List of Manchester City F.C. seasons

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Maine Road was Manchester City's home for 80 years (1923–2003). Initially built with a capacity of 80,000 it was the then largest football stadium in the country after Wembley Stadium.

Manchester City are an English professional association football club based in Manchester, who currently play in the Premier League. The list covers the period from 1891 (when the club, then known as Ardwick, joined the Football Alliance) to the present day. It details the club's achievements in senior league and cup competitions, and the top scorers for each season. The club was renamed Manchester City F.C in 1894, and moved to Maine Road in 1923. Since 2003 the club has played at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Background[edit]

The Manchester City team that won the FA Cup in 1904, the club's first major honour

Manchester City were formed in 1880 as West Gorton (St. Marks).[1] At this time organised League football did not exist; ordinary matches (what today would be called friendly games) were arranged on a largely ad hoc basis and supplemented by the competitive games that cup competition required. No complete record of the club's matches prior to 1891 survives. In 1890, the club entered the FA Cup for the first time, but withdrew in the second qualifying round. The following season they joined the Football Alliance, and in 1892 were elected to the newly formed Football League Second Division. In 1894 the club restructured, changing its name to Manchester City in the process.

The club first reached the highest division of English football in 1899.[2] Since then City have undergone a further 22 promotions and relegations, though the majority of their history has been spent in the top division of English league football. The club has won the League Championship four times, the FA Cup five times, the League Cup three times and the European Cup Winners' Cup once.

In 1970 League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup victories were both achieved in the same season, making Manchester City only the second English club (Leeds United were the first in 1968) to achieve a domestic cup and European cup double within the same year,[3] and the first English club to do so within the same season. The Blues were also the last team to win the English League championship with a team consisting entirely of players of English nationality (many of whom were also native Mancunians).

As of the end of the 2009–10 season, the club had played 4,919 competitive matches.[4][5] In that time the club has spent 81 seasons in the top division of English football, 25 seasons in the second, and one season in the third.

Seasons[edit]

