The 35 gamers Roberto Mancini sold at Man City
Roberto Mancini became the first manager to bring a high-flight league title to Manchester City, and he signed several club greats along the methodology, too.
Appointed in December 2009, the Euro 2020 -winning coach remained in ticket at City till the tip of the 2012/13 campaign - correct thru which length 35 gamers departed on a permanent foundation.
Indeed, correct thru his three-and-a-half of-twelve months stint, the Italian welcomed all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure to the club. There were several other large-cash arrivals who didn't possess reasonably the identical affect, though.
Here, we take a more in-depth glimpse at what these aged first-crew and academy contributors are doing now.
Emmanuel Adebayor - Tottenham (£5.76m): Intently tracked by Chelsea and AC Milan, it became City who won the poke for his £26.1million switch in 2009. All thru a three-twelve months spell interspersed with loans to Right Madrid and Tottenham, the frontman scored 19 targets in 45 video games across all competitions for City. He's been with out a club since 2020 after leaving Paraguayan outfit Membership Olimpia.
Mario Balotelli - AC Milan (£18m): Having spent three years with City between 2010 and 2013, the controversial Italian signed for Turkish side Adana Demirspor correct last week. That is his seventh club since Mancini granted him a pass support to Italy eight years within the past when he joined AC Milan for £18million.
Craig Bellamy - Liverpool (free): A worthy aged Premier League and Welsh worldwide ahead, Bellamy headed to Liverpool for a 2d spell in 2011 after three seasons with City. Now 42, the Welshman is presently head coach at Anderlecht Below-21s.
Ahmed Benali - Brescia (free): Born in Manchester, the Libya worldwide became a product of City's academy, but never managed to atomize thru into the first crew. Noteworthy of his occupation has been spent in Italy. He joined Crotone earlier than the 2018/19 campaign.
Benjani - Blackburn Rovers (free): City paid Portsmouth shut to £5million for his products and companies in 2008. Nevertheless, correct seven targets and two seasons later, the Zimbabwean became on his methodology to Blackburn Rovers. A return to Pompey became followed by a spell support home, with retirement following in 2014.
Jerome Boateng - Bayern Munich (£12.5m): After leaving the Etihad Stadium in 2011, defender Boateng solid a stellar occupation for himself within the Bundesliga and helped Germany ranking the 2014 World Cup. He's presently a free agent on the support of a memorable decade with Bayern.
Valeri Bojinov - Parma (£1.8m): City are one of 16 golf equipment the Bulgarian striker has called home between 2002 and the present day. With one Premier League plan to show conceal following his £7.2million swap from Fiorentina, City were forced to take a loss here. Bojinov signed for Levski Sofia last length of time.
Felipe Caicedo - Levante (£900k): It would possibly per chance per chance well moreover not possess worked out for Caicedo within the Premier League (four targets in 27 video games), but the 68-cap Ecuador striker has carved out an exact recognition for himself in Spain, and latterly Italy, the place he has scored 28 times in four years at Lazio.
Nigel de Jong - AC Milan (£3.15m): His pass to Serie A in 2012 proved to be the Dutchman's last large one, sooner than less great spells within the MLS and beyond. Now ancient 36, the combative midfielder restful plays in Qatar.
Kelvin Etuhu - no club (launched): Despite simplest taking part in a handful of times for City, the midfielder loved a greater than first price occupation within the English Soccer League. Nevertheless, he has not featured since 2019.
Javier Garrido - Lazio (£2.25m): Most effective at Right Sociedad (90) did the aged Spain U21 left-support play more suits than the 63 he managed with City correct thru his occupation. He went on to play for Lazio and Norwich City among others. Now 36, the Basque defender retired on the tip of the 2019/20 season.
Shay Given - Aston Villa (£3.38m): A two-decade occupation on the tip level seen Given play 451 video games within the Premier League and ranking 134 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Mancini sanctioned his pass to Aston Villa in 2011 - after two years on the Etihad Stadium - and the Irishman is now fragment of Wayne Rooney's backroom crew at Derby County.
David Gonzalez - Brighton (free): Plucked from relative obscurity by City in 2010, the Colombian goalkeeper became with City for 2 years, but didn't make a single senior appearance. Retirement got here calling this January after he spent the demise embers of his occupation in his native nation.
Owen Hargreaves - no club (retired): Signed by Mancini for his last season as a real, the aged Bayern player became a shock arrival from neighbours United in 2011. Upright four appearances and 12 months later, though, the boots were hung up for precise. Hargreaves is now a frequent pundit for BT Sport.
Stephen Ireland - Aston Villa (£8.73m): Spells with Villa and Stoke City followed five promising years within the first crew at City, but the club's academy graduate would possibly per chance well moreover never reasonably re-ignite that spark in varied locations. Ireland retired on the age of 32, midway thru the 2018/19 campaign.
Jo - Internacional (free): Now into the twilight of his occupation at 34, the Brazilian continues to play along with his first club Corinthians. At City, Jo would possibly per chance well well not reasonably replicate the salvage he confirmed at CSKA Moscow, scoring four times between 2008 and 2011 following a £19million switch.
