Manchester City F.C. EDS and Academy

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MCFC Elite Development Squad
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Full nameManchester City Elite Development Squad
Founded2009
Ground Academy Stadium
Sportcity, Manchester, England
Capacity7,000 (5,000 seated)
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager Brian Barry-Murphy
League Professional Development League
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Manchester City is represented at Reserve level for football by the Elite Development Squad, also referred to as just the Elite Squad, [1] or EDS, a predominantly 'Under-23' side that replaced the previous (more senior) Reserve team in a move to focus on youth development post-academy. The club is represented at the 'Under-18' level by the Manchester City Academy team.

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City currently hold a unique treble of 2020–21 Premier League titles at Senior, U-23 and U-18 level.

Elite Development Squad

The Elite Development Squad [2] from season 2012–13 player in the Under 21 Premier League [3] and previously played in the Premier Reserve League North. Starting with the 2011–12 season, the EDS competed in the NextGen Series competition, [4] a Champions League format tournament only open to a select group of 'Under-19' teams located in western Europe. [5] The NextGen Series organisers invited the 16 teams competing in the inaugural season of this new competition based on which clubs were considered to have the best academies in Europe. [6] At the time, the EDS continued to play fixtures in both the Manchester Senior Cup and Lancashire Senior Cup plus several other matches and tournaments such as the Central League Cup.

In 2016-17 the U-21 Premier League was renamed as Premier League 2 and the age limit was raised to U-23. City won their first title at this level in the 2020-21 season.

The UEFA Youth League launched in 2013-14, replacing the NextGen seriex, as an U-19 competition for the youth teams of Champions League participants and national champions at U-18 level. Teams fielded by City in this competition were therefore a hybrid of their EDS and academy squads. Their best performance to date has been a semi-final appearance in 2017-18.

Manchester City have fielded a reserve team since 1892, when the reserves played in the Lancashire Combination. The reserves were champions of the Lancashire Combination in 1901–02. [7] The club left the Lancashire Combination in 1911 to join the Central League upon its formation. The City reserve team then played in the Central League until 2000, winning it on three occasions in the 1977–78, 1986–87 and 1999–2000 seasons. In 2006 the club re-entered the Central League – now the Pontin's League (West) – but this time in order to provide games for the 'Under-17' age group of players.

Home ground

The EDS currently play all of their home fixtures at the CFA Academy stadium in Manchester.

Squad numbers

The squad numbers depicted for the EDS players in this article are the MCFC first team squad numbers – which means that these are the shirt numbers that the EDS players will wear if and when team-sheeted to play for the MCFC first team in either a friendly or competitive game. The MCFC official first team squad consists of about 40 players, which is why the EDS players' squad numbers start in the region of the middle forties. For the Premier League 2, players use the 1–11 numbering system whilst squad numbers (including player names) are used for the EFL Trophy.

The MCFC first team squad numbers are normally assigned and published in late July during the close season and they remain constant for the entire duration of the upcoming season (meaning that a squad number that is assigned to a player in the close season who subsequently wears that number in a competitive match, but who later leaves the club during that same season, will not be assigned to another player during the remainder of that season).

Current squad

As of 26 July 2021 [8] [9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
39 DF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Yan Couto
41 MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Pablo Moreno
48 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Liam Delap
52 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Oscar Bobb
53 FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Samuel Edozie
54 MF Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Joe Hodge
56 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG CJ Egan-Riley
57 DF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Yeboah Amankwah
59 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Camron Gbadebo
64 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Rowan McDonald
65 MF Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  WAL Matthew Smith
66 MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Iker Pozo
69 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Tommy Doyle
72 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Morgan Rogers
73 FW Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Jayden Braaf
74 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Luke Bolton
77 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Sam Robinson
79 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Luke Mbete-Tabu
80 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Cole Palmer
No.Pos.NationPlayer
81 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Claudio Gomes
84 GK Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Cieran Slicker
87 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG James McAtee
88 DF Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN Alpha Dionkou
90 MF Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  BEL Roméo Lavia
94 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Finley Burns
96 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Ben Knight
97 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Josh Wilson-Esbrand
DF Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  VEN Nahuel Ferraresi
DF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Kō Itakura
DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Erik Palmer-Brown
DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Oscar Tarensi
MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Mohammed Aminu
MF Flag of Australia (converted).svg  AUS Daniel Arzani
MF Flag of Venezuela (state).svg  VEN Yangel Herrera
MF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Ivan Ilić
FW Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Thomas Agyepong
FW Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Darío Sarmiento