Table correct as of 11 May 2014
Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe / Other Top scorer[A] Goals
Division (Tier) P W D L F A Pts Pos
1891–92 Alln 22 6 6 10 39 51 18 8th QR Hugh Morris 10
1892–93 Div 2 (2) 22 9 3 10 45 40 21 5th QR David Weir 8
1893–94 Div 2 (2) 28 8 2 18 47 71 18 13th QR Hugh Morris 7
1894–95 Div 2 (2) 30 14 3 13 82 72 31 9th Did not enter[B] Pat Finnerhan 15
1895–96 Div 2 (2) 30 21 4 5 63 38 46 2nd[C] Withdrew[D] Billy Meredith 13
1896–97 Div 2 (2) 30 12 8 10 58 50 32 6th R1 Billy Meredith 10
1897–98 Div 2 (2) 30 15 9 6 66 36 39 3rd R2 Billie Gillespie 19
1898–99 Div 2 (2) 34 23 6 5 92 35 52 1st R1 Billy Meredith 30
1899–1900 Div 1 (1) 34 13 8 13 50 44 34 7th R1 Billy Meredith 14
1900–01 Div 1 (1) 34 13 6 15 48 58 32 11th R1 Joe Cassidy 15
1901–02 Div 1 (1) 34 11 6 17 42 58 28 18th R2 Billie Gillespie 15
1902–03 Div 2 (2) 34 25 4 5 95 29 54 1st R1 Billie Gillespie 30
1903–04 Div 1 (1) 34 19 6 9 71 45 44 2nd W Billie Gillespie
Sandy Turnbull
21
1904–05 Div 1 (1) 34 20 6 8 66 37 46 3rd R2 Sandy Turnbull 20
1905–06 Div 1 (1) 38 19 5 14 73 54 43 5th R1 Irvine Thornley 21
1906–07 Div 1 (1) 38 10 12 16 53 77 32 17th R1 Irvine Thornley 14
1907–08 Div 1 (1) 38 16 11 11 62 54 43 3rd R3 Irvine Thornley 14
1908–09 Div 1 (1) 38 15 4 19 67 69 34 19th R1 Irvine Thornley 18
1909–10 Div 2 (2) 38 23 8 7 81 40 54 1st R4 George Dorsett
Billy Lot Jones
14
1910–11 Div 1 (1) 38 9 13 16 43 58 31 17th R2 George Wynn 9
1911–12 Div 1 (1) 38 13 9 16 56 58 35 15th R2 George Wynn 18
1912–13 Div 1 (1) 38 18 8 12 53 37 44 6th R2 George Wynn 16
1913–14 Div 1 (1) 38 14 8 16 51 53 36 13th R4 Tommy Browell 14
1914–15 Div 1 (1) 38 15 13 10 49 39 43 5th R3 Fred Howard 18
No competitive football was played between 1915 and 1919 due to the First World War.
During the war the club played in the Lancashire section of the non-competitive War Leagues.
1915–16 War 26 16 3 7 61 35 35 1st n/a Subsidiary Tournament[E] 1st Horace Barnes 36
1916–17 War 30 14 9 7 49 29 37 4th n/a Subsidiary Tournament 4th Horace Barnes 16
1917–18 War 30 15 8 7 53 28 38 4th n/a Subsidiary Tournament 1st Billy Lomas 22
1918–19 War 30 15 3 12 57 36 33 5th n/a Subsidiary Tournament 1st Horace Barnes 20
1919–20 Div 1 (1) 42 18 9 15 71 62 45 7th R2 Horace Barnes 23
1920–21 Div 1 (1) 42 24 6 12 70 50 54 2nd R1 Tommy Browell 32
1921–22 Div 1 (1) 42 18 9 15 65 70 45 10th R3 Tommy Browell 26
1922–23 Div 1 (1) 42 17 11 14 50 49 45 8th R1 Horace Barnes 21
1923–24 Div 1 (1) 42 15 12 15 54 71 42 11th SF Horace Barnes 22
1924–25 Div 1 (1) 42 17 9 16 76 68 43 10th R1 Frank Roberts 32
1925–26 Div 1 (1) 42 12 11 19 89 100 35 21st RU Frank Roberts 30
1926–27 Div 2 (2) 42 22 10 10 108 61 54 3rd R3 Tommy Johnson 25
1927–28 Div 2 (2) 42 25 9 8 100 59 59 1st R5 Tommy Johnson
Frank Roberts
20
1928–29 Div 1 (1) 42 18 9 15 95 86 45 8th R3 Tommy Johnson 38
1929–30 Div 1 (1) 42 49 9 14 91 81 47 3rd R5 Tommy Tait 31
1930–31 Div 1 (1) 42 18 10 14 75 70 46 8th R3 Eric Brook 17
1931–32 Div 1 (1) 42 13 12 17 83 73 38 14th SF Dave Halliday 32
1932–33 Div 1 (1) 42 16 5 21 68 71 37 16th RU Fred Tilson 23
1933–34 Div 1 (1) 42 17 11 14 65 72 45 5th W Alec Herd 21
1934–35 Div 1 (1) 42 20 8 14 82 67 48 4th R3 Charity Shield RU Fred Tilson 18
1935–36 Div 1 (1) 42 17 8 17 68 60 42 9th R5 Eric Brook 16
1936–37 Div 1 (1) 42 22 13 7 107 61 57 1st QF Peter Doherty 32
1937–38 Div 1 (1) 42 14 8 20 80 77 36 21st QF Charity Shield W Peter Doherty 26
1938–39 Div 2 (2) 42 21 7 14 96 72 49 5th R4 Alec Herd 22
1939–40[F] Div 2 (2) 3 1 1 1 6 5 3 n/a n/a n/a
No league football was played between 1939 and 1946 due to the Second World War.
During the war the club played in the non-competitive War Leagues.
1939–40 War 22 12 4 6 63 41 26 4th n/a War Cup R1 Alec Herd 19
1940–41 War 35 18 10 7 104 55 46 3rd n/a War Cup R4 Jim Currier 47
1941–42 War 18 8 3 7 48 54 21 17th n/a Jack Boothway 22
War 17 9 1 7 33 26 19 n/a[G] n/a War Cup R3 Jack Boothway 12
1942–43 War 18 7 1 10 46 54 47 30th n/a Jim Currier 11
War 19 11 5 3 41 24 27 3rd n/a War Cup R3 Jim Currier 15
1943–44 War 18 9 2 7 38 35 20 17th n/a Peter Doherty 12
War 21 10 5 6 55 36 25 19th n/a War Cup SF Jimmy Heale 13
1944–45 War 18 9 4 5 53 31 22 10th n/a George Smith 14
War 19 7 2 10 32 43 16 47th n/a War Cup R1 Billy Williamson 10
1945–46 War[H] 42 19 4 19 78 75 42 10th R4 Jimmy Constantine 29[I]
1946–47 Div 2 (2) 42 26 10 6 78 35 62 1st R5 George Smith 23
1947–48 Div 1 (1) 42 15 12 15 52 47 42 10th R5 Andy Black 17
1948–49 Div 1 (1) 42 15 15 12 47 51 45 7th R3 George Smith 13
1949–50 Div 1 (1) 42 8 13 21 36 68 29 21st R3 Roy Clarke 10
1950–51 Div 2 (2) 42 19 14 9 89 61 52 2nd R3 Dennis Westcott 26
1951–52 Div 1 (1) 42 13 13 16 58 61 39 15th R3 Johnny Hart
Dennis Westcott
