One club for all
For everybody who comes to see City play, and watches us around the world. For all our supporters, their familes, and our local community. This is our City.
Manchester City Football Club is the heart of the city. Throughout its proud history, our football club has a built deep, lasting kinship with communities in Manchester and in cities further afield.
The fans show it in their unwavering passion for the Club; we show it through our dedication to building, for them, the successful and sustainable football club for the future.
It is a responsibility that the Club is honoured to shoulder.
We at Manchester City Football Club are immensely proud of the steadfast support of our fans and we remain committed to working closely with them in order to further our footballing ambitions.
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Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Khaldoon is a leading international businessman from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates. He runs Mubadala Development Company, one of the world’s largest investment and development organisations with interests in energy, industry, aviation, real estate and corporate finance. As well as City, he is also Chairman of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, established to create the Yas Marina Circuit and oversee the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix.
Khaldoon has often spoken of his commitment to both the academy, and to understanding the proud heritage of the club and its fans. As he says, “The fans are the heart and soul of this club, that's one of the most rewarding aspects of being involved with Manchester City.”
Manchester City Football Club is owned 100% by His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Chief Executive Officer
Born in Barcelona, has more than 20 years of business experience in ten countries, in the industries of consumer goods, telecommunications, aviation and football.
He served at Futbol Club Barcelona as Vice-Chairman and CEO for the period 2003-2008 and is credited with playing a major role in the transformation of the club. FC Barcelona started a period that would bring it the best results in its history and became the best football team in the world. Doubling revenues in three years and moving from loss-making to a profit making position.
Ferran negotiated deals with some of the biggest football superstars like Ronaldinho or Messi and lead some of the largest TV and merchandising deals in the industry, including a ground-breaking non-profit making shirt deal with UNICEF.
Author of a book published in more than ten countries and languages – ‘Goal: The Ball Doesn’t Go In By Chance’-, Ferran is married and lives in Manchester.
Bernard’s career in football began at Oldham Athletic, where he was made (by Ken Bates) the youngest secretary in football at just 23. In 1972 he made the dream move to his beloved Manchester City, in the role of General Secretary. After many years of loyal service Bernard was given the privilege of locking the gates for the last time at Maine Road.
Bernard is now Vice President of the Supporters Club, as well as being president of many supporters’ branches around the country. He says that being General Secretary of the club was the best job in the world, and he was given the honour of being the only non-player in the club’s Hall of Fame.
Sidney has been a dedicated supporter of the club since the 1920s. In the mid 60s he was asked to join the board, becoming the director responsible for the welfare of the players. He remained on the board for over 25 years, experiencing during that time the most successful era Manchester City has ever enjoyed. Through his career Sidney remained a doctor and specialist at the top of his profession, frequently lecturing all over the world.
Sydney was granted the prestigious position of Life Vice President of the club after leaving the board, and still attends games at the City of Manchester Stadium, despite living part time in Cape Town.
Eric joined the board back in the 60s and was Chairman of the club in the early 1970s. He remained a director of the club right up until the 1980s. His family have always been steeped in Manchester City, their proud association with the club going back three generations. Eric’s father, too, was Chairman of the club, in 1969 – the last time City won the FA Cup.
Eric even played for the club at youth level before moving upstairs, and he also owned a successful sports business in Manchester.
Sir Howard Bernstein
Howard is the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and was the major player in bringing about our move from Maine Road to the City of Manchester Stadium. Over the years, he’s supported the club and the city itself in equal measure, and has had a huge influence in the construction of modern Manchester.
One of his greatest achievements as Chief Executive was bringing the enormously successful Commonwealth Games to the city in 2002.
‘Skip’ lifted more trophies as captain of Manchester City than any other player in the history of the club. He joined City in 1966, and was named Footballer of the Year after a wonderful first season in a legendary team, managed by Mercer and Alison.
When he hung up his boots, Tony’s association with City was just starting. He became team coach, assistant manager, and then manager in 1974. He managed the club for six years, playing regularly in Europe as well as finishing runners-up in the 1977 League Championship. Along with his many other honours, he’s now President of the overall Supporters’ Club.
As well as being a former Director of Altrincham FC, Raymond is an influential solicitor with a number of offices around Manchester. In fact, his company is ranked as one of the UK’s leading personal injury firms. He has been a major shareholder in Manchester City and is a lifelong supporter, still following City as avidly as ever.
Ian Niven MBE
A lifelong supporter of the club and part of a proud six generation City-supporting family, Ian is one of those rare fans that can tell you about the times back in the 30s from first hand recollections. Ian joined the board in 1971 and remained until 1995.
During that time he oversaw the development of Maine Road, and identified the need for City to own their training pitch, leading to the club buying Platt Fields Park, creating the first academy in the country. Ian was awarded an MBE for his services to the community, particularly his work in Moss Side.
Keith, a fanatical Blue, was born in Manchester and has lived and worked in the city all his life. A former policeman, Keith opened a business that obtained the sponsorship for the Football League, The Football Association and eventually The Premier League. The company was hugely successful, having brought such recognisable sponsors as Barclays, Carling & E.ON to the sport.
Keith is unrivalled in his experience of football sponsorship, having also negotiated the sponsorship for The Football Writers’ Association, The Professional Footballers’ Association and The League Managers’ Association. He has the honour of being the Chairman of the Awards Panel for the Barclays Premier League Player of the Month, Manager of the Month and Player of the Year and Manager of the Year.
A loyal supporter of the club since just after the Second World War, Tudor and his wife still follow the club wherever they play. The City of Manchester Stadium holds The Tudor Room, a room where he still entertains match officials and scouts on behalf of the club, surrounded by memorabilia that he has collected in his 60 years of loyal support.
A major supporter of the academy and a prominent businessman in Stockport, Tudor has helped fundraising with the academy for many years, a role his family still proudly fulfil today.