Manchester City Men

Manchester City finished in fourth place in the 2015-16 Premier League season, down on the previous year.

Despite a somewhat disappointing finishing position, City scored 71 goals, more than any other team in the Premier League, including 47 at home.

Sergio Agüero scored 24 goals and maintained his position as the all-time most efficient striker in the Premier League.

Joe Hart missed out on the Golden Glove award by a single point; despite achieving more clean sheets than the previous year, he was just one short of the eventual winner.

In February 2016, City beat Liverpool on penalties to take home the Capital One Cup for the second time in three seasons.

City progressed further than ever before in the Champions League, beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate in the quarter-finals before being knocked out by Real Madrid in the semi-final with a 1-0 aggregate defeat.

19-year-old Kelechi Iheanacho scored 14 goals in 35 appearances, having graduated from the Elite Development Squad to the first team at the beginning of the season.

The squad was strengthened in the summer 2015 transfer window with the signing of midfielder Raheem Sterling, Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and Argentinian centre-half Nicolas Otamendi.

Following the Capital One Cup win, Manuel Pellegrini announced that 2015-16 would be his final season in charge of the Club, and it was announced that Pep Guardiola would be the new Manchester City manager.

Pre-season tour

Two City Football Group (CFG) teams faced one another for the very first time in July 2015, when Manchester City took on Melbourne City in an historic match at the CBus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia. Manchester City were victorious on the day, winning 1-0 in front of a capacity crowd.

As part of the International Champions Cup in Australia in 2015, more than 140,000 fans watched Manchester City take on Roma and Real Madrid at the Melbourne Cricket Ground over two nights.

Together with CFG partner Etihad Airways, the Club conducted City Football Schools for children and young people in Brisbane and Melbourne as part of its Australian tour.

City finished their pre-season visit to the region with a match against the Vietnamese national team in Hanoi that resulted in an 8-1 victory.