9 Facts About Manchester City FC

1. In the late 1980s, Manchester City FC fans started a craze of bringing inflatable objects to matches, primarily oversized bananas.

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2. For the 2011 FA Cup Final, Manchester City FC used the usual badge with a special legend, but the Manchester coat of arms was included as a small monochrome logo in the numbers on the back of players' shirts.

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3. Manchester City FC have previously worn three other badges on their shirts, prior to their current badge which was implemented in 2016.

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4. Manchester City FC reached the 2011 FA Cup Final, their first major final in over 30 years, after defeating derby rivals Manchester United in the semi-final, the first time they had knocked their rival out of a cup competition since 1975.

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5. Manchester City FC qualified for European competition for the first time in 25 years.

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6. Manchester City FC were co-founders of the Premier League upon its creation in 1992, but after finishing ninth in its first season they endured three seasons of struggle before being relegated in 1996.

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7. Manchester City FC won the League Cup that season, becoming the second English team to win a European trophy and a domestic trophy in the same season.

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8. In the first season under Mercer, Manchester City FC won the Second Division title and made important signings in Mike Summerbee and Colin Bell.

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9. Manchester City FC gained their first honours by winning the Second Division in 1899; with it came promotion to the highest level in English football, the First Division.

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