Manchester City Decade in data

Steady improvements in performance

Manchester City’s on-field performance has been transformed since 2008-09. Whereas in previous years, City typically sat at, or below, the Premier League average, its key statistics have risen steadily and significantly since then.

Goals scored, games won and points achieved have all trended sharply upward over the last decade, reaching record-breaking levels in 2018

Progression in the Premier League

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Manchester City has won seven major domestic trophies over the last ten seasons. Its players have won two Premier League Golden Boots and four Golden Gloves

Major achievements

After more than 30 years without a trophy, Manchester City won seven major domestic trophies over the last decade and broke a slew of historic records.

City has been Premier League champion three times since 2011-12, more top-flight titles than in the preceding 120 years

Trophies

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Highlights

2008-09

Manchester City is acquired by Abu Dhabi United Group. Robinho signs in record transfer deal.

2008-09 - Highlights

2009-10

Roberto Mancini replaces Mark Hughes as Manager. City reach major trophy (League Cup) semi-final for first time in 29 years and achieve the Club’s best-ever Premier League finish, in fifth place.

2009-10 - Highlights

2010-11

Yaya Toure and David Silva sign. City win the FA Cup after 42-year wait, and qualify for UEFA Champions League for the first time.

2010-11 - Highlights

2011-12

Sergio Agüero is signed. City are crowned champions of England thanks to 93:20 Agüero goal, winning the Club’s first title in 44 years.

2011-12 - Highlights

2012-13

City lose in the FA Cup final to Wigan. Manuel Pellegrini takes over from Mancini.

2012-13 - Highlights

2013-14

The Club clinch two trophies in one season for the first time since 1970, lifting the Capital One Cup (League Cup) and the Premier League.

2013-14 - Highlights

2014-15

Finish second in Premier League. Sergio Agüero wins Golden Boot with 26 goals. Joe Hart wins Golden Glove with 14 clean sheets.

2014-15 - Highlights

2015-16

Win the League Cup at Wembley, beating Liverpool in the final on penalties. Progress to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for first time.

2015-16 - Highlights

2016-17

Pep Guardiola appointed Manager. Manchester City announce a new badge following consultation with fans.

2016-17 - Highlights

2017-18

Complete the Carabao Cup (League Cup) and Premier League double. 106 goals and 100 points are both new bests for the Premier League. Centurions. 16 Manchester City players in the national team squads for the 2018 World Cup, more than any other club this year and widely credited as an all-time record.

2017-18 - Highlights

Manchester City are the first team in English football history to reach 100 points in the top league. In the Premier League era, City are the only club to have scored 100+ goals in two seasons, and they occupy three of the top four slots for highest goal difference

All-time records

Most points in the top-flight league, all-time (1888-89 to present, based on three points/win)

Rank team (season) points in league
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Manchester City

2017-18

100
02
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Liverpool

1978-79

98
03
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Tottenham

1960-61

97
04
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Chelsea

2004-05

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Everton

1969-70

95

Premier League records

Most goals scored in Premier League era (1992-93 to present)

Rank team (season) Goals
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Manchester City

2017-18

106
02
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Chelsea

2009-10

103
03
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Manchester City

2013-14

102
04
Liverpool badge

Liverpool

2013-14

101

Highest goal difference in Premier League era (1992-93 to present)

Rank team (season) Goal difference
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Manchester City

2017-18

79
02
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Chelsea

2009-10

71
03
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Manchester City

2013-14

65
04
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Manchester City

2011-12

64

The most consistent club

Manchester City are the best-performing Premier League club over the last decade across a basket of key measures.

City has scored more Premier League goals over the last ten seasons than any other club, and is the joint-leading club for top four finishes

A decade of results

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Most efficient striker

Most efficient Premier League strikers in last decade (Fewest minutes to score a goal on average, for strikers with 50+ goals)

Rank team player goals minutes per goal
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Sergio Agüero

143 107
02
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Harry Kane

108 113
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Robin van Persie

116 133
04
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Luiz Suárez

69 139
05
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Edin Džeko

50 142