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
29 FW Flag of Colombia.svg  COL Marlos Moreno (at Kortrijk until 30 June 2022)
55 GK Flag of Ireland.svg  IRL Gavin Bazunu (at Portsmouth until 30 June 2022)
71 MF Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Lewis Fiorini (at Lincoln City until 30 June 2022)
78 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Taylor Harwood-Bellis (at Anderlecht until 30 June 2022)
85 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG James Trafford(at Accrington Stanley until 30 June 2022)
86 DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Callum Doyle(at Sunderland until 30 June 2022)
93 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Alex Robertson (at Ross County until 30 June 2022)
DF Flag of Peru (state).svg  PER Kluiverth Aguilar (at Lommel until 30 June 2022)
DF Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  BFA Issa Kaboré (at Troyes until 30 June 2022)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Pedro Porro (at Sporting Lisbon until 30 June 2022)
DF Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Luka Ilić (at Twente until 30 June 2022)
MF Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Diego Rosa (at Lommel until 30 June 2022)
MF Flag of Japan.svg  JPN Ryōtarō Meshino (at Estoril until 30 June 2022)
MF Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO Ante Palaversa (at Kortrijk until 30 June 2022)
FW Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Slobodan Tedić (at PEC Zwolle until 30 June 2022)
FW Flag of Serbia.svg  SRB Filip Stevanović (at SC Heerenveen until 30 June 2022)
FW Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Nahuel Bustos (at Girona until 30 June 2022)

Reserve/EDS Manager history

ManagerFromToHonours
Flag of England.svg Tony Book 198619961987 Central League
Flag of Scotland.svg Asa Hartford 199620042000 Central League, 2001 Manchester Senior Cup
Flag of England.svg Steve Wigley 200420062005 Manchester Senior Cup
Flag of England.svg Frankie Bunn 20062007
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Kenny Jackett 200720072007 Manchester Senior Cup
Flag of Scotland.svg Ian Miller 200720082008 Central League
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Glyn Hodges 20082009
Flag of England.svg Andy Welsh200920122010 Manchester Senior Cup
Flag of Italy.svg Attilio Lombardo 20122013
Flag of France.svg Patrick Vieira 201320162015 Premier League International Cup
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Simon Davies 20162018
Flag of England.svg Paul Harsley 20182020
Flag of Italy.svg Enzo Maresca 202020212021 Premier League 2
Flag of Ireland.svg Brian Barry-Murphy 2021present

Academy

MCFC Academy
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Full nameManchester City Academy
Nickname(s)The Citizens, City, The Boy Blues
Ground Academy Stadium
Sportcity, Manchester, England
Capacity7,000 (5,000 seated)
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager Ben Wilkinson
League Professional Development League

Manchester City's Academy is responsible for youth development at the club, with the goal of developing young players for the future. The academy is one of the most revered in the country and since its new incarnation in 1998 it has produced more professional players than any other Premier League club. [10]

History

The club's first youth team was set up by Albert Alexander in the 1920s, [11] known as the 'A' Team. From 1951 the 'A' team competed in the Lancashire League against reserve and youth teams of other clubs from North West England. From 1955 a second youth team, the 'B' team, typically comprising younger players than the 'A' team, competed in Division Two of the Lancashire League.

Youth football in England was restructured by the Football Association in 1997, with the introduction of the Academy system. Current International Youth Academy Director Jim Cassell joined from Oldham Athletic in July 1997 and was responsible for building Manchester City's youth structure, which gained Academy accreditation in 1998.