11
1952–53 Div 1 (1) 42 14 7 21 72 87 35 20th R4 Billy Spurdle
Johnny Williamson
12
1953–54 Div 1 (1) 42 14 9 19 62 77 37 17th R4 Don Revie 13
1954–55 Div 1 (1) 42 18 10 14 76 69 46 7th RU Johnny Hart
Joe Hayes
15
1955–56 Div 1 (1) 42 18 10 14 82 69 46 4th W Joe Hayes 27
1956–57 Div 1 (1) 42 13 9 20 78 88 35 18th R3 Charity Shield RU Bobby Johnstone 19
1957–58 Div 1 (1) 42 22 5 15 104 100 49 5th R3 Joe Hayes 26
1958–59 Div 1 (1) 42 11 9 22 64 95 31 20th R3 Colin Barlow 18
1959–60 Div 1 (1) 42 17 3 22 78 84 37 16th R3 Billy McAdams 22
1960–61 Div 1 (1) 42 13 11 18 79 90 37 13th R4 R3 Denis Law 23
1961–62 Div 1 (1) 42 17 7 18 78 81 41 12th R4 R1 Peter Dobing 22
1962–63 Div 1 (1) 42 10 11 21 58 102 31 21st R5 R5 Alex Harley 32
1963–64 Div 2 (2) 42 18 10 14 84 66 46 6th R3 SF Derek Kevan 36
1964–65 Div 2 (2) 42 16 9 17 63 62 41 11th R3 R2 Derek Kevan 20
1965–66 Div 2 (2) 42 22 15 5 76 44 59 1st QF R3 Neil Young 17
1966–67 Div 1 (1) 42 12 15 15 43 52 39 15th QF R3 Colin Bell 14
1967–68 Div 1 (1) 42 26 6 10 86 43 58 1st R4 R4 Neil Young 21
1968–69 Div 1 (1) 42 15 10 17 64 55 40 13th W R3 European Cup R1 Francis Lee 18
Charity Shield W
1969–70 Div 1 (1) 42 16 11 15 55 48 43 10th R4 W Cup Winners' Cup W Colin Bell
Francis Lee
22
Charity Shield RU
1970–71 Div 1 (1) 42 12 17 13 47 42 41 11th R5 R2 Cup Winners' Cup SF Colin Bell
Francis Lee
19
Anglo-Italian League Cup RU
1971–72 Div 1 (1) 42 23 11 8 77 45 57 4th R3 R3 Texaco Cup R1 Francis Lee 35
1972–73 Div 1 (1) 42 15 11 16 57 60 41 11th R5 R3 UEFA Cup R1 Rodney Marsh 19
Charity Shield W
1973–74 Div 1 (1) 42 14 12 16 39 46 40 14th R4 RU Charity Shield RU Francis Lee 18
1974–75 Div 1 (1) 42 18 10 14 54 54 46 8th R3 R3 Texaco Cup Groups Colin Bell 18
1975–76 Div 1 (1) 42 16 11 15 64 46 43 8th R4 W Anglo-Scottish Cup Groups Dennis Tueart 24
1976–77 Div 1 (1) 42 21 14 7 60 34 56 2nd R5 R2 UEFA Cup R1 Brian Kidd 23
Tennent Caledonian Cup 3rd
1977–78 Div 1 (1) 42 20 12 10 74 51 52 4th R4 R5 UEFA Cup R1 Brian Kidd 20
1978–79 Div 1 (1) 42 13 13 16 58 56 39 15th R4 R5 UEFA Cup R4 Mick Channon 15
1979–80 Div 1 (1) 42 12 13 17 43 66 37 17th R3 R3 Michael Robinson 9
1980–81 Div 1 (1) 42 14 11 17 56 59 39 12th RU SF Kevin Reeves 17
1981–82 Div 1 (1) 42 15 13 14 49 50 58[J] 10th R4 R4 Trevor Francis 14
1982–83 Div 1 (1) 42 13 8 21 47 70 47 20th R4 R3 David Cross 13
1983–84 Div 2 (2) 42 20 10 12 66 48 70 4th R3 R3 Derek Parlane 19
1984–85 Div 2 (2) 42 21 11 10 66 40 74 3rd R3 R4 Gordon Smith 14
1985–86 Div 1 (1) 42 11 12 19 43 57 45 15th R4 R3 Full Members Cup RU Mark Lillis 12
1986–87 Div 1 (1) 42 8 15 19 36 57 39 21st R3 R3 Full Members Cup R4 Imre Varadi 9
1987–88 Div 2 (2) 44 19 8 17 80 60 65 9th QF QF Full Members Cup R2 Paul Stewart 27
1988–89 Div 2 (2) 46 23 13 10 77 53 82 2nd R4 R4 Full Members Cup R2 Paul Moulden 17
1989–90 Div 1 (1) 38 12 12 16 43 52 48 14th R3 R4 Full Members Cup R2 Clive Allen 11
1990–91 Div 1 (1) 38 17 11 10 64 53 62 5th R5 R3 Full Members Cup R4 Niall Quinn 21
1991–92 Div 1 (1) 42 20 10 12 61 48 70 5th R3 R4 Full Members Cup R2 David White 21
1992–93 Prem[K] (1) 42 15 12 15 56 51 57 9th QF R3 David White 19
1993–94 Prem (1) 42 9 18 15 38 49 45 16th R4 R4 Niall Quinn
Mike Sheron
6
1994–95 Prem (1) 42 12 13 17 53 64 49 17th R5 R5 Uwe Rösler 22
1995–96 Prem (1) 38 9 11 18 33 58 38 18th R5 R3 Uwe Rösler 13
1996–97 Div 1 (2) 46 17 10 19 59 60 61 14th R5 R2 Uwe Rösler 16
1997–98 Div 1 (2) 46 12 12 22 56 57 48 22nd R4 R1 Paul Dickov 9
1998–99 Div 2 (3) 46 22 16 8 69 33 82 3rd[L] R3 R2 Football League Trophy R1 Shaun Goater 22
1999–2000 Div 1 (2) 46 26 11 9 78 40 89 2nd R4 R2 Shaun Goater 29
2000–01 Prem (1) 38 8 10 20 41 65 34 18th R5 R5 Shaun Goater 11
2001–02 Div 1 (2) 46 31 6 9 108 52 99 1st R5 R4 Shaun Goater 32
2002–03 Prem (1) 38 15 6 17 47 54 51 9th R3 R3 Nicolas Anelka 14
2003–04 Prem (1) 38 9 14 15 55 54 41 16th R5 R4 UEFA Cup R2 Nicolas Anelka 24
2004–05 Prem (1) 38 13 13 12 47 39 52 8th R3 R3 Robbie Fowler
Shaun Wright-Phillips
11
2005–06 Prem (1) 38 13 4 21 43 48 43 15th QF R2 Andrew Cole
Darius Vassell
10
2006–07 Prem (1) 38 11 9 18 29 44 42 14th QF R2 Joey Barton 7
2007–08 Prem (1) 38 15 10 13 45 53 55 9th R4 QF Elano 10
2008–09 Prem (1) 38 15 5 18 58 50 50 10th R3 R2 UEFA Cup QF Robinho 15
2009–10 Prem (1) 38 18 13 7 73 45 67 5th R5 SF Carlos Tévez 29
2010–11 Prem (1) 38 21 8 9 60 33 71 3rd W R3 Europa League Last 16 Carlos Tévez 23
2011–12 Prem (1) 38 28 5 5 93 29 89 1st R3 SF Community Shield RU Sergio Agüero 30
Champions League Groups
Europa League Last 16
2012–13 Prem (1) 38 23 9 6 66 34 78 2nd RU R3 Community Shield W Carlos Tévez
Sergio Agüero
17
Champions League Groups
2013–14 Prem (1) 38 27 5 6 102 37 86 1st R6 W Champions League Last 16 Sergio Agüero 28

