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One club for all

For everybody who comes to see City play, and watches us around the world. For all our supporters, their familes, and our local community. This is our City.

Manchester City Football Club is the heart of the city.

Throughout its proud history, our football club has built a deep, lasting kinship with communities in Manchester and in cities further afield.

The fans show it in their unwavering passion for the Club; we show it through our dedication to building, for them, the successful and sustainable football club for the future.

It is a responsibility that the Club is honoured to shoulder.

We are immensely proud of the steadfast support of our fans and we remain committed to working closely with them in order to further our footballing ambitions.

Our Supporter Charter is available in a number of formats including Braille, large print and audiotape.  Please contact us on [email protected].

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Club ownership

Manchester City Football Club is wholly owned by City Football Group Limited (CFG). The club has been informed that the following parties have Significant Interests (as defined in the Premier League Handbook) in the issued share capital of CFG:

  • Abu Dhabi United Group Investment & Development Limited – 86.21%. The ultimate controller of the voting rights is Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
  • CMC Football Holdings Limited – 13.79%. The ultimate controller of the voting rights is CMC Holdings Limited.

Meet the Board

Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman

Khaldoon Al Mubarak was appointed to the Board in September 2008.

Mr Al Mubarak is currently Group CEO and Managing Director of Mubadala Investment Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, Chairman of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Chairman of Emirates Global Aluminum. He is also a Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Supreme Petroleum Council.

Martin Edelman, Member of the Board

Martin Edelman was appointed to the Board in September 2008. He is also Vice Chairman of New York City FC. 

Since June 2000, he has been Of Counsel to Paul Hastings LLP, a New York City law firm.  Mr. Edelman also currently serves as Chairman of Manchester Life Development Company and as Director of Equity Commonwealth, BXMT and Aldar. He is also on the Advisory Board at Columbia University’s Business School.  

Mr. Edelman works on behalf of several philanthropic initiatives and is on the boards of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Intrepid Fallen heroes Fund, Fisher Alzheimer Center and Tribeca Film Institute.

Simon Pearce, Member of the Board

Simon Pearce was appointed to the Board in September 2008. He is also Vice Chairman of Melbourne City FC.

In 2006, Mr Pearce joined the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi, and currently serves as special Advisor to the Chairman. He is also a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management, operator of Yas Marina Circuit and home of the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and a Board Member of Manchester Life Development Company.

Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Member of the Board

Mohamed Al Mazrouei was appointed to the Board in January 2010.

Since April 2008, Mr Al Mazrouei has served as the Undersecretary of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi. He is also the Chairman of Etihad Airways, and the former Chairman of Abu Dhabi Media.

John MacBeath, Member of the Board

John MacBeath was appointed to the Board in January 2010. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Manchester City FC from September 2011 to September 2012.

John MacBeath is a Chartered Accountant with extensive international business experience in the oil & gas and aerospace industrial sectors.

Alberto Galassi, Member of the Board

Alberto Galassi was appointed to the Board in June 2012.

Alberto Galassi is the CEO of Ferretti Group, a multinational shipbuilding company and leader in luxury yachts. Mr Galassi is an attorney at law specialised in international commerce and arbitration.

Ruigang Li, Member of the Board

Ruigang Li was appointed to the Board in December 2015.

Ruigang Li is the Founding Chairman of CMC Capital Partners and CMC Holdings Limited. He was Chairman and CEO of Shanghai Media Group (SMG) for more than 10 years and is a Non-Executive Director of WPP. Li is also a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International.

Abdulla Khouri, Member of the Board

Abdulla Khouri was appointed to the board in July 2018.

Mr Khouri is the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Motorsport Management, operator of Yas Marina Circuit and home of the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and Flash Entertainment, the leading music, sports and entertainment events company based in Abu Dhabi.  He is a Board Member of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abu Dhabi Media Zone Authority, and Miral Asset Management.

Since 2008 Abdulla has been the Executive Director of Government Affairs for the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. 

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Life President

Bernard Halford

Bernard’s career in football began at Oldham Athletic, where he was made (by Ken Bates) the youngest secretary in football at just 23. In 1972 he made the dream move to his beloved Manchester City, in the role of General Secretary. After many years of loyal service Bernard was given the privilege of locking the gates for the last time at Maine Road.

Bernard is now Vice President of the Supporters Club, as well as being president of many supporters’ branches around the country. He says that being General Secretary of the club was the best job in the world, and he was given the honour of being the only non-player in the club’s Hall of Fame.

Honorary Presidents

Eric Alexander

Eric joined the board back in the 60s and was Chairman of the club in the early 1970s.  He remained a director of the club right up until the 1980s.  His family have always been steeped in Manchester City, their proud association with the club going back three generations.

Eric’s father, too, was Chairman of the club, in 1969 – the last time City won the FA Cup. Eric even played for the club at youth level before moving upstairs, and he also owned a successful sports business in Manchester.

Sir Howard Bernstein

Howard is the Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and was the major player in bringing about our move from Maine Road to the City of Manchester Stadium. Over the years, he’s supported the club and the city itself in equal measure, and has had a huge influence in the construction of modern Manchester. One of his greatest achievements as Chief Executive was bringing the enormously successful Commonwealth Games to the city in 2002.

Tony Book

‘Skip’ lifted more trophies as captain of Manchester City than any other player in the history of the club. He joined City in 1966, and was named Footballer of the Year after a wonderful first season in a legendary team, managed by Mercer and Alison.

When he hung up his boots, Tony’s association with City was just starting. He became team coach, assistant manager, and then manager in 1974. He managed the club for six years, playing regularly in Europe as well as finishing runners-up in the 1977 League Championship.  Along with his many other honours, he’s now President of the overall Supporters’ Club.

Raymond Donn

As well as being a former Director of Altrincham FC, Raymond is an influential solicitor with a number of offices around Manchester.  In fact, his company is ranked as one of the UK’s leading personal injury firms.  He has been a major shareholder in Manchester City and is a lifelong supporter, still following City as avidly as ever.

Ian Niven MBE

A lifelong supporter of the club and part of a proud six generation City-supporting family, Ian is one of those rare fans that can tell you about the times back in the 30s from first hand recollections. Ian joined the board in 1971 and remained until 1995.

During that time he oversaw the development of Maine Road, and identified the need for City to own their training pitch, leading to the club buying Platt Fields Park, creating the first academy in the country.  Ian was awarded an MBE for his services to the community, particularly his work in Moss Side.

Tudor Thomas

A loyal supporter of the club since just after the Second World War, Tudor and his wife still follow the club wherever they play. The City of Manchester Stadium holds The Tudor Room, a room where he still entertains match officials and scouts on behalf of the club, surrounded by memorabilia that he has collected in his 60 years of loyal support.

A major supporter of the academy and a prominent businessman in Stockport, Tudor has helped fundraising with the academy for many years, a role his family still proudly fulfil today.