Manchester City

How many Manchester City fans can say they’ve seen every one of their matches? The hardcore supporters might say yes, but even the rest of us may be surprised to find that we don’t know all there is to know about our favorite club. Discover 10 secrets you didn’t know about Manchester City in this list of the top 10 things you should know if you call yourself a fan!

1) Pep Guardiola is here to stay
Pep Guardiola is coming to manage one of the most famous soccer clubs in the world, but who really is he? And what does he mean for Manchester City’s players and fans? Here are 10 secrets you didn’t know about Pep Guardiola.
1) There were two options: fight or accept the reality.

2) Clubs are in direct competition with clubs from different leagues
If you are a fan of Man City, you know all about their motto, nothing is won until it’s won. It has helped the club focus on what matters most: the performance on the pitch.
The team knows that in order to be champions they need to focus on consistency and winning their matches. These 10 secrets should help fans understand the thoughts and values of their favorite club and take them one step closer to joining us.
10 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Man City

3) David Silva’s non-competitive goalscoring record
Whether or not he is on the pitch, David Silva is vital to City’s success. That’s because the Spaniard is still the club’s top goalscorer with 109 goals, which includes 93 in English league competitions. His most memorable and iconic strike for the team came against PSG at The Etihad Stadium in a Champions League Quarter-Final in April 2013 when he performed an expertly-timed scissor kick from distance.

4) How Jose Mourinho convinced John Stones to play for Chelsea
10 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Man City: 1. The City of Manchester was officially founded by Roman General Publius Ostorius Scapula, who ordered its construction in AD 79. 2. In the 19th century, three cities (Salford, Manchester and Ardwick) had formed a single built-up area and at one time local government bodies tried to adopt the titles of Manchester, Salford and Ardwick. 3.

5) The close links between Manuel Pellegrini and Txiki Begiristain
Manuel Pellegrini and Txiki Begiristain both had previous positions at Real Madrid, with Pellegrini as manager and Begiristain in the directorial role. Manuel Pellegrini’s father was also a former player for the club before he emigrated to Chile, so there is some family connection there too.
It is safe to say that Begiristain knows exactly what kind of players and skills he needs to bring in.

6) Jesus Navas has the best cross accuracy (min 1000 crosses)

  1. Jesus Navas has the best cross accuracy (min 1000 crosses) – a whopping 80% success rate. That’s how he got his nickname, ‘The Angel’. He’s top of the pile when it comes to assists and is always up there when a team-mate scores with one of his deliveries.
    Jesus Navas hails from Seville in Spain but Man City beat off stiff competition to sign him in 2011.

7) Samir Nasri beats David Silva to top assist spot at City
You might be one of those people who think that City doesn’t really have any secrets. That may be true when it comes to non-fans, but there are a few things that City fans know that you probably don’t.

8) Sergio Aguero has never scored a header against Arsenal
10 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Man City

  1. Sergio Aguero has never scored a header against Arsenal in six meetings since his debut season. After scoring his latest goal against the Gunners in December’s 4-2 win, he said: Arsenal is always a difficult team and a good victory for us.

9) Fernandinho leads all Premier League players in tackles won per game since 2011/12 (min 500 games).
Fernandinho is a huge part of City’s success, in both defense and attack. He leads all Premier League players in tackles won per game since 2011/12 (min 500 games). 10 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Man City

10) Yaya Toure has never lost an FA Cup tie v lower league opposition.
Not much of a surprise here. Yaya Toure has been an integral player for Man City for the last few years, scoring on 59 occasions in his four and a half seasons with the club. What is surprising, however, is that Toure has never lost an FA Cup tie against lower league opposition. He’s played four ties now (winning three), and scored once – with West Ham holding him goalless earlier this season.

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