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Footnotes[edit]

  • A Figures include goals in League, FA Cup, League Cup, European competitions, play-offs/test matches and the Charity Shield.
  • B An administrative error meant the club did not enter the FA Cup in 1895.[6]
  • C Failed to gain promotion after test matches.
  • D The club withdrew from the FA Cup during the qualifying rounds in both 1890–91 and 1895–96. The reasons for withdrawal are unclear.
  • E The Subsidiary Tournament was a round-robin competition played following the completion of league fixtures.
  • F The 1939–40 English football season was abandoned in early September and all results annulled, after only three matches had been played due to the Second World War.
  • G Unplaced. 18 matches or more were required for a team to be placed.
  • H The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46 but the Football League did not resume until the following season.
  • I Four of these goals were scored in the FA Cup.
  • J The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win.
  • K Up until 1992, the top division of English football was the Football League First Division; since then, it has been the FA Premier League. At the same time, the Second Division was renamed the First Division, and the Third Division was renamed the Second Division.
  • L Promoted via play-offs.

References[edit]

General
  • James, Gary (2006). Manchester City – The Complete Record. Derby: Breedon. ISBN 1-85983-512-0. 
  • Baskcomb, Julian (ed.) (1997). Manchester City F.C. Official Handbook 1997–98. Leicester: Polar. 
  • Richard Rundle. "Manchester City". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 26 May 2007. 
  • "MCFCStats". Retrieved 26 May 2007. 
Specific
  1. ^ James, p17.
  2. ^ James, p30.
  3. ^ "Football : Multiple Trophy Winners". Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Complete playing record". Retrieved 24 March 2011.  Excludes wartime matches and the abandoned 1939–40 season.
  5. ^ "Fixtures". Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ James, p. 274.