City Football Group Signals China Growth as CMC Holdings Led Consortium Acquires 13% CFG Minority Shareholding (y 2)

Actualizado 01/12/2015 9:01:44 CET

City Football Group is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG). ADUG is an investment and development company privately owned by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

City Football Group's headquarters are in Manchester and it has offices in Abu Dhabi, London, New York, Melbourne, Singapore and Tokyo.

For more information, please visit http://mediazone.cityfootball.com

About Manchester City Football Club 

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club whose roots began in East Manchester in 1880 as St Mark's West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners' Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles in the last three years (2012, 2014), and five FA Cups.

Under manager Manuel Pellegrini, the Club plays its domestic and Champions' League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a world leading first team training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women's Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

For more information, please visit http://www.mcfc.co.uk

About Manchester City Women's Football Club 

Formerly known as Manchester City Ladies FC, the club was founded in 1988 by City in the Community. In the 25 years since then, their affiliation with the men's team has taken various forms, culminating in the statement of a formal partnership with Manchester City in August 2012. The Club was granted entry to the FA Women's Super League in April 2013 and subsequently re-launched as Manchester City Women's Football Club in January 2014.

The Club mirrors and benefits from its association with its male equivalent and is structured in all aspects of its operations to take advantage of the resources of the wider organisation - from community programmes, to youth development, scouting, coaching, sports science, digital coverage and first team football operations.

In their inaugural season under Head Coach Nick Cushing, Manchester City Women's Football Club made history when they clinched their first ever trophy, the FA WSL Continental Cup. In the 2015 campaign, the Club finished second place in the FA WSL and with it secured UEFA Women's Champions League football for the 2016 season.  

The team, which includes five England internationals who recently competed in the 2015 Women's World Cup, play their home games in the 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium at City Football Academy, the facility which they share alongside the men's and academy teams.

About Melbourne City Football Club 

Melbourne City Football Club is a professional football club that competes in the major Australian domestic competition, the Hyundai A-League, in the top tier of women's football, the Westfield W-League and the Foxtel National Youth League. The Club, formerly known as Melbourne Heart FC was established in 2009, inspired by a vision for a broad based community team, celebrating cultural diversity and sporting passion through football.

Becoming known as Melbourne City FC in 2014, the Club is wholly owned by the City Football Group and plays its home games at the 30,000 capacity AAMI Park stadium in Melbourne. Managed by former Dutch international John van't Schip, the Club's training and administrative base is at City Football Academy, Melbourne on the campus of La Trobe University.  The CFA Melbourne features advanced new training pitches for the Melbourne City first team, two elite youth team pitches, dedicated community pitches, world class medical and sports science facilities and expansive office space.  It is also CFG's centre for football operations in the Asia Pacific region and the training and administration base for the affiliated Women's team, Melbourne City Women's FC which was founded in 2015 and competes in the W-League, the top division of women's football in Australia.

For further information, please visit http://www.melbournecityfc.com.au

About New York City Football Club 

New York City Football Club is an American professional soccer team based in New York City that competes in Major League Soccer in the Eastern Conference of the league. It was announced as the league's twentieth franchise on May 21, 2013 and is the first and only Major League Soccer Club located within the five boroughs of New York City. Majority owned by City Football Group, New York City FC plays its home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees. 

New York City FC kicked off their inaugural MLS season in March 2015 and has former US National Team captain Claudio Reyna as its Sporting Director and, from 1st January 2016, former World Cup winner Patrick Vieira as its coach.

For further information, please visit http://www.nycfc.com

More information about City Football Group can be found at: http://mediazone.cityfootball.com

CONTACT: CFG Media Contacts: CFG Americas and EMEA - Toby Craig, Head ofMarketing Communications, toby.craig@cityfootball.com, +44-7710-380-248,CFG Asia Pacific - Damaris Treasure, Head of Strategic Communications,damaris.treasure@cityfootball.com, +61-406-506-069

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