2000 City return to the Premiership following back-to-back promotions. A 4-1 victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park to seal promotion is followed by a celebratory pitch invasion by the Blues’ enormous travelling support. 2002 Future manager Stuart Pearce captains City as they are promoted back to the Premiership, breaking club records for the most goals scored and most points gained in a season along the way.
Manager Josep Guardiola
- Current Team
- Manchester City
- January 18, 1971
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2000 City return to the Premiership following back-to-back promotions. A 4-1 victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park to seal promotion is followed by a celebratory pitch invasion by the Blues’ enormous travelling support.
2002 Future manager Stuart Pearce captains City as they are promoted back to the Premiership, breaking club records for the most goals scored and most points gained in a season along the way.
2003 It’s an emotional farewell to Maine Road as City’s home for 80 years stages its last football match, City vs. Southampton on Sunday 11th May. The club make the move to the impressive, 48,000 capacity, City of Manchester Stadium.
2007 Sven Goran Eriksson replaces Stuart Pearce as manager, and on 15th December City establish a ‘top flight’ club-record of nine straight home League wins at the start of the season.
2008 The Abu Dhabi United Group become the new owners of Manchester City. Former Wales, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester United star Mark Hughes becomes the new City Manager. The club break the British transfer record for the second time with the £32.5m signing of Robinho from Real Madrid.
2009 Roberto Mancini, former manager of Inter Milan replaces Mark Hughes in December.
2010 The Blues enjoy their best ever Premier League campaign, finishing 5th and qualifying for the Europa League in the process, as well as reaching the League Cup semi finals.
2011 The long wait for a trophy ends when the Blues beat Stoke 1-0 to lift the FA Cup, and they qualify for the 2011/12 Champions League for the first time too!
2012 City win the League Championship for the first time in 44 years following a thrilling Premier League campaign. A last-gasp Sergio Aguero goal against QPR secures the title in the most dramatic of fashions at a jubilant Etihad Stadium.
2014 Manuel Pellegrini’s side clinch two trophies in one season for the first time since 1970, lifting the Capital One Cup and Premier League title. A 3-1 win over Sunderland at Wembley in March earns the Club’s first League Cup win since 1976 before the Blues go on to win the League Championship by two points.
2016 In February, City lift the League Cup for the second time in three seasons, winning a shootout against Liverpool following a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Willy Caballero saves three penalties in a row to clinch the third trophy of Manuel Pellegrini’s reign. Earlier in the same month it’s announced that Pep Guardiola will replace Pellegrini in the summer after agreeing a three-year contract with the Club.
Source: Manchester City Football Club