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On this day: 5 July

  • 05 July 2013 09:19
  • Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc

Looking back through the history books for the events, signings and memorable matches that happened on this day in City’s history.

Saturday 5 July 2003

Sergio Aguero becomes the youngest player to debut in the Argentine First Division. Aged only 15 and 35 days, he plays for Independiente and breaks the previous record held by his future father-in-law Diego Maradona.



Monday 5 July 1982

Jamie Hoyland joins City from school. The Sheffield-born utility player will go on to play just two league games for the Blues, making his debut during a 1-1 draw with Derby County in 1983.

He also scores after coming on as a sub against Torquay United in a 6-0 League Cup victory before seeking regular first-team football with Bury in 1986. Hoyland goes on to play more than 500 times for Bury, Burnley, Sheffield United and Scarborough during a lengthy 16-year career.

Jamie Hoyland

Tuesday 5 July 1927

Half-back Jimmy Calderwood calls time on a five-year stint with City by joining Grimsby Town. The Scot never really holds down a first-team spot, largely playing second fiddle to Eli Fletcher and playing just 37 times in five years.

Wednesday 5 July 1911

Valentine Lawrence joins City from Forfar Athletic. The Arbroath-born half-back makes his debut during a 4-1 defeat at Oldham Athletic and plays just 22 times for the Blues before moving on to...Oldham Athletic!

Clearly the Latics saw something in the player despite him being in a team that had conceded seven goals against them during the 1911/12 campaign. Lawrence made 22 appearances in total for City.


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