Manchester City is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester. From its first incarnation as St Mark’s West Gorton in 1880, the Club became Manchester City FC in 1894.
That was the beginning of a storied history that has delivered a European Cup Winners’ Cup, eight League Championships, including six Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022), six FA Cups and eight League Cups.
Behind each one of those titles lies emotion, moments and memories that resonate with millions of supporters around the world. Manchester City fans are known for their commitment and togetherness, as a Club that fights to the end.
Manager Pep Guardiola and Director of Football Txiki Begiristain have established a vibrant first team squad with a blend of experienced and exciting talent.
The Club is built on a vision for sustainability, with an academy structure designed to support long-term first team success, to engagement with the communities in which we reside. Together with our passionate fans and valued network of partners, we are developing Manchester City’s future history.
The Club plays its domestic and European home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 - seat arena that City have called home since 2003.
Today, the stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world-leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester where the Club was born.
Featuring a 7,000 - capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train and play their competitive home games.
MANCHESTER CITY WOMEN
Formerly known as Manchester City Ladies FC, the club was founded in 1988 by City in the Community. In the 30 years since then, their affiliation with the men’s team has taken various forms, culminating in the statement of a formal partnership with Manchester City in August 2012.
The Club was granted entry to the FA Women’s Super League in April 2013 and subsequently re-launched as Manchester City Women’s Football Club in January 2014. In 2016, Manchester City opened their girls’ academy having received tier 1 status from the FA for a Regional Talent Club and now provides eighty young players from U10 level upwards elite training to maximise their potential
The Club mirrors and benefits from its association with its male equivalent and is structured in all aspects of its operations to take advantage of the resources of the wider organisation – from community programmes, to youth development, scouting, coaching, sports science, digital coverage and first team football operations.
In their inaugural season, the Club made history when they clinched their first ever trophy, the FA WSL Continental Cup. In the 2015 campaign, the Club finished second place in the FA WSL and with it secured their place in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, which they have competed in for the last three seasons.
In 2016, the Club celebrated their most successful season to date being crowned the FA WSL Champions for the first time in their history, lifting the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup for a second time and becoming Women’s FA Cup winners in another historic first.
In 2018-19, they scooped a domestic double with the Women’s FA Cup and FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup before the 2019/20 season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During 2020-21, as well as securing the Women’s FA Cup once again in the carryover from the previous season, City finished runners-up in the FAWSL.
And in 2021-22, they lifted the Continental Tyres Cup for a fourth time and reached the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final alongside securing a record seventh successive year of UEFA Women’s Champions League qualification with a third place league finish.
Manchester City's Academy is now home to more than 240 male and female players from U9–U23.
More than sporting talent alone, the ambition of the Academy is to develop well rounded young people, providing the best possible opportunities to succeed in professional football and in life.
Young players receive a high standard academic and footballing education, supported by a full non-academic curriculum on personal development and life skills.