City created history with a fourth successive Premier League title, and the Club marked that moment in a special way alongside City in the Community (CITC).

On 30 May, it will be 25 years since our iconic 1999 Division Two Playoff Final win, a match which cemented Paul Dickov’s place in Club folklore.

The forward’s injury time equaliser forced the penalty shootout that would ultimately see us promoted back to Division One at the expense of Gillingham, and completed a remarkable turnaround from two goals down at Wembley Stadium.

As a nod to that piece of City history, Dickov was one of two very special Trophy Bearers at the Etihad Stadium who brought the Premier League trophy out onto the pitch and handed the players their medals.

Alongside Dickov was lifelong City fan Michael Crowther, a CITC participant who has been attending ReminisCITY sessions for several years.


ReminisCITY aims to create a dementia safe environment for fans to enjoy social and physical activity, through the conduit of football and Manchester City.

As a huge City fan, one of Michael’s favourite matches to discuss at ReminisCITY is the Gillingham game of May 1999; especially during sessions focused on sharing recollections.

Manchester City has always played a big role in Michael’s life, and presenting the Premier League trophy to the Champions alongside Paul honoured his long-serving connection to the club.

The above video shows our Trophy Bearers watch that famous 1999 play-off final back, before looking ahead to the presentation on the Etihad Stadium pitch.