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2016–17 Manchester City F.C. season

The 2016–17 season was Manchester City's 115th season of competitive football, 88th season in the top division of English football and 20th season in the Premier League since the league was first created with City as one of the original 22 founder-members.[1] They competed in all three domestic competitions, as well as the UEFA Champions League for the sixth year in a row.

Manchester City
2016–17 season
City players warming up before the Manchester derby in the EFL Cup, October 2016
City players warming up before the Manchester derby in the EFL Cup, October 2016
ChairmanKhaldoon Al Mubarak
ManagerPep Guardiola
StadiumEtihad Stadium
Premier League3rd
FA CupSemi-finals
League CupFourth round
UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague: Sergio Agüero (20)
All: Sergio Agüero (33)
Highest home attendance54,512 vs Everton
Lowest home attendance30,270 vs Borussia Mönchengladbach
Average home league attendance54,019 (Premier League)

Contents

Club "brand update"Edit

In conjunction with the recruitment[2] of Pep Guardiola, the manager whom City's executives had sought to hire since they joined the club four years previously and the man synonymous with the style of football they wanted the club to espouse,[3] Manchester City announced a series of adjustments to the club's "brand" as of the start of the season.

On 15 October 2015, the club announced that they intended to enter into a consultation with their fans over the designing of a new badge to replace the design that had been brought in 1997 and which had largely been unpopular since.[4] The result of the online-based consultation was a design bearing many of the hallmarks of the crest replaced in 1997, plus some elements of the style established by the other club badges of fellow City Football Group teams Melbourne City FC and New York City FC. While many praised the logo for its simplicity and similarity to the beloved previous design, it was criticised from other corners for its slightly amateurish appearance, its removal of the words "Football Club" and for its failure to more closely replicate the earlier badge.[5]

On 30 June 2016, the day before Guardiola officially started his new role as well as the day on which the new badge was made official,[6] the club unexpectedly announced the renaming of their Twitter accounts and website. Replacing the old "branding" of MCFC (the initials of the club), both social media outlets were rechristened "ManCity". While the move was popular among many, especially the club's more recent foreign fans for whom the styling was already their preferred abbreviation of the club's name, the change provoked another mixed reaction from the Manchester-based core supporter base, with many criticising the decision to use a wording often used by the club's rivals, as well as highlighting the decision to again remove the "Football Club" wording.[7]

Non-competitiveEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

On 20 July 2016, Manchester City began their pre-season with a 0–1 defeat against Bayern Munich. Due to weather during the International Champions Cup, the derby against Manchester United was cancelled, and City went on to play Borussia Dortmund in their next cup match, which they would go on to win 6–5 on penalties after drawing 1–1 at the end of regular time. A match was played on 7 August against Arsenal in the 2016 Supermatchen, which ended 3–2 to Arsenal. To replace the game against Manchester United, which was cancelled, City arranged a friendly against St Johnstone, which was played behind closed doors.

FriendlyEdit

2016 International Champions CupEdit

2016 Super MatchEdit

CompetitionsEdit

OverallEdit

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
Premier League 3rd 13 August 2016 21 May 2017
FA Cup Third round Semi-finals 6 January 2017 23 April 2017
League Cup Third round Fourth round 21 September 2016 26 October 2016
UEFA Champions League Play-off round Round of 16 16 August 2016 5 April 2017

Last updated: 21 May 2017
Source: Competitions

Premier LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Chelsea (C) 38 30 3 5 85 33 +52 93 Qualification for the Champions League group stage
2 Tottenham Hotspur 38 26 8 4 86 26 +60 86
3 Manchester City 38 23 9 6 80 39 +41 78
4 Liverpool 38 22 10 6 78 42 +36 76 Qualification for the Champions League play-off round
5 Arsenal 38 23 6 9 77 44 +33 75 Qualification for the Europa League group stage[a]
Source: Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champion, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).[8][9]
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Arsenal qualified for the Europa League group stage by winning the 2016–17 FA Cup. As they had also qualified there by the virtue of their league position (5th), this spot was passed to the next-highest ranked team (6th), Manchester United.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 23 9 6 80 39  +41 78 11 7 1 37 17  +20 12 2 5 43 22  +21

Last updated: 21 May 2017.
Source: Premier League

Results by matchdayEdit

Matchday1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738
GroundHAHAHAAHHAHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHHHA
ResultWWWWWWLDDWDWWLLWWWLWLDWWWWDDDLWWDDWWWW
Position11111111112234442233555323334444443333
Updated to match(es) played on 21 May 2017. Source: Statto.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

38 matches are played, 2 against each other team in the league; one at home and one away.

FA CupEdit

As a Premier League club, Manchester City entered the competition in the third round, drawing West Ham United away from home.

League CupEdit

As a European club, Manchester City entered the competition in the third round, drawing Swansea City away from home.

