CEO’s Message

Winning the Treble – the Champions League (for the first time), the Premier League (the third title in a row) and the FA Cup. Achieving record revenues and record profits. Winning the Ballon d’Or for best Men’s Club of the Year and being named the most valuable football club brand in the world. We can certainly say that the 2022-23 season was the best in the history of Manchester City.

We usually never stop, but on a moment like this, we paused and took a moment to acknowledge the achievements and celebrate with our people, in Manchester, and all over the world.

Dreams became reality thanks to the amazing players and coaches we have, led by Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain, but also thanks to a lot of people working very hard, and for a long period of time. Consistent results have been obtained thanks to more than a decade of intense work by everyone at Manchester City.

We always had the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mansour and our shareholders. These, together with the leadership of our Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and the Board, the hard work of our staff and the support of our incredible fans, have all contributed to our achievements.

Manchester City’s success went beyond our men’s first team and their Treble triumph. The EDS won the Premier League 2 and the U18s won the Premier League National League. In an incredible and unprecedented achievement, all three of Manchester City men’s teams from the first team to EDS and the U18s, won their respective leagues for the third year in a row.

Alongside our men’s team, our women’s team continues to develop and grow, and although the season ended without a trophy, we know that the team is headed in the right direction.

We always strive to offer “beautiful football” to the world, winning and playing in a way that entertains and inspires. This season, our football attracted more and more fans and helped us to continue to grow as a Club in every area.

We sold more than one million tickets, seeing our fans fill the Etihad Stadium at nearly every game. Internationally, the number of Official Cityzens Members grew by 210%, our total engagements on social media were up 87%, retail sales were up over 85% and our broadcasting revenue set a new record. Our family of commercial partners continued to grow and play a very important part in the success we achieved together.

All together, we achieved record revenues of £712.8 million, nearly £100 million more than the previous season, along with record profits of £80.4 million, that will allow us to continue to invest and grow.

The great achievements of this season will not make us complacent, that is for sure, but instead we see them as part of a journey that continues. There are many challenges and opportunities ahead of us and we are as excited and eager to meet them as ever, creating more memorable moments for our fans.