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The Best Manchester City Players of All Time

Updated April 22, 2020 41.4k votes 4.6k voters 49.0k views117 items

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Known for years as the other team in its own city, Manchester City has established itself as a forced to be reckoned with in the Premier League. Since the change in ownership in 2008, City has been one of the biggest spending clubs in the premiership. Since its formation in 1880, Manchester City hadn't experienced a run of success like it has since the Abu Dhabi United group. Over that time, the investment in players has been astronomical and the success on the pitch shows. In 2012, powered by some of the best players in club history. City boasted a roster that included Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, Joe Hart, David Silva and Vincent Kompany. Widely considered the best team in club history, City toppled inner-city rival Manchester United on the season's final day.

Who are the greatest players in Manchester City history? If you go back in time, there are a slew of great players who have worn the sky blue. Players like Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Neil Young, not the rocker, are all considered all time Manchester City great and all were around before the billionaire boost. Either way, City has had some great players over the years.

This is the list of the best players in Manchester City history, whether defenders or midfielders, keepers or strikers. If notice someone who is not on the list, feel free to add him. Vote or re-rank this list according to who you think is the best player in Manchester City history.

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  • 1
    Sergio Agüero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    2,664
    546

    BirthplaceQuilmes, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

  • 2
    Kevin De Bruyne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    2,073
    408

    Kevin De Bruyne

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceDrongen, Belgium

    NationalityBelgium, United Kingdom

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  • 3
    David Silva is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    2,064
    563

    David Silva

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceArguineguín, Spain

    NationalitySpain

  • 4
    Vincent Kompany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    1,610
    451

    Vincent Kompany

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceUccle, Belgium

    NationalityBelgium

  • 5
    Yaya Touré is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    1,403
    452

    Yaya Touré

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBouaké, Côte d’Ivoire

    NationalityCôte d’Ivoire

  • 6
    Raheem Sterling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    909
    280

    Raheem Sterling

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, Jamaica

  • 7
    Fernandinho is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    493
    113

    Fernandinho

  • 8
    Bernardo Silva is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
  • 9
    Ederson Santana de Moraes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time

    BirthplaceOsasco, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

  • 10
    Leroy Sane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    690
    283

    Leroy Sane

    Winger
  • 11
    Aymeric Laporte is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
  • 12
    Colin Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    714
    365

    Colin Bell

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHesleden, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

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  • 13
    Kyle Walker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
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    250

    Kyle Walker

    Defender

    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • 14
    Edin Džeko is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    544
    336

    BirthplaceSarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityBosnia and Herzegovina

  • 15
    Joe Hart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
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    534

    Joe Hart

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceShrewsbury, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

  • 16
    Gabriel Jesus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    458
    252

    Gabriel Jesus

  • 17
    Denis Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    400
    280

    Denis Law

    Forward

    BirthplaceAberdeen, United Kingdom

    NationalityScotland

  • 18
    John Stones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    337
    213

    John Stones

    Defender

    BirthplaceBarnsley, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

  • 19
    İlkay Gündoğan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    159
    75

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

  • 20
    Aleksandar Kolarov is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    240
    140

    Aleksandar Kolarov

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBelgrade, Serbia

    NationalitySerbia

  • 21
    Nicolás Otamendi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    308
    206

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

  • 22
    Mario Balotelli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
  • 23
    Pablo Zabaleta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    709
    438

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

  • 24
    Carlos Tevez is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    775
    539

    BirthplaceCiudadela, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityArgentina

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    Frank Lampard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Manchester City Players of All Time
    164
    122

    Frank Lampard

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceRomford, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

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