On this day: 23 June
- 23 June 2013 08:21
- Posted by @dclayton_mcfc
Memorable moments that happened on this day in City’s history...
Wednesday 23rd June 1976
Patrick Vieira is born in Senegal, Africa. He will go on to become perhaps the best holding midfielder the Premier League has ever seen during a decade of service with Arsenal and also enjoys a World Cup triumph with France before moving to Barcelona and later Inter Milan. When Roberto Mancini is appointed City boss, he makes Vieira one of his first signings to give the dressing room a much-needed presence.
Respected by all and a player who genuinely has been there, seen that and done it, Vieira played out his remaining days as a City midfielder and treated supporters to the odd flash of the class that had made him one of the greatest footballers of the modern era before taking on a new ambassadorial role with the Blues and becoming a vital intermediary between players and coaching staff, too. He will begin duties as the new EDS head coach for the 2013/14 season.