Manchester City Decade in data

Leading the charge

Manchester City’s women’s team rapidly established themselves after joining the FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) in 2014. In fewer than five years, they have won four major domestic trophies – including a domestic treble in 2016-17 – and reached the semi-final of the UEFA Women’s Champions League for two consecutive seasons.

Manchester City women have finished in the top two each season since 2015, ensuring Champions League qualification each year


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2014 Manchester City join the FA WSL. First FA WSL club to use full-time professionals. First silverware for the team, winning the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup.

2014 - Highlights


Top two finish, giving City their first Champions League qualification. Lucy Bronze is England Player of the Year. Melbourne City women’s team was founded, winning the Championship and the Premiership in a record breaking unbeaten inaugural season.

2015 - Highlights


FA WSL Champions and winners (for the second time in three years) of the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup.

2016 - Highlights


Winners of the Women’s FA Cup. FA WSL 1 Club of the Year for the second consecutive year. Reached the semi-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League. Melbourne City opened the W-League wing of City Football Academy Melbourne.

2017 - Highlights


Top two finish and Champions League qualification for the third consecutive season (as well as the 2017 Spring Series). Reached the semi-final of the UEFA Women's Champions League for the second consecutive year.

2018 - Highlights

Boosting the game

Manchester City’s commitment to women’s football has brought wider benefits, helping to professionalise the sport and bringing in new fans.

The club’s holistic approach spans its investment in training and infrastructure, in the players’ careers, and in its promotion to fans of the women’s team alongside the men’s team

City firsts

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Attracting new fans

Highest attendance for an FA WSL game
4,096 for Manchester City vs Chelsea Ladies
(2016 season)
Highest average WSL league attendance
2,249 for Manchester City (2016 season)
4.6m Followers on Facebook
Before merging with the men's account in 2018
528% Increase in engagement on Facebook

(likes, comments and shares)

Following the merger of the men’s and women’s accounts