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 mancity@mancity.com.

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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 has held the position of Chairman of Manchester City FC from the outset of the Club’s acquisition by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed in 2008. 

He has overseen the transformation and expansion of a much loved but inconsistent football club which had last secured top flight honours more than three decades earlier, to a Club which has now won every major English domestic competition, two Barclay’s Premier League titles and competes consistently at the highest level of European football in the UEFA Champions League.

Significantly, the on- field transformation under Mr Al Mubarak’s stewardship has been matched by a root and branch reform of the off- field operation which has seen the revolutionising of the Club’s commercial performance, its infrastructure and fan facilities at the same time it remains firmly rooted and committed to the community in which it resides.  

Khaldoon is Chairman of the expanded City Football Group organisation and of sister club to Manchester and New York City FCs – Melbourne City FC.  He also oversaw the delivery of the FIFA Club World Cup competitions in 2009 and 2010 which were held in Abu Dhabi.

He is Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority which provides strategic advice to the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council of which he is also a member. 

Simon Pearce, Non-Executive Director

Simon Pearce was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He is Executive Director of Strategic Communications Affairs for the Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi. He is also a Director of twofour54 and ADMM, the owners and operators of Yas Marina Circuit.

Martin Edelman, Non-Executive Director

Martin Edelman was appointed to the Board on 23 September 2008. He was a Director of Cendant Corporation from 1997-2006 and was a Director of HFS from November 1993 until December 1997. He has been Of Counsel to Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a New York City law firm, since June 2000 and currently serves as Director of the Avis Budget Group. 

Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Non-Executive Director

Mohamed Al Mazrouei joined Abu Dhabi Media Company as Chairman of the Board in July 2010. Mr Al Mazrouei is Under Secretary to the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court, a role he assumed in April 2008. He also serves as a board member for Etihad Airways.

John Macbeath, Non-Executive Director

John Macbeath is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a wealth of international business experience. His early career was spent in the oil and gas industry undertaking a variety of roles both within BP and Statoil. More recently, John has worked in the aerospace and defence sector carrying out a number of senior business development roles with BAE Systems. John was the interim CEO at MCFC between Garry Cook's departure and Ferran Soriano's appointment. 

Alberto Galassi, Non-Executive Director

Alberto Galassi is the CEO of Ferretti Group - a multinational shipbuilding company leader in luxury yachts - and Chairman of Piaggio Aerospace, having previously served as CEO and Board Member of the company for more than 14 years . Mr Galassi is attorney at law specialized in international commerce and arbitration. He has been a member of the Bar since 1996. He joined the Manchester City Board of Directors in June 2012.


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.