The Citizens: Interesting trivia and stats on EPL club Manchester City
On this day in 2012, football Manchester City F.C. clinched their first ever English Premier League title. Let's take a look at some facts and trivia about the English club.
When Manchester City lifted the EPL title in 2012. Pic/ AFP
>> The club was founded in the year 1880.
>> Manchester City are nicknamed 'The Citizens' and 'The Sky Blues'.
>> Since the year 2011, Manchester City have won 6 major titles/ honours making this one of their most successfull period.
>> Man City have won the EPL title twice (2012, 2014).
>> In 2003, Marc-Vivien Foe, a Cameroon midfielder who was on loan at the English club, died on the field during a match for his national side at the 2003 Federations Cup. His no 23 jersey has since been retired.
>> Ireland's Richard Dunne is the only footballer to win the Player of the Year award at the club more than twice. He won the award 4 times.
>> Eric Brook is the all-time leading goal scorer for Man City with 178 goals.
>> Sergio Aguero has scored 100 goals in the EPL so far. The most by a Man City player.
>> Germany's Kevin De Bruyne is the most expensive player. He was purchased for 54 million pounds in 2015.
>> Les McDowall has been the manager for the most games - 592.
>> Manuel Pelligrini is the most successfull manager to date having a 63.89 win percentage.
>> Alan Oakes has the most appearances with an overall 676.