Manchester City have become one of the richest clubs in world football since their takeover by billionnaire owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan back in 2008. Since then the club has grown from a mid-table Premier League side content with beating rivals United each season, to a side looking to challenge for honours on a domestic and European scale.
High-profile signings such as Sergio Aguero and David Silva to name just two, have helped the club make great strides since 2008, securing the FA Cup and Premier League titles but they have come at a price. Players such as Carlos Tevez and Yaya Toure are earning upwards of £200,000-a-week but thanks to the wealth of Sheikh Mansour, the club's finances aren't taking too much of a hit. As long as his billions stay around and the club keeps performing, their finances are likely to remain positive.
Below you'll see how debt levels have changed at the club over the years compared to league position & goals scored in addition to other key stats. There's also a social media data analysis of who is the most valued player to the fans, compared to the clubs player of the year.
A comparison of the club voted player of the year to what we have defined as the 'Most Valued Player' (MVP).