All over the world, there are teams that are named in a way to represent the city in which is situated.
As a result, a lot of clubs especially in the UK, decided when they were first founded to have a name that ends with ‘City’ in the end.
Within this article, we take a closer look at some of the most prominent teams to include the city in the name of the football club, along with the proud history and triumphs they have achieved.
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The first team to make this list is Manchester City, who are so famous nowadays that just saying ‘city’ in a conversation, will automatically indicate which team you are talking about.
Nowadays they are a formidable team, which opponents fear especially when it comes to playing at their home stadium the Etihad.
Originally called St. Marks when they were first founded all the way back in 1880, the club hit the pinnacle in the twentieth century, after experiencing some success over this time.
Since winning their first Premier League title in 2011/12, they have gone from strength to strength, winning multiple Carabao and FA Cups.
The only title that remains is the Champions League which Pep Guardiola starts each campaign has favorites but struggles to get the job done.
When Leicester City football club won the league in the 2015/16 season it was classed as one of the greatest surprises in footballing history.
Nicknamed as the ‘Foxes’ they became everyone’s second favourite team as they did the unthinkable by claiming the title, in what can only be described as a fairy-tale.
Especially when you consider that this club was battling relegation just a year prior to the triumph.
With players such as Gary Lineker, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez being just a few of the best players to play for the ‘Foxes’ this team based in Leicester, England if not now is truly on the map.
Next up we have the Norwich City that launched in 1902, from the city on the east Norwich, England.
Club has had a loyal fanbase that has stuck by them through thick and thin, from a unstoppable Championship Winners campaign to the 2019/20 where they finished dead last with only 21 points from 38 games.
So while the club has had some success and fielded players such as Teemu Pukki who will go down has a legend of the club, they have a character to them you won’t find with other clubs.
One of two clubs based in Bristol, Bristol City was founded back in 1984 representing there city.
Unfortunately for fans of the ‘Robins’ this club has never got a taste of Premier League football, however has experienced the Football League top divisions a few times back in the 90’s.
With that said Bristol City are very well respected football club in todays day and age, with them mostly finishing middle of the Championship table.
Cardiff City football club are one of four clubs in Wales that are currently in the English football league.
Of them the team is the most successful of them, having won the FA Cup back in 1927, along with coming close in 2008, where they fell to Portsmouth by a 1 nil defeat in the final.
Founded in 1899, the team that is nicknamed the ‘Bluebirds’ plays its football at the Cardiff City Stadium, aswell playing there football in the EFL Championship.
With a rich history, and Premier League campaigns under there belt, its hard to not like the club from the Welsh capital.
Next up we have the next most successful football club from Wales. Founded in 1912 and going by the ‘Swans’ they have experienced seven years in footballs top league.
During this time, Swansea became a joy to watch with players such as Michu, Jonathan De Guzman, Danny Graham, they played an expansive football style that helped them to win the League Cup in 2013.
Unfortunately the club was though relegated in 2018 to the championship where they have been ever since, mostly finishing in the middle section of the table.
They have though produced some great players with Daniel James who came through the academy, and of course helping to develop Tammy Abraham who now plays for Roma.
A football club for England’s 2nd biggest city, we have Birmingham City from Birmingham, England.
This club first got started in 1875 originally called Small Heath Alliance.
Playing at St Andrews home to 29000 people, they have experienced variant success over there long history, with multiple First division and league cup wins in the 1900’s.
One of those league wins in which they pulled of a shock 2-1 victory over Arsenal in 2011, came in a spell where they were in the Premier League.
They made quite the time of it, finishing in the Europa League places, however the following year they found themselves relegated to the championship in 2011.
Since then one of there biggest successes was the development, Jude Bellingham, who they sold aged 17 to Borussia Dortmund for £25 million.
Stoke City is a club founded in 1863 with great culture that is based in Stoke-on-Trent, England.
Known by the nickname ‘The Potters’ they are famous for being a club that no one wants to play at. With players such as Bayern’s Thomas Muller saying:
“I remember with the national team we were in Stoke once. Those were not the best conditions, let’s put it that way.”
This is in reference to how tough a side Stoke are when playing at there home stadium Britannia. While of course the conditions can be strong, Stoke fans have a presence with a strong and passionate fanbase.
Bradford City a club located in Bradford, England currently play there football in the Football League two.
However despite them not being in the top league, Bradford not only has a rich history but they nearly pulled of a remarkable story in 202.
Then playing in League Two, they reached the final of the League Cup, where they unfortunately fell to Swansea City.
No one though will forget the fight the team showed and there cupsets against Chelsea and Liverpool on there way to Wembley.
Coventry City Football Club
Also known by as the Sky Blues, Coventry City is a football club from Coventry, England.
This team embarked its journey in 1883, however it wasn’t until 100 years later that they recorded there first success as a Mabbutt own goal, helped them beat Tottenham in the 1987 League Cup final.
Playing at the Pirelli Stadium, this longstanding club has a passionate fanbase has held it down in Championship flirting with promotion on numerous occasions.
There latest attempt being 2022/23 season where they finished 5th, to set up a play off semi-final with Middlesbrough.
Based in Kingston Upon Hull, we have Hull City, who will be famous for reaching the FA Cup Final in 2014 where they lost to Arsenal, and Jimmy Bullard’s half time celebration where he imitated then manager Phil Brown.
Hull City have spent 5 seasons in the Premier League, since there first promotion in 2008, however since 2017 they have struggled to get out of the championship.