On this day: 23 July
- 23 July 2012 07:30
- Posted by Chris Eccles
Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.
Monday 23 July 1973
City beat Partick Thistle 5-0 in Sweden as part of a pre-season tour.
It comes on the back of a 3-3 draw with Hammarby and a 1-0 win over Hull City for Johnny Hart’s side.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Felipe Caicedo leaves City for a loan spell with Sporting Lisbon.
After signing for the Blues for £5.2 million on 31 January 2008, Caicedo struggled for first team opportunities in an improving squad.
In subequent years the Ecuadorian also spends time on loan at Malaga and Levante before leaving the club in 2011.
Saturday 23 July 2011
Twelve months ago the Blues were two weeks into their U.S. pre-season training camp. In a break from training, the players take part in a beach soccer event with local children in Los Angeles.