The first game played in November 1880. At that time it was still called St. Mark's (West Gorton). In 1887 changed its name to Ardwick AFC, and in 1894 became Manchester City FC
City have won the Premier League 3 times, the FA Cup four times, the League Cup two times, and the European Cup Winners Cup 1 time. This is the club's most successful period in the era of the late 1960's and early 1970's. At that time the City under the tutelage of manager Joe Mercer with his assistant Malcolm Allison, and some players like Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Francis Lee.
Starting in the 1980s City experienced a period of tumultuous decline culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football league system in 1998 for the first time in their history. In an era when the Premier League was first formed in 1992, City is one of the founders. But the achievements of the club does not get better, even City have relegated back to the second level to 2 times, while in the FA Cup since the passing of the Premier League, the best achievements City only until the quarter-finals.
After ending the league in the 2006-07 season in fourteenth position, following the club's achievements began creeping up. Mid-2007, the club officially became the property billionaire Thailand ambitious, who also is a former Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra. But Thaksin's tenure did not last long. For alleged corruption in negeranya, finally in September 2008 Thaksin sold the club to entrepreneur and a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and then spend hundreds of millions of pounds to buy top class players in order to be a competitive club. Success followed in 2011, Manchester City qualified for the UEFA Champions League and winning the FA Cup. This success culminated by winning the 2011-12 Premier League.
Coat color and clubs
The idea of using red and black jerseys come from former assistant manager Malcolm Allison, who believed that by adopting the colors of AC Milan would inspire City to achieve greatness.
SymbolCoat clubs are now starting to be used in 1997, due to the previous symbol does not qualify to be registered as trademarks. Badge is based on the arm of Manchester, and consists of a shield in front of a golden eagle. Features shields ship on the upper half describes the Manchester Ship Canal, and three diagonal stripes at the bottom, depicting the city of three rivers. The bottom of the ribbon with a word Superbia in Praelio, which means in Latin is pride in battle or in English Pride in The Battle. Above the eagle are three three-star, just as pure decoration.
City already has two symbols, which began to be used since the 1960s and beginning in 1972 until 1997. But the symbol is not used anymore because it does not qualify to be registered as a trademark dagang.Akan but, on occasions when City play in the FA Cup final, the symbol is not used. City using Manchester City symbol on her T-shirt as a symbol of pride of the city of Manchester in the major events. This practice is done because before the 1960s, uniforms City does not use any symbol, so it is used to complement the history of the club is Manchester City symbol.
Coat Manchester City into use City in the FA Cup Final party of 1926 to 1981 FA Cup Final party at which time both the City was runner-up. In the 2011 FA Cup Final, City used the emblem back usually with a special legend, but the Manchester City Symbol included as a small monochrome logo in the numbers on the back of players shirts.
Champion (3): 1936-37, 1967-68, 2011-12
Runner-up (3): 1903-04, 1920-21, 1976-77
English League Championship
Champion (7): 1898-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1927-28, 1946-47, 1965-66, 2001-02
Runner-up (4): 1895-96, 1950-51, 1988-89, 1999-2000
League One England
Winner of play-off: 1998-99
Winners (5): 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011
Runners-up (4): 1926, 1933, 1955, 1981
Winner (2): 1970, 1976
Runners-up (1): 1974
FA Community Shield
Winners (4): 1937, 1968, 1972, 2012
Runners-up (5): 1934, 1956, 1969, 1973, 2011
Full Members Cup
Runners-up (1): 1986
EuropeUEFA Cup Winners' Cup
Winners (1): 1970