One of the more recent clubs to advance the tables in Europe, Manchester City are quickly becoming a hegemon under the leadership of Pep Guardiola. Below are Man City’s all-time greatest XI to-date.
The Belgium center back has been at Man City for over a decade, providing a fortress of defense for the side. In 336 appearances, the former captain has helped lead the team to three Premiership titles, one FA Cup, and two Community Shields.
A towering box-to-box midfielder, Yaya Toure put Man City back into the spotlight by leading the side to an FA Cup win 2011 after a 35-year trophy drought. The rest is history — the Ivorian footballer is a 3-time Premier League Champion, a 3-time English League Cup Winner along with an English Super Cup trophy.
The Manchester City maestro continues to shine in this his 9th season with the club. It’s no mistake that City has seen some of its most successful years since the Spaniard’s arrival — 1 FA Cup, 3 Premiership titles, 3 League Cups, and 1 English Super Cup. In Silva’s 253 Premier League appearances for the club, he’s scored 50 goals and notched 75 assists.
Known as ‘The King’, Englishman Colin Bell propelled Man City into the First Division after his first year with the club. He went to help City win the league twice, including an FA Cup in 1969, and a League cup in his 13 years with the club.
Considered one of the best players to don the sky blue shirt, Sergio Aguero is the team’s record goalscorer with 146 Premiership goals. In his first year with the side, he famously scored the game-winning goal in the 94th minute to beat Queens Park Rangers and win the Premier League over Manchester United. With three Premier League titles and three League Cups under his belt, Aguero looks to add more his trophy vault this year.
Kevin de Bruyne
A two-time FA Cup Winner and Premier League champion, Kevin de Bruyne won Player of the year for his stellar 2017 – 2018 season where he scored 12 goals and bagged 21 assists. The ultimate midfield creator is looking to repeat last year’s fantastic run.
The Argentine striker Carlos Tevez played four years with Man City, where he made 113 domestic appearances and bagged 58 Premier League goals. Leveraging both his pace and tenacity, Tevez helped Man City to one league title and FA Cup each.
The right-back Pablo Zabaleta earned over 200 caps with Man City, winning 2 Premier Leagues, an FA Cup, 2 English Cups, along with English Super Cup trophy. Known as the heartbeat of the club, the once Man City captain will always be remembered in City history.
The Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko played 5 seasons with Man City, making 130 appearances and scoring 50 times. He played an indispensable role in one of City’s most successful runs in history, helping the team win the league twice, along with an FA Cup, a League Cup, and a Super Cup.
Signing onto Man City for a club-record £60,000 in 1967, the winger led Man City in one of its most successful eras. He lifted the Premiership trophy in his inaugural season, followed up by a successive FA Cup win, League Cup, and Cup Winners Cup.
Along with teammate Francis Less, Mike Summerbee was part of one of the more successful years at Man City. He earned 452 caps with the club, firing away 68 goals over three seasons en route to the FA Cup, Premier League trophy, Cup Winners Cup, and League Cup.