This weekend, Manchester City was crowned the English Premier League champions for the third season in a row —something only four clubs have ever managed in English football. No club has won four in succession.
“To have helped the club win a third straight Premier League title is something very special,” said Manchester City’s captain, Ilkay Gundogan. “The Premier League is without doubt the most demanding and competitive league in the world so that tells you everything about what an achievement this is. This squad is so talented and so special and to have been captain this season has been an enormous privilege.”
This is the fifth time in the past six seasons that they have secured top spot and it now represents the 12th major honor of Pep Guardiola’s time in charge of the Club. Now, City has the opportunity to win a 13th when they face Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley on June 3.
That match will be followed by a UEFA Champions League final against Inter Milan on June 10, the second time in three seasons City has appeared in the final of Europe’s elite knock-out competition.
So far this season, Manchester City has won 27 matches and scored 92 goals, collecting 85 points.
Currently, Manchester City is one of the five clubs in the history of English football to win three top-flight titles in a row after Huddersfield Town (1924-1926), Arsenal (1933-1935), Liverpool (1982-1984) and Manchester United (1999-2001 & 2007-2009).
With the start of the 2023/24 campaign, Man. City will be tantalizing prospects for becoming the first in history to win the English top-flight four years in succession.