Manchester City’s chances of winning the UEFA Champions League were crushed following Real Madrid’s impressive performance. The Cityzens have made more attempts at lifting the trophy, including finishing up in an all English final with Chelsea in 2021.
Despite these close attempts, Man City have failed to get the results when they’re needed the most.
City Manager Pep Guardiola had won the Champions League twice with Barcelona in 2012 and 2013.
Historically, Man City isn’t one of the best when it comes to English soccer teams in European football.
Man City have not won a Champions League title yet, and their only European Trophy was the 1969–70 European Cup Winners’ Cup victory against Górnik Zabrze. The club’s closest attempt at the title was the 2020/21 final where they lost to Chelsea in Portugal.
Manchester City’s success has been on the home front, where they’ve won 20 league titles. The club has spent heavily in the transfer market trying to build what would be seen as a European Superpower in football.
But where Man City have succeeded in doing is making the English football scene a fortress that’s hard to maintain amid tough competition from other teams like Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, who’s also spent a considerable amount of cash in the market.
Have Man City won the Champions League? Timeline of the club’s closeness to winning the trophy
European Cup/Champions League
Runners up: 1 (2020/21)
Since the 2012–13 season, Man City have been consistent in the Champions League and have also finished in the knockout stages. This success could be attributed to the club’s tactical abilities led by Pep Guardiola and the squad depth.
2016–17: Round of 16
2014–15: Round of 16
2013–14: Round of 16
2012–13: Group Stage
2011–12: Round of 16
2010–11: Round of 16
1968–69: First round