Youth - Academy

The Manchester City Academy had much to be proud of in 2015-16, building on past successes and benefiting from the opportunities created by the City Football Academy facility.

More than sporting talent alone, the ambition of the Academy is to develop well-rounded young people, providing the best possible opportunities to succeed in professional football and in life.

Every age group earned significant accolades, most notably national championships for the U11, U13, U15 and U18s. The U16s were unbeaten all season and scored more than 100 goals.

The U18s reached the FA Youth Cup Final for the second consecutive year, ultimately losing 4-2 across two legs in a two-part battle against reigning champions Chelsea.

A total of 28 Academy players represented their country in the U15-U18 age groups, including 18 England players.