In its new incarnation, the 'A' and 'B' teams were replaced with 'Under-19' and 'Under-17' teams, which competed in the FA Premier Youth League. Since gaining FA approval in 1998 the Academy has produced 70 players for Manchester City's first team, 28 of whom have gained full international honours, including England internationals Shaun Wright-Phillips, Micah Richards, Joey Barton, Daniel Sturridge and Phil Foden. The academy not only produces players for Manchester City but also players that have the talent to make the grade elsewhere, with players such as Ben Mee building a successful career at Burnley, Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund, Kelechi Iheanacho at Leicester and Kieran Trippier formally at Burnley, and Spurs and now at Atlético Madrid.

Present day

Since the club was taken over in September 2008, with extra capital and increased ambitions the club looked to expand their successful academy further afield [12] and City in the Community programme in Manchester. In 2010, the Platt Lane complex was upgraded to include new facilities, such as a gym, changing rooms, as well as office and seminar space [13] The club also launched an instructional video website aimed at helping the new skills of prospective footballers [14]

City announced on 19 September 2011 that they would build an 80-acre training facility, known since as the City Football Academy to cater for around 400 youth players at a time, [15] the campus was opened on 8 December 2014, [16] and has since become the base for all senior and youth Manchester City mens and womans teams.

Squad numbers

The squad numbers (if any) depicted for the Academy players in this article are MCFC first team squad numbers – which means that these are the shirt numbers that the Academy players will wear if and when team-sheeted to play for the MCFC first team in either a friendly or competitive game.

Current squad

As of 16 July 2021 [17]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
52 FW Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Oscar Bobb
62 DF Ulster Banner.svg  NIR Shea Charles
89 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Darko Gyabi
91 FW Flag of Portugal.svg  POR Carlos Borges
92 MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Micah Hamilton
95 DF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Kwaku Oduroh
98 GK Flag of England.svg  ENG Joshua McNamara
GK Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Mikki van Sas
GK Flag of England.svg  ENG George Murray-Jones
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Jadel Katongo
DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Juan Larios
DF Flag of England.svg  ENG Rico Lewis
DF Flag of Finland.svg  FIN Tomas Galvez
MF Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Josh Adam
No.Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Kian Breckin
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Luca Barrington
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Leke Drake
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Harvey Griffiths
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Nico O’Reilly
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Isaac Smith
MF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Mamadou Susoho
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Kane Taylor
MF Flag of England.svg  ENG Matthew Whittingham
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Will Dickson
FW Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Adedire Mebude
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Daniel Ogwuru
FW Flag of Scotland.svg  SCO Liam Smith
FW Flag of England.svg  ENG Tai Sodje

Academy Manager history

ManagerFromToHonours
Flag of Scotland.svg Neil McNab 19941997
Flag of England.svg Jim Cassell 19972009 2008 Youth Cup
Flag of England.svg Steve Eyre 20092011
Flag of England.svg Adam Sadler 20112013
Flag of England.svg Jason Wilcox 20132016 2015–16 Professional U18 Development League
Flag of Ireland.svg Lee Carsley 20162017
Flag of England.svg Gareth Taylor 20172020 2019-20 Professional U18 Development League
2018–19 & 2019-20 U18 Premier League Cup
Flag of Spain.svg Carlos Vicens202020212020 FA Youth Cup,

2020-21 Professional U18 Development League

Flag of England.svg Ben Wilkinson 2021 [18] present

Academy graduates (1998–present)

These are the academy players who have made at least one competitive appearance for the Manchester City first team.
Academy graduates who still play for Manchester City, including those that are currently out on loan to other clubs, are highlighted in blue.
Updated 12 May 2021

