Having held the Premier League title for two of the previous three years, Manchester City ended the 2014-15 season with a second place Premier League finish, and qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Despite a lack of trophies, Sergio Agüero secured the Golden Boot for the first time having scored a remarkable 26 league goals, and Joe Hart celebrated his fourth Golden Glove win with 14 clean sheets. The team also returned the best goal difference and injury record in the Premier League.
It was the women’s team who brought cup success in their very first season as Manchester City Women’s Football Club, with a Continental Cup win in October 2014. In pre-season 2015, five new players including four internationals and an England U23 player joined the team, and the entire squad were made full time, making City only the second WSL team to do so.
The men's youth teams have continued to excel with national titles for the U10s and U13s, a national cup for the U14s, an international cup for the U21s and first team debuts for ten youth team players. The Academy is now home to 26 international players between U16 and U19, of which 14 are England players.
The groundbreaking City Football Academy was officially opened in December 2014; this elite facility adjacent to the Etihad Stadium is now home to all of our men’s, women’s and youth teams on an 80 acre site featuring 16.5 pitches and a 7,000 capacity stadium.
City Football Schools have gone from strength to strength and are now operating in six countries. In 2014-15 we introduced the City Football Language programme and the first ever Manchester City FC Americas Cup, held in San Diego in May.