Many prolific goal scorers have dazzled the crowds, broken records, and carved their names into Manchester City's folklore. Let's dive into some football magic as we count down the top ten all-time leading goal-scorers for Manchester City.
10. Raheem Sterling — 131 goals
Sterling found the net 131 times for the Sky Blues in all competitions. His contributions played an instrumental role in Manchester City's domestic and European successes, helping the club clinch four Premier League titles, one FA Cup, and five League Cups. Sterling also helped City reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2021, which Chelsea ultimately won 1-nil.
9. Billie Gillespie and Fred Tilson — 132 goals
The Scottish forward Billie Gillespie played 218 times with the Cityzens, scoring 131 goals through eight seasons.
Meanwhile, Fred Tilson notched 264 caps with the Sky Blues and scored 132 times, including a brace in the 1934 FA Cup to lift City to victory.
8. Tommy Browell — 139 goals
The legendary Tommy Browell scored 139 goals for City in 222 appearances for City. The City of Manchester named a street after him upon his death in 1955.
7. Francis Lee — 148 goals
Next up is the dynamic Francis ‘Franny' Lee, who scored 112 goals in 248 appearances. A key figure in the team's successful period in the late '60s and early '70s, Lee's speed and skill were a nightmare for defenders.
6. Billy Meredith — 152 goals
Billy Meredith, one of football's earliest superstars, scored 152 goals for City. Meredith's career was remarkable for his goal tally and longevity – his career at City spanned an astounding 30 years.
He also scored the only goal in City's first-ever FA Cup triumph in 1904.
5. Joe Hayes — 152 goals
One of City's greatest-ever strikers, Joe Hayes, scored 152 strikes for the club over 12 seasons. He won the 1956 FA Cup with the club, scoring the opening goal against Birmingham.
4. Colin Bell — 153 goals
Also known as ‘The King of the Kippax,' Colin Bell scored 153 goals for the Blues. His impressive strikes and superb midfield play make him one of City's all-time greats.
3. Tommy Johnson — 166 goals
Tommy Johnson was a skilled and reliable scorer with a talent for technical play and finding the back of the net, scoring 166 goals. His phenomenal goal-scoring prowess marked his ten-year stint at the club.
2. Eric Brook — 177 goals
Before Sergio Agüero's era, Eric Brook held the record for the most goals scored for Manchester City. Scoring 177 goals during his tenure, Brook was a key figure for City in the early 20th century.
1. Sergio Agüero — 260 goals
Undoubtedly one of the greatest strikers in Premier League history, Agüero scored a club-record 260 goals during his decade-long stint with City.
Agüero's sublime skills, agility, and knack for scoring crucial goals place him firmly in the pantheon of City legends. Never forget the stoppage-time winner that secured the club's first Premier League title on the season's final day.
Eat your heart out on joining the top 10 Manchester City's scorer's list, Erling Haaland.