When it comes to soccer games in the UK, one of the most popular teams in the Premier League is Manchester City. This team was known as the second one after Manchester United FC in its own town. But over the years, it has established itself as one of the best in the Premier League. The Manchester City team was formed in 1880, however it gained more success since 2008 when its ownership went to Sheikh Mansour, one of the wealthiest football owners. More investment was allocated for the players and so, this led to more success on the pitch. Since 2012, this team consists of the best players in the football world. Let’s look at some of Manchester City FC’s best players of all time.
The central midfielder for Manchester City FC is Yaya Touré. Born in Ivory Coast in 1983, he played as a midfielder in the Ivory Coast national football team. He always wanted to become a striker since he was young. Most of the time, he played as a midfielder and is now considered as one of the world's best players in this position. In 2010, he joined Manchester City FC, signing a 5-year deal for a fee of £24 million. On the 28th of July during the same year, he made his debut for the team in a pre-season friendly match against Club America, in which MCFC won 4–1 on penalties after a 1–1 draw. Afterwards on the 7th of August, during a friendly match against Valencia, he received the name “man of the match”. As a MCFC player, he won the Premier League (2011 – 12, 2013 – 2014), FA Cup (2010 – 11), League Cup (2013 – 14, 2015 – 2016) and the FA Community Shield (2012).
One of the goalkeepers in Manchester City FC is Joe Hart. Charles Joseph John "Joe" Hart was born in the United Kingdom in the city of Shrewsbury. He started his career in his hometown club Shrewsbury Town in Football Conference and League Two. Since many Premier League teams started to notice him, he joined Manchester City in 2006. The club's goalkeeping coach, Tim Flowers recommended him to the club because he believed that Hart had a lot of potential. After his victory against Newcastle United, former Manchester City manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson declared him as "one of the biggest talents in this country as a goalkeeper”. Among the honours he received as a member of Manchester City FC, he won the Premier League 2011 – 2012 and 2013 – 2014. He won the FA Cup for 2010 – 2011 and the Football League Cup 2013 to 2014 and 2015 - 2016.
Sergio Agüero is one of the forward strikers of Manchester City FC. Born in Argentina, Sergio Leonel "Kun" Agüero Del Castillo is a professional football player who was also a member of the Argentina national team. He was the youngest player to debut in the Argentine Primera División at 15 years in 2003 and he broke the record set by Diego Maradona in 1976. He joined Manchester City FC in 2011, by signing a 5-year contract with the club for a fee of £38 million. He is a member of this team until the 2017/18 season. While he played for Manchester City, he won the Premier League (2011 – 2012, 2013 - 2014), Football League Cup (2013 – 2014, 2015 – 2016) and the FA Community Shield (2012).
David Josué Jiménez Silva was born in Spain in 1986. Aged 32, he is one of the attacking midfielders in the Manchester City team, however he can also play as winger or second striker. He also plays as midfielder in the Spain National Football Team. He played in Valencia CF for 6 years and appeared in more than 150 games. In 2008, he won a Copa del Rey and in 2010, he joined Manchester City FC. His teammates and fans nicknamed him as “Merlin” and “El Mago” because of his excellent passing and possession-retaining qualities. If you are also a sports fan, try some of the sports-themed online slots at Magical Vegas, such as: Football Star Slot and Football Champions Cup Slot. Since the time when Silva started playing for Manchester City FC, he won the Premier League (2011–12, 2013–14), FA Cup (2010 – 11), Football League Cup (2013–14, 2015–16) and the FA Community Shield (2012).
The above MCFC players are only some of the most popular and talented ones. However, Manchester City FC prides itself for a rich history of the world’s greatest football players since it was formed. This also led to many victories on the pitch.