MANCHESTER CITY F.C.


2002-2003


Match Worn Shirt


Peter Schmeichel


Things to Know:

In 2002, Schmeichel completed a move to Manchester City on a free transfer. He played only one season, in 2002–03. Schmeichel’s record in the Manchester derby is exceptional, in that he was never on the losing side. During his nine years with Manchester United, they were unbeaten against Manchester City, while in his single season with City, they won at Maine Road and drew at Old Trafford. Schmeichel announced his retirement from football in April 2003

Did you Know?

While Peter Schmeichel joined Manchester City also his son Kasper joined the team. It was September 2002 when his son signed a long-term contract, which covered schoolboy, scholar and professional terms.

MANCHESTER CITY F.C.


February 28th 2016


Liverpool vs Manchester City


“Capital One 2016” Final


Game Used Ball


Did you Know?

The 2016 Football League Cup Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium, London, on 28 February 2016 to determine the winner of the 2015–16 Football League Cup, the 56th edition of the Football League Cup, a competition for the 92 teams in the Premier League and Football League. It was contested by Liverpool and Manchester City, with Manchester City winning 3–1 in a penalty shoot-out after the match had finished 1–1 after extra time. They would have qualified for the Third Qualifying Round of the 2016–17 UEFA Europa League, but they already qualified for the season’s UEFA Champions League via their league position. Liverpool were participating in a record 12th League Cup Final, having previously won a record eight, most recently in 2012 against Cardiff City. Their last loss was in 2005 to Chelsea. Manchester City made their fifth appearance in the final, having won three previous times, the last of which as recently as 2014 against Sunderland. In the 49th minute Fernandinho opened the scoring for Man City with a low shot from a tight angle on the right of the box that went into the far corner under Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. In the 60th minute Raheem Sterling had a chance to make it 2-0 but he passed the ball wide of the near post from six yards out. In the 83rd minute, Daniel Sturridge drilled the ball in from the right beyond the far post, the ball came to Adam Lallana whose shot hit the face of the near post with the ball coming back to Philippe Coutinho, who scored with a low right foot shot from 12 yards out. There were no more goals in the 90 minutes or in the 30 minutes of extra-time with the match going to a penalty shoot-out. Emre Can scored the first penalty of the shoot-out for Liverpool before Fernandinho missed the first spot-kick for Man City, hitting the post. Lucas Leiva then missed the next kick for Liverpool, with Willy Caballero diving to his left to save. Jesús Navas then scored with his kick before Philippe Coutinho missed with the next kick for Liverpool, Caballero saving again to his left. Sergio Agüero then scored before Caballero dived to his right to save from Adam Lallana. Yaya Touré scored with a low shot to the left to win the game for Man City 3-1 on penalties.

MANCHESTER CITY F.C.


2017/2018


Champions League


Napoli vs Manchester City


Match Worn Shirt


De Bruyne Kevin


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Kevin De Bruyne during the Champions League between Napoli and Manchester City which took place in Napoli, “San Paolo” Stadium, on November 1st 2017. Manchester City defeated Napoli 4-2 and at the end of the game De Bruyne swapped his shirt with a Napoli’s player whom we got it from. On 30 August 2015, Manchester City announced the arrival of De Bruyne on a six-year contract, for a reported club-record fee of £55 million (€75 million), making him the second most expensive transfer in British football history after Ángel Di María’s move to Manchester United in 2014. He made his debut for the team in the Premier League on 12 September against Crystal Palace, replacing injured Sergio Agüero in the 25th minute. On 19 September, he scored his first goal for the club against West Ham United in first half stoppage time in an eventual 2–1 loss. In the season 2017/2018 De Bruyne set up both Agüero’s and Gabriel Jesus’ goals, on 9 September 2017, in a 5–0 home victory over Liverpool. On 16 September, De Bruyne assisted Agüero for his first goal in an eventual 6–0 win over Watford. On 26 September, De Bruyne scored his first goal of the 2017–18 season in a 2–0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk. On 30 September 2017, he scored his first goal of the 2017–18 Premier League season, as City beat his former club Chelsea with a 1–0 scoreline at Stamford Bridge. On 14 October, De Bruyne provided two assists in a 7–2 win over Stoke City. On 5 November, De Bruyne scored in a 3–1 win over Arsenal. On 18 November, he scored in a 2–0 away win over Leicester City. On 29 November, he scored City’s opener and assisted Sterling’s last-minute winner in a 2–1 win over Southampton. On 13 December, De Bruyne scored in a 4–0 away win over Swansea City, which extended their record run of consecutive top-flight wins to 15 games. On 16 December, he scored in a 4–1 win over Tottenham Hotspur, with Pep Guardiola saying that De Bruyne is “helping the club become a better institution”. On 27 December, De Bruyne provided an assist for Sterling’s goal in a 1–0 win over Newcastle United. On 9 January, De Bruyne scored in a 2–1 win over Bristol City in the first leg of the semi-finals of the EFL Cup. On 20 January, he provided an assist for Agüero’s first goal of the game (who scored a hat-trick in the game), in a 3–1 win over Newcastle United. On 22 January 2018, De Bruyne signed a new long-term contract with the club, keeping him at the club until 2023. On 23 January, he scored the winning goal in a 3–2 win over Bristol City in the EFL Cup semi-final second leg, which helped City advance to the final, having won the tie by an aggregate scoreline of 5–3.[86] On 31 January, he scored and assisted in a 3–0 win over West Bromwich Albion, and was voted BBC Man of the Match. On 10 February, he provided three assists, two for Sergio Agüero and one for Raheem Sterling, in a 5–1 win over Leicester City, taking his assists tally to 14. On 25 February, he started in the 2018 EFL Cup Final against Arsenal, and played the whole 90 minutes, with Manchester City winning 3–0 to obtain their first piece of silverware of the 2017–18 season, and their first trophy overall under Pep Guardiola. On 31 March 2018, he provided an assist for Gabriel Jesus in a 3–1 win over Everton, ensuring that City would require only one more win to secure the Premier League title. On 22 April, he scored in a 5–0 win over Swansea City. On 13 May, on the final day of the season, De Bruyne assisted Gabriel Jesus’ winning goal in a 1–0 win over Southampton, which took champions City’s total points tally to 100. De Bruyne was also voted as BBC Man of the Match. For his 16 assists registered across the league season, De Bruyne won the inaugural Premier League Playmaker of the Season award. He was also selected in the PFA Team of the Year, and was also voted as Manchester City Player of the Season.

