s future on- and off-field potential, together with a positive academy track record, contributed significantly to the rationale for the new investment by both stakeholders and represents positive foundations upon which to stabilise and grow their ambition to become a well-established La Liga member.