Manchester City Football Club, commonly abbreviated to Man City, is an English football club which is based in Manchester, England. Manchester City competes in the Premier League, which is the top division in English football. The club has managed to win five league titles, five FA Cups, five League Cups, five FA Community Shields, and one European Cup Winners’ Cup.
Manchester city was founded in 1880, and the club was initially called St. Mark’s (West Gorton), although the club changed their name to Manchester City in 1894. They are one of the oldest football clubs still active in English football leagues.
The club entered the Football League in the year 1899 and managed to win their first significant honour with the FA Cup in 1904. The club was unable to continue to replicate their early success for some time, and it wasn’t until the late 1960s that they found success again, managing to win the League, FA Cup and League Cup under the management of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison.
The club’s success lasted for a couple of decades, until 1981, when they lost the FA Cup Final and went into a period of decline. With many top players leaving the club for other teams, alongside issues finding investment, Manchester City fell in the league tables, even getting relegated to the second division of English Football.
Luckily for the club, investment was found, and in the early 2000s, they managed to claw their way back into the Premiership, where their success continued, and they were able to begin winning trophies again. Currently, Manchester City Football Club is the fifth highest earning football club in the world.