Manchester City are champions of England once again.
It’s the fifth time that City have stood atop the English football summit since the 1992 rebranding and three of those triumphs have come with Pep Guardiola stood in the technical area.
Man City win the Premier League
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has been integral in City’s quest to establish themselves as one of the dominant not only in England, but across Europe as a whole.
Say what you like about the money that has been involved in that process, but City are hoovering up silverware like it’s going out of fashion and it’s really leaving an impact upon the history books.
In fact, the Citizen’s latest league triumph means that they have now conquered England seven times in their entire history, topping the First Division twice to go with their modern achievements.
Manchester City are CHAMPIONS! (Football Terrace)
Man City climb the history books
And while that might not seem like a life-changing total, it actually means that only four clubs in the history of English football have won the top-flight title more times than City.
Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is some going when you consider the Citizens crashed as low as the third tier this century but alas, Sheikh Mansour’s takeover really has worked wonders.
And their fifth place finish in the all-time rankings will no doubt fuel their ambitions further with Goal compiling a fascinating list of every club to have been crowned as champions of England.
English clubs with most league titles
So, when the City squad emerge from their well-earned bottles of champagne, be sure to check who they’ll be propping up in their crosshair when they look to add to their silverware collection below:
West Bromwich Albion
Preston North End
England’s successful clubs in history
It’s staggering to think that great institutions such as Tottenham and Newcastle have ‘only’ managed a combined six league titles, but I guess that goes to show just how though English football really is.
Because although City having seven titles to their name might not sound earth-shattering, make no mistake that it puts them amongst some of the greatest clubs to set foot on English shores.
It still sees them finishing miles behind the totals of Arsenal, Liverpool and United, sure, but City are making progress at a frightening rate of knots, so Everton should start looking over their shoulders.
Whether you like it or not, City have pulled up a chair at the top table of English football giants and they are here to stay.