Blues win award after sealing fourth Premier League title in five years
Manchester City were the named as "Club of theYear" at the 2022 Ballon d'Or awards. The Blues enjoyed another outstanding season, pipping Liverpool to the title on the final day with an exhilirating 3-2 victory against Aston Villa. It was Pep Guardiola's fourth title in five years. The club also reached the semi-finals of teh Champions League, where they were narrowly beaten by eventual winners Real Madrid.
CEO Ferran Soriano said: “This is a proud day for Manchester City. To be named Club of the Year is an honour and further underlines the strength of this club across both men’s and women’s football.
“We pride ourselves on playing beautiful football and winning matches. We are proud of the quality of the players and all the staff behind the scenes who help make us successful. This award is recognition of the hard work and dedication found in every department of our organisation.
“We will continue to strive for success but today I want everyone connected to Manchester City Football Club to take a step back and feel proud of all we achieved last season.”
Omar Berrada, the club's Chief Football Operations Officer, added: “It’s an incredible team effort and a really proud moment.
“If you think about the journey the Club has been on, it’s amazing for Manchester City to be recognised like this.
“It’s been such a successful last decade or so and I’m really proud for the ownership, the players and everybody that’s been involved in this journey, and I’d like to say congratulations to every single person that’s been part of delivering this success.
“(The award) is about the Club being recognised for the success it has had on and off the pitch.
“There has been so much hard work behind the success of the team, so this is a platform we are going to build on – it’s really just the beginning.
“We want to continue winning on the pitch, continue growing, continue ensuring our fans enjoy fantastic football and to continue having the best players in the world wanting to come and play for us.
“This is something we will use as a platform for growth for the years ahead.”