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, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles in the last five years (2012, 2014), five FA Cups and four 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 emerging talent. England’s Raheem Sterling, Germany’s Leroy Sane and Brazil’s Gabriel Jesus are just three stellar names that City fans the world over can look forward to watching over the coming years.
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's Academy is now home to more than 170 male and female players from U9–U18.
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.
In May 2016, Manchester City announced a five-year partnership with NAC Brede to loan five players to the Dutch side each season, helping to bridge the gap between Academy and first team football by offering senior level experience at a young age.