MANCHESTER City won the treble – English Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League – in the 2022/2023 football calendar for the first time.
A breakdown of the financial reward of the three titles showed that Manchester City earned an estimated £180 million for winning their fifth Premier League title in six seasons.
Had reported the prize money for the winner of the FA Cup. The eventual winner, Manchester City, added £3.9 million for defeating Manchester United in the final.
With the lone goal victory in Istanbul, Turkey, against Inter Milan in the Champions League final, Manchester City smiled to the bank with the sum of £95 million, which is the prize money for winning their first Champions League.
By calculations, the total prize money the club acquired by winning the treble is valued at £280 million, which is a £70 million difference from the £210 million sum that Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan bought Manchester City in 2008.
Sheikh Mansour had bought Manchester City through the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), an investment company for the Abu Dhabi royal family.
Manchester City’s fortune since Mansour’s ownership
Manchester City have gained extensive transformation since the assumption of Mansour as the owner.
Since 2008, they have risen to become the dominant force in English football, with the club winning seven Premier League titles in the past 12 years and five of the last six.
The fortune of the club can not be divorced from the spending spree that has enabled them to attract some of the best players in the game. Such top players include Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.
Also, his investment over 15 years in the club has resulted in a new training ground for the club and the expansion of the Etihad Stadium.
The club owner was seen at his first Manchester City game since 2010, in the Champions League final against Inter Milan.
Manchester City coaches and their wins since 2008
MARK HUGHES. 04/06/2008 – 19/12/2009
Hughes took charge of Manchester City under the new ownership. In Hughes’ first season with Manchester City, he led the club to a 10th-place finish and the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.
ROBERTO MANCINI. 19/12/2009 – 13/05/2013.
He started his managerial stint in English football for the first time with Manchester City after spells in Italy with Inter Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina.
Mancini guided City to 5th place in the Barclays Premier League in 2009/10, their highest-ever Premier League finish. This resulted in European qualification for the first time since 1978 due to their league position.
More success was to follow for both Mancini and Manchester City. As a result of their fine league form, he was awarded the Manager of the Month award for December. The club ended a 35-year spell without a major trophy with a FA Cup final victory over Stoke City at Wembley.
Joyous Manchester City also went on to secure a place in the Champions League group stages by clinching a third spot in the Barclays Premier League, their highest league finish since 1977.
Another fantastic season followed in 2011/12, as Mancini guided City to the Barclays Premier League title, and they were crowned champions for the first time in 44 years.
After he departed from Manchester City, he joined Galatasaray in the 2013/14 season before he returned to Inter during the 2014/15 season.
MANUEL PELLEGRINI. 14/06/2013 – 15/05/2016.
He moved to Manchester City in 2013 and proved himself by winning the title in his first season.
With the likes of Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure and Edin Dzeko scoring freely, City netted more than 150 goals in all competitions on their way to winning the Premier League and League Cup.
Over the next two seasons, Pellegrini’s City finished in the top four and reached the UEFA Champions League knockout stages, adding a second League Cup in 2016. He left the club in 2016.
PEP GUARDIOLA. 01/07/2016 – current
Since his arrival at the Etihad in 2016, Guardiola has won five Premier Leagues, masterminded a domestic treble in 2019 and guided City to 100 points, the only team to do so in the Premier League era in the 2017-18 season.
Despite all that success, the Champions League had been a tale of failure and near-misses, including losing the 2021 final against Chelsea in Porto.
Winning the Champions League on Saturday, June 10, 2023, adds to Guardiola’s long list of football trophies.