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.
Bell was signed by Manchester City from bury in 1966 and he spent thirteen glorious years with the club.
Dubbed ‘The King’ and worthy of having a stand at the Etihad Stadium named after him, the former City midfielder is still regarded as one of the best players – if not the best player – to have donned the sky blue shirt.
In his first season with the club,he helped the team earn promotion to the First Division. By the start of the 1967/68 season, City were on the verge of once again being a major force in English football. The arrival of Francis Lee in October proved the catalyst that powered the Blues to their first Championship since 1937. At the heart of this team was Colin Bell.
In 1969 Manchester City won the FA Cup with a 1–0 victory over Leicester City thanks to a goal by Neil Young. In 1970, Manchester City and Bell won two trophies, the League Cup and the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
It was in 1975-76 season when Martin Buchan’s mistimed tackle meant Colin was stretchered off with damage to his knee so serious it effectively meant his playing days were over.He was still only 29 and proved an enormous loss not only to City but also to the national side.
In total, he made close to 500 appearances for the Blues and remained at Maine Road following his retirement, working with the youth team.