Retired from playing or unattached players

PlayerMain other clubs played forBornInternational HonoursDebutManager
Shaun Wright-Phillips Chelsea, QPR, New York Red Bulls, Phoenix Rising London Flag of England.svg Full England CapsAge 17 v Burnley, 24 Aug. 1999 [19] Joe Royle
Terry Dunfield Bury, Macclesfield, Shrewsbury, Toronto Vancouver Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Full Canada CapsAge 19 v Chelsea, 11 May 2001 [20]
Chris Shuker Barnsley, Tranmere, Morecambe, Port Vale Liverpool Age 19 v Notts County, 11 Sep. 2001 [21] Kevin Keegan
Dickson Etuhu Preston, Norwich, Fulham Kano Flag of Nigeria.svg Full Nigeria CapsAge 19 v Birmingham City, 15 Sep. 2001 [22]
Leon Mike Aberdeen Manchester Flag of England.svg England U18Age 19 v Portsmouth, 16 Nov. 2001 [23]
Chris Killen Oldham, Hibernian, Celtic, Chongqing Wellington Flag of New Zealand.svg Full New Zealand CapsAge 20 v Rotherham United, 24 Nov. 2001 [24]
Tyrone Mears Preston, Derby, Burnley, Bolton, Seattle Sounders Manchester Flag of Jamaica.svg Full Jamaican CapsAge 19 v Nottingham Forest, 30 Mar. 2002 [25]
Joey Barton Newcastle, QPR, Marseille, Burnley Liverpool Flag of England.svg Full England CapAge 21 v Bolton Wanderers, 5 Apr. 2003 [26]
Stephen Jordan Burnley, Fleetwood, Chorley Liverpool Age 21 v Bolton Wanderers, 5 Apr. 2003 [27]
Willo Flood Cardiff, Dundee Utd, Aberdeen Dublin Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland U21Age 18 v Total Network Solutions, 28 Aug. 2003 [28]
Stephen Elliott Sunderland, Wolves, Preston, Hearts Dublin Flag of Ireland.svg Full Ireland CapsAge 20 v Bolton Wanderers, 21 Feb. 2004 [29]
Nedum Onuoha Sunderland, QPR, Real Salt Lake Warri Flag of England.svg England U21Age 18 v Arsenal, 24 Oct. 2004 [30]
Jonathan D'Laryea Mansfield, Gainsborough Trinity Manchester Age 19 v Arsenal, 24 Oct. 2004 [31]
Lee Croft Norwich, Derby, Oldham, St.Johnstone Wigan Flag of England.svg England U20Age 19 v Bolton Wanderers, 7 Mar. 2005 [32]
Stephen Ireland Aston Villa, Stoke Cork Flag of Ireland.svg Full Ireland CapsAge 19 v Bolton Wanderers, 18 Sep. 2005 [33] Stuart Pearce
Micah Richards Aston Villa Birmingham Flag of England.svg Full England CapsAge 17 v Arsenal, 22 Oct. 2005 [34]
Ishmael Miller West Brom, Nottingham Forest, Middlesbrough, Huddersfield Manchester Flag of England.svg England U21Age 19 v Wigan Athletic, 18 Mar. 2006 [35]
Michael Johnson Manchester Flag of England.svg England U21Age 18 v Wigan Athletic, 21 Oct. 2006 [36]
Daniel Sturridge Chelsea, Liverpool Birmingham Flag of England.svg Full England CapsAge 17 v Reading, 3 Feb. 2007 [37]
Kelvin Etuhu Barnsley, Bury, Carlisle Kano Age 19 v Norwich City, 25 Sep. 2007 [38] Sven-Göran Eriksson
Sam Williamson Wrexham Manchester Age 20 v Portsmouth, 20 Apr. 2008 [39]
Alex Nimely Coventry City Monrovia Flag of England.svg England U20Age 18 v Burnley, 3 Apr. 2010 [40] Roberto Mancini
Reece Wabara Oldham, Doncaster Birmingham Flag of England.svg England U20Age 19 v Bolton Wanderers, 22 May 2011 [41]
Jérémy Hélan Sheffield Wednesday Paris Flag of France.svg France U19Age 20 v Aston Villa, 25 Sep. 2012

