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Originally formed as St. Mark’s (West Gorton) in 1880, then changing its name to the Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887, Manchester City F.C. adopted its present name in 1894. The club is one of the biggest and best in the world, and Manchester City live streams are currently very popular among fans who aren’t able to get to games in person or watch Man City on TV.
The team has been based at the City of Manchester Stadium (also known as the Etihad Stadium) since 2003. For the eighty years prior to that, Manchester City played at Maine Road stadium, which has since been demolished.
Manchester City are often referred to simply as City or Man City, and also as the Cityzens and the Sky Blues. The team has won the top tier (First Division which became known as the Premier League) of the Football League on five occasions at the time of writing, and the second tier (Second Division which became known as the First Division) seven times.
Club Badge and Colours
The club badge of Manchester City is circular, and displays a shield which bears the image of a ship and the red rose of Lancashire. The date 1894 appears on the badge, which is when the club came to be known as Manchester City, as mentioned earlier.
The colours of Manchester City are sky blue and white (hence the Sky Blues nickname) and the home strip comprises a sky blue shirt with white shorts and blue socks. The current away strip is made up of a dark blue shirt with thin green and sky blue vertical lines, dark blue shorts and green socks. A third strip of maroon shirt and shorts with orange socks is also used.
Key Players and Managers
Manchester City are managed by Josep 'Pep' Guardiola, who took up the role in 2016. Previous managers include Manuel Pellegrini, Roberto Mancini, Sven-Göran Eriksson, Kevin Keegan and Joe Mercer.
Key former players for Manchester City include Fernando, Gaël Clichy, Yaya Touré, Carlos Tevez, Joe Hart, Joey Barton, Joe Corrigan and Sir Matt Busby.
Key players on the current squad include captain Vincent Kompany, goalkeeper Ederson, forward Sergio (Kun) Agüero, midfielders David Silva and Fernandinho, and defender Nicolás Otamendi.
Honours, Noteworthy Stats and Memorable Moments
Anyone who has seen Man City on TV or in person will testify to the fact that the team plays football at the very highest level. That talent and ability has been with Manchester City since the very beginning, and has earned the team a wide variety of accolades, records and notable moments. Here are just some of them…
- Winning their first FA Cup title in 1904. They have won four more times since then.
- Seeing a record 84,569 fans turn up at Maine Road to watch Man City play Stoke City in March 1934.
- Winning their first ever First Division title in 1937.
- Winning the European Cup Winners Cup in 1970.
- Winning the Premier League for the first time in 2012, and then again in 2014 and 2018, giving those who watch football on TV some spectacular memories.