Manchester City’s men’s team finished the season without a trophy but managed a third-place finish in the Premier League to secure qualification for the Champions League for the seventh consecutive season.
Manchester City’s women’s team enjoyed their most successful season to date, winning a clean-sweep of domestic honours and reaching the semi-final of the Champions League in their debut campaign.
City’s EDS finished second in Premier League 2, while the U18s won the Northern Division and once again made it to the showpiece FA Youth Cup final, and the Academy celebrated a total of nine trophies across all age groups.
2016-17 was a mixed season for City’s men’s team. They failed to land a major trophy but there was a clear improvement in the style of football the team played. Pep Guardiola, in his first 12 months as manager, introduced a high-intensity, quick passing game that saw City produce some of the best football in the Club’s history in finishing third in the Premier League.
The women’s team continued their remarkable rise. They now hold all three major domestic trophies and continue to raise the standard of the game in England whilst breaking attendance and viewing records.
Elite development squad
The EDS, made up primarily of scholars, finished second in the U23s Premier League 2 and were knocked out of the UEFA Youth League by eventual winners Salzburg in a playoff to the reach the quarter-final stage. The young U23 team scored more goals than any other in PL2, and two of its members, Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden, enjoyed their first team debuts.
Manchester City’s U18 boys were unbeaten for the first 21 games of the season, and won the North Division with 55 points from 22 games. For the third successive season they reached the FA Youth Cup final where they were beaten by Chelsea.
The girls academy launched in July 2016 and is now home to 120 players from U10s up to first team.