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Formed 1880.
Honours
Top Division Champions
1937,1968
FA Cup Winners
1904,1934,1956,1969,2011
Leage Cup Winners
1970,1976

Manchester City F.C. began life in 1880 as St Marks (West Gorton), in the Gorton district of Manchester. They moved to Hyde Road in nearby Ardwick in 1887, changing their name to Ardwick F.C. After experiencing financial difficulties in the 1893-94 campaign the team was renamed Manchester City F.C. They joined the Football League as founder members of the Second Division in 1892, and gained promotion to the First Division in 1899. They won the FA Cup, their first major honour, in 1904. They finished runners up in the League in that same year, narrowly missing out on the double. The 1930's were a particularly successful time for the club, appearing in the FA Cup final twice and winning it once. They also claimed the League title in 1937 for the first time. More cup success in the 1950's was followed by probably the clubs lowest ebb in the early 1960's. In the summer of 1965 the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison turned things around, helped by important signings such as Colin Bell and Mike Summerbee. The team went on to win a further FA Cup and League title in the late 1960's. Since then the only major trophy has been the League Cup in 1976.


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