UEFA Champions LeagueEdit

Play-off RoundEdit

The draw for the Champions League play-off round took place on 5 August 2016. Manchester City were a seeded team in the league route. They were drawn against Steaua București of Romania.

Group stageEdit

The group stage draw was made on 25 August 2016 in Monaco. Manchester City were drawn with Barcelona (pot 1), Borussia Mönchengladbach (pot 3), and Celtic (pot 4).[10]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification BAR MC MGB CEL
1   Barcelona 6 5 0 1 20 4 +16 15 Advance to knockout phase 4–0 4–0 7–0
2   Manchester City 6 2 3 1 12 10 +2 9 3–1 4–0 1–1
3   Borussia Mönchengladbach 6 1 2 3 5 12 −7 5 Transfer to Europa League 1–2 1–1 1–1
4   Celtic 6 0 3 3 5 16 −11 3 0–2 3–3 0–2
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Round of 16Edit

Squad informationEdit

First team squadEdit

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK   Claudio Bravo 34 EU 2016 30 0 2020 £15.4M Second nationality: Spain [12]
3 RB   Bacary Sagna 34 EU 2014 87 0 2017 Free
4 CB   Vincent Kompany 31 EU 2008 313 17 2019 £6M Captain
5 RB   Pablo Zabaleta 32 Non-EU 2008 333 12 2017 £6M
6 DM   Fernando 29 Non-EU 2014 103 4 2019 £12M
7 LW   Raheem Sterling 22 EU 2015 94 21 2020 £44M
8 CM   İlkay Gündoğan 26 EU 2016 16 5 2020 £20M
9 LW   Nolito 30 EU 2016 30 6 2020 £13.8M
10 ST   Sergio Agüero 28 Non-EU 2011 253 169 2019 £38M
11 LB   Aleksandar Kolarov 31 EU 2010 247 21 2018 £16M
13 GK   Willy Caballero 35 Non-EU 2014 48 0 2017 £4.4M
15 RM   Jesús Navas 31 EU 2013 183 8 2017 £14.9M
17 RM   Kevin De Bruyne 25 EU 2015 90 23 2021 £54.5M Record Signing
18 CM   Fabian Delph 27 EU 2015 42 4 2020 £8M
19 RM   Leroy Sané 21 EU 2016 37 9 2021 £37M
21 AM   David Silva 31 EU 2010 306 51 2019 £24M
22 LB   Gaël Clichy 31 EU 2011 203 3 2017 £7M
24 CB   John Stones 22 EU 2016 41 2 2022 £47.5M
25 CM   Fernandinho 32 Non-EU 2013 183 17 2017 £30M
30 CB   Nicolás Otamendi 29 Non-EU 2015 92 2 2020 £28M
33 ST   Gabriel Jesus 20 Non-EU 2017 11 7 2021 £27M
42 CM   Yaya Touré 34 Non-EU 2010 299 82 2017 £24M
50 RB   Pablo Maffeo 19 EU 2013 3 0 2019 £85,000 Academy Graduate
53 CB   Tosin Adarabioyo 19 EU 2003 4 0 2017 Free Academy Graduate
54 GK   Angus Gunn 21 EU 2011 0 0 2020 £235,000 Academy Graduate
69 LB   Angeliño 20 EU 2013 3 0 2019 £3.83M Academy Graduate
72 ST   Kelechi Iheanacho 20 Non-EU 2014 64 21 2021 £360,000 Academy Graduate
75 CM   Aleix García 19 EU 2013 9 1 2020 £1.7M Academy Graduate

Last updated: 21 May 2017
Source: mancity.com
Ordered by squad number. Appearances include league and cup appearances, including as substitute.

Playing statisticsEdit

As of 21 May 2017

Appearances (Apps.) numbers are for appearances in competitive games only including sub appearances
Red card numbers denote: Numbers in parentheses represent red cards overturned for wrongful dismissal.

