Home to Manchester United, Manchester City and the great Football Museum Manchester; our beloved city has deep roots in the great game. Scroll down to find out more about these two teams and how you can participate in the city’s rich sporting history.
Manchester United Football Club was founded in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR Football Club by Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company workers in Manchester — renamed to the Man U you know in 1902. They play at the Old Trafford stadium and won their first league title in 1908 and an FA Cup in 1909. In the ’50s, they brought on Matt Busby as their manager. He’d turn this team into one of the winningest in English history.
In the ’50s, they won three league titles and in 1963, they were the first English team to win the European Cup. Since then, they’ve dominated English and European football, winning numerous trophies and titles. You’ll recognise some of their famous players from your television screens like Cristiano Ronaldo, Roy Keane and David Beckham. The club has a global fan base today and a long tradition of forging some of the game’s greatest players.
This popular club only became known as Man City in 1894. Before then, they were St. Mark’s. When they won the FA Cup in 1904, they started a winning history that has seen them bring dozens of titles, cups and trophies to Maine Road Stadium. In the 2000s, new owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi revitalised the team and invested in new facilities and players; resulting in more Premier League titles, FA Cups and League Cups – culminating in a recent UEFA Champions League final showing in 2021.
Home to the nation’s biggest and best shrine to footie; the NFM in the Urbis Building is an amazing connection of art, memorabilia and history related to the great game. Of special interest are The FIFA – Langton, FA and FL collections amongst the 2,500 other displays.