MANCHESTER CITY F.C.


2018/2019


Champions League


Match Worn Shirt


Aguero Sergio


Did you Know?

Having scored on Manchester City’s opening fixture of the season against Brighton & Hove Albion on 12 August, Agüero scored his second goal of the season against Liverpool in a 5–0 win on 9 September. This was his 124th Premier League goal, and saw him overtake Trinidadian Dwight Yorke as the top-scoring non-European in the competition’s history. One week later, Agüero scored his sixth Premier League hat-trick in a 6–0 win at Watford to put Manchester City top of the league. On 28 September, Agüero was involved in a road accident after attending a Maluma concert in Amsterdam, when his taxi crashed into a lamppost. He was left with a fractured rib and ruled out for two weeks. On 21 October, Agüero scored his 177th goal for Manchester City in a 3–0 win over Burnley, equalling the record set by Eric Brook. This was also the Citizens 11th straight win, equalling another club record. He scored his record 178th goal for the team on 1 November away at Napoli in a Champions League group game, a 4–2 win that sent his team through to the knockout stages of the competition. On 20 January, Agüero scored his second hat-trick of the season against Newcastle in a 3–1 win, his second goal being the landmark 350th goal of his career. He was later awarded the Premier League Player of the Month for January, claiming the award for the fifth time in his career. On 10 February, Agüero scored four goals in a 5–1 Premier League home thrashing of Leicester City, claiming his third hat-trick of the season. He opened the scoring in the 2018 EFL Cup Final on 25 February, by chipping Arsenal’s David Ospina in a 1vs1 situation, ultimately helping City secure a convincing 3–0 victory at Wembley Stadium.

MANCHESTER CITY F.C.


2019/2020


Manchester City vs Arsenal


Match Worn Shirt


Sanè Leroy 


Did you Know?

This shirt was worn by Leroy Sanè during the Premier League between Manchester City and Arsenal which took place in Manchester, “Etihad Stadium” on June 17th 2020. Manchester City defeated Arsenal 3-0. This style of shirt with the special “Cityzens Giving for Recovery” sponsor on chest was used by the team in this game only. Plus the team replaced player’s names on the back with “Black Lives Matter”. On June 12th players from all 20 Premier League clubs released a joint statement saying the nameplate on their kits would have been replaced by the statement “Black Lives Matter”. “We, the players, stand together with the singular objective of eradicating racial prejudice wherever it exists, to bring about a global society of inclusion, respect, and equal opportunities for All, regardless of their color or creed,” the statement read. “This symbol is a sign of unity from all players, all staff, all clubs, all match officials and the Premier League.” The Premier League confirmed its support to the players’s jersey decision, which affected the first 12 matches of the restart through June 22, and stated the league would have included a “Black Lives Matter” patch on all uniforms for the remainder of the term. It also provided clearance for any player who wants to kneel before the start of a match.
“The Premier League believes there is no room for racism, anywhere,” it said in a statement. The announcement came amid worldwide protests focused on ending racial injustice and police brutality after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American, was killed while in police custody on May 25. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling discussed his support of the movement on BBC Newsnight (via Sky Sports). “This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years. Just like the pandemic, we want to find a solution to stop it,” he said. “At the same time, this is what all these protesters are doing. They are trying to find a solution and a way to stop the injustice they are seeing, and they are fighting for their cause.”

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The sponsor on chest is related to the “Cityzens Giving for Recovery” that was launched by City Football Group (CFG), which is a 12-month recovery campaign bringing together its nine clubs, thousands of staff, players and coaches, and millions of fans to help communities get back on their feet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the wake of the pandemic, CFG has been supporting the emergency global COVID-19 response for the past three months, through almost £1,000,000 of donations, in-kind support and the loaning of facilities. When the Premier League restarted after the pandemic CFG delivered another £1,000,000 of funding and support through its “Cityzens Giving for Recovery” initiative. The recovery projects focused on various themes including mental and physical health, education for vulnerable young people and tackling loneliness and isolation amongst other initiatives. CFG looked to help facilitate the efforts through its clubs, staff, players, coaches, fans and its partners including its principal partner of more than a decade, Etihad Airways. Etihad generously donated the space on the front of City’s shirt, which normally bears its company branding, to “Cityzens Giving for Recovery” for this home match against Arsenal – that was also the Club’s first game in more than three months after the pandemic.