No. Nat. Player Pos. Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League Total
Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps       Apps      
1   Claudio Bravo GK 22 4 4 1 30 1
3   Bacary Sagna DF 17 2 3 1 5 1 25 4
4   Vincent Kompany DF 10 3 5 2 2 14 3 5
5   Pablo Zabaleta DF 19 1 2 4 1 1 7 2 31 2 4
6   Fernando MF 14 3 4 2 1 6 26 4
7   Raheem Sterling MF 33 7 7 5 1 1 1 8 2 3 47 10 11
8   İlkay Gündoğan MF 10 3 6 2 1 16 5 1
9   Nolito FW 19 4 3 1 4 1 6 2 30 6 3 1
10   Sergio Agüero FW 30 20 4 1 5 5 1 8 8 1 44 33 5 1
11   Aleksandar Kolarov DF 28 1 6 2 1 1 8 2 39 1 9
13   Willy Caballero GK 16 2 2 6 26
15   Jesús Navas MF 24 2 4 2 6 36 2
17   Kevin De Bruyne MF 35 5 4 5 1 1 7 1 1 48 6 6
18   Fabian Delph MF 7 1 1 5 1 1 1 13 2 2
19   Leroy Sané FW 25 5 3 5 2 1 2 4 2 36 9 4
21   David Silva MF 33 4 6 4 2 7 2 1 44 8 7
22   Gaël Clichy DF 25 1 2 5 2 1 7 39 2 2
24   John Stones DF 26 1 4 1 1 9 1 40 2 1
25   Fernandinho MF 31 2 4 2 3 1 9 1 3 1 43 3 8 3
30   Nicolás Otamendi DF 29 1 9 5 1 1 7 2 42 1 12
33   Gabriel Jesus FW 10 7 2 1 11 7 2
42   Yaya Touré MF 24 4 4 4 2 1 2 30 6 5
50   Pablo Maffeo DF 1 2 3
53   Tosin Adarabioyo DF 1 2 3
54   Angus Gunn GK
55   Brahim Díaz MF 1 1
69   Angeliño DF 1 1 2
72   Kelechi Iheanacho FW 20 4 3 1 2 1 4 2 29 7 1
75   Aleix García MF 4 2 2 1 8 1
On loan   Joe Hart GK 1 1
On loan   Samir Nasri MF 1 1
Own goals 5 1 0 0 6
Totals 65 65 4 16 9 0 2 2 0 24 17 2 107 93 6

Source: (for players and positions) First Team Squad 00(for squad numbers) Squad Profiles 00(for actual stats.)

GoalscorersEdit

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted alphabetically by surname when total goals are equal.

Correct as of match played on 21 May 2017
No. Pos. Player Premier League FA Cup League Cup Champions League TOTAL
10 FW   Sergio Agüero 20 5 0 8 33
7 MF   Raheem Sterling 7 1 0 2 10
19 FW   Leroy Sané 5 2 0 2 9
21 MF   David Silva 4 2 0 2 8
42 MF   Yaya Touré 5 3 0 0 8
33 FW   Gabriel Jesus 7 0 0 0 7
72 FW   Kelechi Iheanacho 4 1 0 2 7
17 MF   Kevin De Bruyne 6 0 0 1 7
9 FW   Nolito 4 0 0 2 6
8 MF   İlkay Gündoğan 3 0 0 2 5
4 DF   Vincent Kompany 3 0 0 0 3
25 MF   Fernandinho 2 0 0 1 3
22 DF   Gaël Clichy 1 0 1 0 2
24 DF   John Stones 0 1 0 1 2
5 DF   Pablo Zabaleta 1 1 0 0 2
18 MF   Fabian Delph 1 0 0 1 2
75 MF   Aleix García 0 0 1 0 1
11 DF   Aleksandar Kolarov 1 0 0 0 1
30 DF   Nicolás Otamendi 1 0 0 0 1
Own Goals 5 1 0 0 6
Totals 80 17 2 24 123

AwardsEdit

Premier League Player of the Month awardEdit

Awarded monthly to the player who was chosen by a panel assembled by the Premier League's sponsor

Month Player
August [13]   Raheem Sterling

Premier League Manager of the Month awardEdit

Awarded monthly to the manager who was chosen by a panel assembled by the Premier League's sponsor

Month Player
February [14]   Pep Guardiola

Etihad Player of the Month awardsEdit

Awarded to the player that receives the most votes in a poll conducted each month on the club's official website

Month Player
August[15]   Raheem Sterling
September[16]   Kevin De Bruyne
October[17]   İlkay Gündoğan
November[18]   Kevin De Bruyne
December[19]   Yaya Touré
January[20]   David Silva
February[21]   Leroy Sané
March[21]   Leroy Sané

Etihad Player of the SeasonEdit

In association with the Official Manchester City Supporters Club

  David Silva [22]

Transfers and loansEdit

Transfers inEdit

Total spending:   £171,500,000

Transfers outEdit

Total earnings:   £28,000,000

Loans outEdit

  1. ^ On 31 January 2017, Angelino's half-season loan at Girona was cut short and he joined RCD Mallorca for the remainder of the season.[53]
  2. ^ On 6 January 2017, Jack Byrne's season-long loan at Blackburn Rovers was cut short.[56]
  3. ^ On 2 January 2017, David Faupala's season-long loan at NAC Breda was cut short.[64]
  4. ^ On 11 January 2017, Manu García's season-long loan at Alavés was cut short and he joined NAC Breda for the remainder of the season.[68]
  5. ^ On 17 January 2017, Bruno Zuculini's season-long loan at Vallecano was cut short and he joined Hellas Verona for the remainder of the season.[74]

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