Originally from City… The best Manchester City graduates in modern history

Originally from City… The best Manchester City graduates in modern history

Sean Wright-Phillips

The son of Ian Wright followed in the football footsteps of his father, but became a legend not of Arsenal, but of City. A small, frail, but very fast flanking runner, Sean became one of the best graduates of the academy of the zero years. In 2005, Chelsea did not spare more than 30 million euros for the Englishman, but he never settled down in London and returned to his native club for 11 million euros. In many ways, his return was instrumental in winning the FA Cup, which was the first trophy for the Citizens in 35 years.

Daniel Sturridge

Unlike Wright-Phillips, City did not believe in Sturridge, and he made a decent career in other English clubs. At Chelsea and Liverpool, the striker won all sorts of gold medals, including two Champions Leagues for two different clubs. In addition, he was quoted in the England team, where he scored 8 goals in 26 matches.

Maika Richards

The atypical but very colorful right-back of the England national team spent 10 years in Manchester, during which he managed to see a lot, including the arrival of those same sheikhs. Diligence and loyalty to the club helped Majka win the now legendary championship in 2011/2012, which was the first in the history of the club.

Kasper Schmeichel

Despite the seemingly eternal loyalty of the Danish goalkeeper to Leicester, he began his career just at City. In the 2007/2008 season, Schmeichel rose to the first team, for which he even played three games in the Premier League, but later lost his place to the then still strong Joe Hart. Casper was later sold for just 1.75 million euros.

Kieran Trippier

Another brainchild of the City school, which the coaches did not believe in. Trippier has had a great career at Tottenham and Atlético Madrid, and since last season has found himself in a team of other rich people – at Newcastle. He could easily have become the main defender in Pep Guardiola’s scheme even now, but they parted ways.

Jadon Sancho

One of the most promising players for the coming years was also not useful to Pep and, in transit through Borussia Dortmund, ended up on the other side of Manchester – to United. City management said goodbye to a 17-year-old pupil for 20 million euros, which they may already regret. Sancho has become an important player for England, and a new Manchester United manager gives hope for the midfielder to return at his best after a disappointing first season in the Premier League.

Phil Foden

And finally, the main pride of the Etihad is Phil Foden. Guardiola noticed the boy at the age of 17, and he lived up to expectations and now, at 22, is an indispensable player for City. Already at the moment he has four championships in the Premier League and the title of one of the best players in the world in his position. It’s only the beginning!

Source: Sovsport

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