Manchester City Football Club is a football club in Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club moved into the City of Manchester Stadium since 2003, having previously played at Maine Road from 1923.
Though winning their first trophy in 1904, the club's most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison. After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a period of decline, culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football for the only time in their history in 1998.
Having regained Premier League status, the club was purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group and has become one of the wealthiest in the world. In 2011, Manchester City qualified for the UEFA Champions League and won the FA Cup. The following year, they won the Premier League, their first league title for 44 years. In 2014, they won the League Cup and a second Premier League title.
By 2013–14, Manchester City had the sixth-highest revenue in the footballing world with an annual revenue of €414.4 million, and were the world's fifth most valuable football team with an estimated valuation of $1.38 billion according to Forbes magazine.
Current season top scorers
Defenders: Kyle Walker (2), Rúben Dias (3), John Stones (5), Nathan Aké (6), Oleksandr Zinchenko (11), Aymeric Laporte (14), Benjamin Mendy (22), João Cancelo (27), Philippe Sandler (34), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (78),
Midfielders: Ilkay Guendogan (8), Jack Grealish (10), Rodrigo (16), Kevin De Bruyne (17), Bernardo Silva (20), Fernandinho (25), Patrick Roberts (35), Phil Foden (47), Tommy Doyle (69), Cole Palmer (80), Claudio Gomes (81),