Manchester City

914.9

63.8m fans
Ranked: 3rd in Premier League

Manchester City Football Club are 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 are based at the Etihad Campus in East Manchester, encompassing their 80-acre training facility, Academy Stadium and their home ground, the City of Manchester Stadium which the club moved to in 2003 having played at Maine Road since 1923.

Manchester City first played in the top-tier of the Football League in 1899 and won their first major honour with the FA Cup in 1904. The club's most successful period was from 1968 to 1970, 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 their Premier League status in the early 2000s, the club were purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group for £210 million. Since 2011, the club have won seven official honours, including the Premier League in 2012 and 2014.

By 2016–17, Manchester City had the fifth-highest revenue in the footballing world with an annual revenue of €527.7 million. In 2017, Forbes magazine estimated they were the world's fifth-most valuable football club, worth US$2.08 billion. In 2015, a 13.79% stake purchase for the club's parent company, City Football Group (CFG), by the CITIC Group for £265 million valued the entity at $3 billion.

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1. Sergio Agüero Manchester City 34.5m fans 945.2
2. Gabriel Jesus Manchester City 12.9m fans 923.3
3. Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City 12.3m fans 921.8
4. Vincent Kompany Manchester City 7.7m fans 902.8
5. David Silva Manchester City 7.3m fans 898.4
6. Raheem Sterling Manchester City 7.8m fans 889.3
7. İlkay Gündoğan Manchester City 5.9m fans 883.8
8. Fernandinho Manchester City 4.1m fans 859.7
9. Benjamin Mendy Manchester City 3.7m fans 850.2
10. Nicolás Otamendi Manchester City 3.3m fans 843.6
11. Kyle Walker Manchester City 3.6m fans 834.4
12. Danilo Manchester City 2.6m fans 827.5
13. Claudio Bravo Manchester City 5.8m fans 811.0
14. Riyad Mahrez Manchester City 5.1m fans 805.1
15. Ederson Manchester City 1.7m fans 800.4
16. Bernardo Silva Manchester City 1.6m fans 793.1
17. Leroy Sané Manchester City 4.2m fans 790.5
18. John Stones Manchester City 725.8k fans 688.2
19. Fabian Delph Manchester City 337.5k fans 597.5
20. Aymeric Laporte Manchester City 532.9k fans 595.3
21. Oleksandr Zinchenko Manchester City 325.9k fans 567.5
22. Phil Foden Manchester City 306.0k fans 481.1
23. Daniel Arzani Manchester City 63.5k fans 362.8
24. Claudio Gomes Manchester City 21.4k fans 226.0
25. Philippe Sandler Manchester City 8.4k fans 179.2

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