Active players

PlayerCurrent ClubBornInternational HonoursDebutManager
Glenn Whelan Flag placeholder.svg Unattached Dublin Flag of Ireland.svg Full Ireland CapsAge 19 v Total Network Solutions, 28 Aug. 2003 [42] Kevin Keegan
Bradley Wright-Phillips Flag of the United States.svg Columbus Crew London Flag of England.svg England U20Age 19 v Barnsley, 21 Sep. 2004 [43]
Kasper Schmeichel Flag of England.svg Leicester City Copenhagen Flag of Denmark.svg Full Denmark CapsAge 19 v West Ham United, 11 Aug. 2007 [44] Sven-Göran Eriksson
Shaleum Logan Flag of Scotland.svg Aberdeen Manchester Age 19 v Bristol City, 29 Aug. 2007 [45]
Ched Evans Flag of England.svg Preston North End Rhyl Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Full Wales CapsAge 18 v Norwich City, 25 Sep. 2007 [46]
Vladimír Weiss Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovan Bratislava Bratislava Flag of Slovakia.svg Full Slovakia CapsAge 19 v Bolton Wanderers, 24 May 2009 [47] Mark Hughes
Dedryck Boyata Flag of Germany.svg Hertha BSC Brussels Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Full Belgium CapsAge 19 v Middlesbrough, 2 Jan. 2010 [48] Roberto Mancini
Abdisalam Ibrahim Flag of Italy.svg Bisceglie Mogadishu Flag of Norway.svg Full Norway CapsAge 18 v Scunthorpe United, 24 Jan. 2010 [49]
Greg Cunningham Flag of England.svg Preston North End Galway Flag of Ireland.svg Full Ireland CapsAge 18 v Scunthorpe United, 24 Jan. 2010 [50]
Javan Vidal Flag of England.svg Kettering Town Manchester Flag of England.svg England U20Age 21 v West Bromwich Albion, 22 Sep. 2010 [51]
Ben Mee Flag of England.svg Burnley Manchester Flag of England.svg England U21Age 20 v West Bromwich Albion, 22 Sep. 2010 [52]
John Guidetti Flag of Spain.svg Deportivo Alavés Stockholm Flag of Sweden.svg Full Sweden CapsAge 18 v West Bromwich Albion, 22 Sep. 2010 [53]
Chris Chantler Flag of England.svg Colne Manchester Age 20 v Juventus, 16 Dec. 2010 [54]
Abdul Razak Flag of Sweden.svg Örgryte Abidjan Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Full Ivory Coast CapsAge 18 v West Bromwich Albion, 5 Feb. 2011
Ryan McGivern Ulster Banner.svg Newry City Newry Ulster Banner.svg Full Northern Ireland CapsAge 21 v Sunderland, 3 Apr. 2011 [55]
Karim Rekik Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla Rotterdam Flag of the Netherlands.svg Full Netherlands CapsAge 16 v Birmingham City, 21 Sep. 2011
Luca Scapuzzi Flag of Italy.svg Pro Sesto Milan Age 20 v Birmingham City, 21 Sep. 2011
Denis Suárez Flag of Spain.svg Celta Vigo Vigo Flag of Spain.svg Full Spain CapAge 17 v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 26 Oct. 2011
Marcos Lopes Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla Belém de Maria Flag of Portugal.svg Full Portugal CapAge 17 v Watford, 5 Jan. 2013
Emyr Huws Flag placeholder.svg Unattached Llanelli Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Full Wales CapsAge 20 v Blackburn Rovers, 15 Jan. 2014 Manuel Pellegrini
José Ángel Pozo Flag of Spain.svg Rayo Vallecano Málaga Flag of Spain.svg Spain U21Age 18 v Sheffield Wednesday, 24 Sep. 2014
Kelechi Iheanacho Flag of England.svg Leicester City Imo State Flag of Nigeria.svg Full Nigeria CapsAge 18 v Watford, 29 Aug. 2015
Manu García Flag of Spain.svg Deportivo Alavés
(on loan from Flag of Spain.svg Sporting Gijón)
Oviedo Flag of Spain.svg Full Spain CapAge 17 v Sunderland, 22 Sep. 2015
George Evans Flag of England.svg Millwall Cheadle Flag of England.svg England U20Age 20 v Sunderland, 22 Sep. 2015