Adam Johnson - Sunderland (£11.34m): A winger of giant ability and promise, his occupation got here crashing down in 2015/16 when he became arrested, charged and subsequently imprisoned after being discovered responsible of sexual intercourse with a teenager. Johnson became launched in 2019 after serving half of his sentence.
Michael Johnson - no club (retired): Accidents were among the issues to beset the immensely talented Johnson correct thru his time with City. Unfortunately, after correct 45 appearances he became forced to retire in January 2013, ancient 24.
Scott Kay - Macclesfield (free): Equally to several other gamers on this list, the 31-twelve months-feeble spent the majority of his occupation extra down the divisions and in non-league. He has been with out a club for over 12 months now.
Shay Logan - Brentford (free): Even though it became Brentford who first picked Logan up from City and their academy, the defender is presumably finest known for his seven-twelve months spell north of the border with Aberdeen. That introduced him nearly 300 senior appearances and a Scottish League Cup winner's medal in 2014.
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Donal McDermott - Huddersfield Town (free): Or not it has been three years since McDermott left Swindon - and he has but to play one other real club since.
Ben Mee - Burnley (undisclosed): He would possibly per chance well well possess simplest performed one sport for City, but the no-nonsense defender stays one of many tip performers at fellow Premier League side Burnley. Mee is captain over at Turf Moor and is closing in on 200 high-flight appearances for the Clarets.
Karl Moore - UCD (free): A pass support home to Ireland with UCD in 2010 became followed by stints at several other golf equipment across the nation's high two divisions - including two spells with Bohemians. He won the SSE Airtricity Premier Division league title with Shamrock Rovers in 2010/11.
Gunnar Nielsen - no club (launched): The 63-cap Faroese goalkeeper is in total one of many busiest men in world soccer by methodology of strapping on the gloves for his nation. At club level, he has spent the last five seasons in Iceland with FH Hafnarfjörður, the place he won the league title in 2015/16.
Nedum Onuoha - QPR (£4.23m): Clocking up 116 appearances for City after making his debut in 2004, six years at QPR followed sooner than Onuoha introduced the curtains down on his occupation Stateside. Since retiring at Right Salt Lake, he has now and then popped up as pundit.
Martin Petrov - Bolton Wanderers (free): Or not it has been seven years since the Bulgarian retired and, following three seasons at City - amid spells at other Premier League golf equipment - Petrov has subsequently outdated into the backdrop since placing up his boots.
Robinho - AC Milan (£18.9m): A abnormal closing date day arrival in 2008, Robinho later claimed he thought it became United he became becoming a member of. City were treated to 14 targets correct thru a mesmeric first season, but in 2010 the Brazilian headed out to Serie A. In 2017 an Italian court sentenced the aged Right Madrid striker in absentia to 9 years in penal advanced after he became convicted of sexual assault. As he's presently residing in his native Brazil, he can not be extradited to serve his sentence.
Stefan Savic - Fiorentina (free): Savic would possibly per chance well well possess simplest performed at City for one season, but 11 outings within the Premier League were ample for him to be awarded a league winners medal in 2012. At 30 years of age the Montenegrin centre-support correct added one other league title to his cupboard with Atletico Madrid last season.
Sylvinho - no club (retired): An esteemed player in his like simply, the Brazilian lined out for Arsenal sooner than winning the Champions League twice with Barcelona, sooner than ending his occupation with City in 2010. Now 47, Sylvinho is manager at Corinthians, the place aged City teammate Jo is one of his attacking choices.
Stuart Taylor - Reading (free): Despite bursting onto the scene with Arsenal when he made his league debut in a 3-1 ranking over Manchester United, Taylor made fewer than 100 senior appearances in his real occupation, which ended in 2018.
Shaun Wright-Phillips - QPR (£4.05m): Appropriate ample to ranking 36 caps for England - greater than his dad Ian Wright - the one-time City ahead moreover counts Chelsea and QPR as aged golf equipment. Having retired in 2019, the 39-twelve months-feeble now and then surfaces as a pundit and not too prolonged within the past passed touch upon City's pursuit of Jack Grealish.
Freddie Veseli - Manchester United (free): Having first stepped into England with City, the Albanian moved over to the red half of of Manchester, but his time there became quick-lived. The 35-cap worldwide, now 28, plays for Serie A rookies Salernitana.
Javan Vidal - Panetolikos (free): One other homegrown ability who became unable to make the grade, Vidal has hung out with several decrease division and non-league golf equipment. Vidal signed for Kettering in 2019.
Patrick Vieira - no club (retired): A player of the finest quality who won a myriad of trophies at domestic and worldwide level. Having stepped administration since retiring, the ex-Arsenal captain will return to the Premier League next season as Crystal Palace manager.
Vladimir Weiss - Pescara (£1.62m): Piece of the club's academy system, having moved to England from his native Slovakia, the left-sided ahead simplest performed five times for City. He left on a permanent foundation in 2012, but went on to ranking 71 caps for his nation - including two at this summer season's Euro 2020. At club level he now plays for his father, with whom shares the identical title, at Slovan Bratislava.
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