Midfielders are generally the most hard-working players on the pitch.From helping out defenders in dispossessing opponents to assisting attackers in scoring goals,they do it all. Many such great midfielders have played for Manchester City throughout their history and we have tried to pick ”10 greatest Manchester City midfielders of all time”.
Here are the top 10 greatest Manchester City midfielders of all time ,we have left out some of the wingers who also played as outside right or outside left.
Wright-Phillips was signed as a youth player from Nottingham Forest when he was 17.He became the first graduate of City’s academy to break into the first team. Despite his diminutive size, Wright-Phillips was blessed with great pace and dribbling ability that made him hugely popular with City fans.
In 2005,he sold to Chelsea but he returned to Manchester City in 2008,after not so fruitful three years with Chelsea.He spent three more years with the blue side of Manchester,before leaving for QPR in 2011.
Alan Oakes holds the honour of being both Manchester City’s most decorated player and their top appearance maker over his eighteen-year stay with the club.
He joined Manchester City as an amateur in 1958, turning professional and making his debut a year later. Oakes blossomed under the stewardship of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison to become the heartbeat of the City side during their most successful period.
He picked up numerous honours at the club, including a European Cup Winners’ Cup winners medal in 1970, a First Division and Second Division championship medal in 1967–68 and 1965–66 respectively, an FA Cup winners medal in 1969, two League Cup winners medals in 1970 and 1976, and FA Charity Shield winners medals in 1968 and 1972,before leaving for Chester City in 1976.
Kinkladze was unlike anything City supporters had witnessed before, a marvellously evasive dribbler with an eye for a through-ball and the odd wonder goal.
Kinladze joined Manchester City from Dinamo Tbilisi in 1995, where his dribbling ability and spectacular goals made him a cult hero, winning the club’s Player of the Year award in two consecutive seasons. Kinkladze stayed with Manchester City despite relegation to the Football League First Division in 1996, but the club continued to decline, and after a second relegation in 1998 he joined Dutch champions Ajax.