Bersant Celina Flag of France.svg Dijon Prizren Flag of Kosovo.svg Full Kosovo CapsAge 19 v Norwich, 9 Jan. 2016
Angeliño Flag of Germany.svg RB Leipzig Coristanco Flag of Spain.svg Spain U21Age 19 v Aston Villa, 30 Jan. 2016
Cameron Humphreys Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Zulte Waregem Manchester Flag of England.svg England U19Age 17 v Aston Villa, 30 Jan. 2016
Aleix García Flag of Spain.svg SD Eibar Ulldecona Flag of Spain.svg Spain U21Age 18 v Chelsea, 21 Feb. 2016
Tosin Adarabioyo Flag of England.svg Fulham Manchester Flag of England.svg England U19Age 18 v Chelsea, 21 Feb. 2016
David Faupala Flag placeholder.svg Unattached Bully-les-Mines Flag of France.svg France U18Age 19 v Chelsea, 21 Feb. 2016
Brandon Barker Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers Manchester Flag of England.svg England U20Age 19 v Chelsea, 21 Feb. 2016
Pablo Maffeo Flag of Germany.svg VfB Stuttgart Sant Joan Despi Flag of Spain.svg Spain U21Age 19 v Steaua București, 24 Aug. 2016 Pep Guardiola
Brahim Diaz Flag of Italy.svg A.C. Milan
(on loan from Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid)
Málaga Flag of Spain.svg Full Spain CapAge 17 v Swansea, 21 Sep. 2016
Phil Foden Flag of England.svg Manchester City Stockport Flag of England.svg Full England CapsAge 17 v Feyenoord, 21 Nov. 2017
Lukas Nmecha Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg Hamburg Flag of England.svg England U21
Flag of Germany.svg Germany U21
Age 19 v Leicester City, 19 Dec. 2017
Tom Dele-Bashiru Flag of England.svg Watford Manchester Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria U23Age 18 v Leicester City, 19 Dec. 2017
Claudio Gomes Flag of England.svg Manchester City Argenteuil Flag of France.svg France U20Age 18 v Chelsea, 5 Aug. 2018
Arijanet Muric Flag of England.svg Manchester City Zürich Flag of Kosovo.svg Full Kosovo CapsAge 19 v Oxford United, 25 Sep. 2018
Adrián Bernabé Flag of Italy.svg Parma Barcelona Flag of Spain.svg Spain U17Age 17 v Oxford United, 25 Sep. 2018
Eric García Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona Barcelona Flag of Spain.svg Full Spain CapsAge 17 v Leicester City, 18 Dec. 2018
Ian Poveda Flag of England.svg Leeds United London Flag of England.svg England U20Age 18 v Burton Albion, 23 Jan. 2019
Felix Nmecha Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg Hamburg Flag of England.svg England U19Age 18 v Burton Albion, 23 Jan. 2019
Taylor Harwood-Bellis Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht
(on loan from Flag of England.svg Manchester City)
Stockport Flag of England.svg England U20Age 17 v Preston North End, 24 Sep. 2019
Tommy Doyle Flag of England.svg Manchester City Manchester Flag of England.svg England U20Age 18 v Southampton, 29 Oct. 2019
Liam Delap Flag of England.svg Manchester City Winchester Flag of England.svg England U18Age 17 v Bournemouth, 24 Sep. 2020
Cole Palmer Flag of England.svg Manchester City Manchester Flag of England.svg England U18Age 18 v Burnley, 30 Sep. 2020

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The 2021–22 season will be the 127st season in the existence of Manchester City F.C. and the club's 20th consecutive season in the top-flight of English football. In addition to the domestic league, Manchester City will participate in this season's editions of the FA Cup and the EFL Cup, as well as the UEFA Champions League. Manchester City will be defending their Premier League and EFL Cup titles.

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