Who Owns Manchester City?

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Manchester City's owner Sheikh Mansour, centre, applauds as he stands between chief executive Garry Cook, right, and chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
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Laura Paterson @ Sep 30, 2022, 4:15 AM
  • Manchester City is owned by City Football Group (CFG).
  • The majority shares are owned by Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
  • Sheikh Mansour has a net worth of around $21 billion.

Although Manchester City has been around since 1880, when it was originally founded as St. Marks, its biggest success has undoubtedly come in the last decade. It’s no coincidence the club’s fortunes changed in the 2008 takeover by the City Football Group (a holding company for the Abu Dhabi United Group).

Since the takeover, Manchester City has consistently been the favorite in the Premier League betting odds and other soccer odds for winning almost every match they play.

Who Owns Manchester City?

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family and the majority shareholder of CFG, the company that owns Premier League club Manchester City.

The group purchased Manchester City in 2008 after a tumultuous period of ownership under Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, which nearly led to a complete financial breakdown of the club.

Who is Sheikh Mansour?

Sheikh Mansour is a man of many business interests. Besides being part of the Abu Dhabi Royal Family and owner of the Abu Dhabi United Group, he is the majority shareholder of the Abu Dhabi Media Investment Corporation, which owns The National, Abu Dhabi’s English-language daily newspaper, and Sky News Arabia.

He also holds several official positions in the United Arab Emirates. He is Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and a member of the Supreme Petroleum Council. 

The Sheiks also became Vice-Chairman of Mubadala Investment Company, one of the world’s largest state-owned investment funds, in 2017.

What has Manchester City Won Under Shiekh Mansour?

Manchester City has been incredibly successful after the takeover in 2008 and have won 17 domestic honors since, with three different managers.

The only title that still eludes the club is the UEFA Champions League. 

City Football Group Owns 11 Sports Teams

Manchester City is the crown jewels of CFG’s sports portfolio, but the company also owns:

  • New York City FC
  • Melbourne City FC
  • Yokohama F. Marinos
  • Montevideo City Torque
  • Girona
  • Sichuan Jiuniu
  • Mumbai City FC
  • Lommel SK
  • ES Troyes AC
  • Palermo

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Laura is a dedicated in-house writer for The Media Image. An avid sports fan and field hockey player, she gets her fix through writing on a variety of sports for BetMGM.