Manchester City is an English football club based in Manchester. The Club competes in the Premier League. Formed in 1880, under the name West Gorton St. Marks. In 1887, changed its name to Arduik and moved to the Hyde Road stadium. In 1894, the Club is called Manchester City. During its history the Club changed three of the stadium: from its founding until 1923 Hyde Road, from 1923 to 2003 at Maine Road, and currently serves on the built in 2002, the Etihade with a capacity of 48000 spectators. In the twentieth century, Manchester City twice champion of England (in season 1936/1937 and 1967/1968), but in the 1990-ies Manchester city fell into the lower divisions three times within three years after spending the season 1998/99 in the third highest Division of English football. In 2002, the Club returned to the top flight, which was until now. In 2008, Manchester City was bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group, which provided a significant influx of investments and the Club allowed transfers of highly paid footballers. In 2011, the club won the FA Cup. The season 2010/11 city directly qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and, for the first time since 1973, won the right to participate in the Fa. However, the August 7, 2011 year at Wembley before losing to eventual winners Manchester United of England by a score of 2: 3.
May 13, 2012 year, beating in the dramatic match of the last round of Queens Park Rangers with a score of 3: 2 and scoring the decisive goal in the fourth minute of added, Manchester City after 44 years, became the champion of England. Townspeople it went his arch-rival, Manchester United, only for a better goal difference.
The team's head coach is currently an Italian expert Roberto Mancini, who was appointed in December 2009. Current club captain - Vincent Kompany. Founder of the football club, known as the Manchester City today, was born in the year 1855. Anna Connell was the daughter of the priest of the Church of Christ in Harrogate Arthur Connell. In 1865, her father became the Rector of St. Mark's Anglican Church in the Western Gortone is one of the most deprived areas of Manchester. A huge number of unemployed prompted Connell in January 1879, create a free table at the Church and a special assistance fund for the local poor.
Anna supported the endeavours of father participation in public works. In fact, at that time, West Gorton was an over-populated area with poor people and terrible sanitary conditions. Many citizens had abused alcohol, that triggered a deterioration of the criminal situation. Anna Connell was looking for a means to improve the spiritual state of society. Therefore, in November 1880, together with two Church elders and members of Union of metallurgical plant Brooks, William Bistou and Thomas Gudbeèr she created several sports clubs. In 1875, the Church of St. mark in cricket, where three players – Walter Chow, Edward Kitchen and William Bistou - later became the players. Archdeacon of Manchester praised the work of Anna Connell and blessed its further activities.
The Club's emblem was created based on the coat of arms of the city of Manchester. To demostrirovat′ the pride of the opportunity to represent Manchester on the football field, in the finals of major tournaments the team used special uniforms, which instead of logos is the coat of arms of the city. The traditional colors of the Club for Manchester City are white and sky blue.
The Manchester City permanently withdrawn from circulation number 23, under which played Marc-Vivien is a Cameroonian footballer who plays Elf city, died of a heart attack during the Confederations Cup semi-final in 2003 year.
January 3, 2012, Manchester City handed the Chinese player Sun Czihau a special t-shirt with the number reflects the number of meetings that the player played for the team is 130.
Manchester city leaders have asked the police to help reclaim the winning ball to Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero scored against the QPR in the match of the final round of the Championship of England 2011/12. The Club decided to make an official statement about the 17-year-old stole the ball, which has recorded Chamber at Etihad Stadium. Fan arrested after the game, but he was soon released. Location of victorious ball disappeared after fans celebrating the victory of the City in the English Premier League, ran onto the field and has not been found.