Manchester City stands today as one of the most elite clubs in the top flight of English football. Over the course of its history many good players have played for the club. Some of these players left an everlasting impression on the club by scoring numerous goals and some are still doing so. Let us have a look at Manchester City top 10 goalscorers of all time.
Here are the Manchester City top 10 goalscorers of all time–
10. Fred Tilson [132 goals] [273 apps]
Tilson was part of the City team that won both the FA Cup and the League Championship (Division 1) in the 1930s. In his first season Tilson made 6 appearances and helped City earn promotion to the first division. Tilson had forged a prolific partnership with winger Eric Brook at Barnsley and City decided that rather than break up the pair, the Club should buy them both and for just £6,000. Tilson would make 264 league appearances for the team and score 110 goals in the league.
9. Billy Gillespie [132 goals] [231 apps]
Billy Gillespie played for Manchester City between 1896 and 1904 enjoying eight productive years with City, winning two Division Two Championships and the FA Cup. He scored a total of 132 goals for City, 126 of which came in the league.
8. Tommy Browell [139 goals] [247 apps]
Tommy Browell was one of City’s greatest ever strikers and still sits proudly in the all-time top 10 some 90 years after leaving the Blues.in 1919, Browell formed a prolific goalscoring partnership with Horace Barnes. In the 1920–21 season Manchester City finished runners-up in the league, and Browell set a career-best of 31 league goals.
He settled in Blackpool after he retired and became a tram driver, passing away on 5 October 1955.
7. Francis Lee [148 goals] [330 apps]
Lee started his professional career with Bolton Wanderers. Manchester City manager Joe Mercer signed him for a club record transfer fee of £60,000 in 1967. He made his Manchester City debut in a 2–0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Maine Road, and scored his first Manchester City goal the following week at Fulham. In his first season at the club, he scored 16 League goals in 31 appearances, playing a crucial role in City’s push for the 1967–68 League Championship; Mercer described him as “the final piece of the jigsaw”. The title was decided on the final day of the season, City requiring a win at Newcastle United. City won the match 4–3, Lee scoring one of the goals, and were crowned champions. The following season Lee was part of the Manchester City team which won the 1969 FA Cup.
Part of the suitably named ‘Holy Trinity’ of Bell, Summerbee and Lee, he remains one of the Club’s greatest players.