Manchester City Personalised Gifts

Manchester City Memorabilia and Gift Ideas

I Just Love It has a fabulous range of personalised Manchester City merchandise, including unique memorabilia and great gift ideas. Below you will find a selection of our most popular Man City gifts, in addition to a few interesting facts about the Blues.

Brief History of Manchester City FC

Manchester City FC was founded in 1880 when the cricket team of St. Marks’ Church began to play football. The Blues won the FA Cup in 1904 and 1934, and they twice finished as runners-up of the First Division before finally winning the title in 1937. By the time Man City celebrated a third FA Cup win in 1956, the club had begun to use the Revie Plan. This was a variation of the tactical system that had been employed by the Hungarian national team in a stunning 6-3 win over England. Manchester City used Don Revie as a deep centre forward and he would roam to central midfield to start attacks and draw centre backs out of position.

Joe Mercer was appointed manager of Manchester City in the 1960s and he led the club to its second First Division title in 1968. The Blues won an FA Cup, two League Cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup during the next decade, before decline set in as the team began to age and disband. The club was revitalised in 2008 when Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Ltd took over ownership of Manchester City. Overnight, Man City became one of the richest football clubs in the world.

Did you know…

Manchester City is also known as “The Blues", due to the colour of their home kit. The club originally played in scarlet and black, but switched to blue in around 1892. Although away colours have frequently changed, black and red has been the most traditional choice and was implemented by former assistant manager, Malcolm Allison. He hoped that the colours of the mighty AC Milan would inspire the side to success.

The Blues moved to the City of Manchester Stadium – also known as Eastlands – in 2003. The ground had originally been built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and it hosted the athletics and rugby sevens events. When the Games ended, Man City paid approximately £35 million to convert the athletics ground to a football stadium. The inaugural game was a friendly against Barcelona, which took place in August 2003.The City of Manchester Stadium has a capacity of over 47,000 and it was chosen as the venue for the final of the 2008 UEFA Cup.

Manchester City Memorabilia

We offer an exciting range of personalised Manchester City gifts, which includes various items of Man City memorabilia. These presents can be kept for years to come and they are a terrific idea for any fan of the club.

Our Personalised Manchester City Football Book incorporates a variety of match reports from the past one hundred years. Written by journalists who were there at the time, this reproduced newspaper coverage forms a fascinating record of some of the biggest games in the club’s history.

The Football Book opens with Man City’s FA Cup triumph of 1904 and it goes on to feature many other FA Cup and League Cup wins. We also incorporate some memorable ties from earlier rounds, such as the 3-0 win against Manchester United in 1926 and the 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa in 1934, which were both FA Cup semi-finals. The Man City Book features European cup competitions, including the 1970 European Cup Winners’ Cup final and the fantastic win against Barcelona in 2003. It also contains extensive coverage of league fixtures. Highlights include First Division titles, Second Division championships and many promotion-clinching games. There are high-scoring thrillers and derby wins against Manchester United, such as the double in 2007/2008. The Manchester City Book also includes articles on the signing of key players, such as Trevor Francis.

Twelve of the best match reports are also featured in our Personalised Manchester City Diary and Personalised Manchester City Calendar, which are smartly presented and can start from the month of your choice.

Our Manchester City Season Books feature a more in-depth record of a particular season. These high-quality A4 books will take you through all the key events of your chosen campaign. They include reproduced reports on European and domestic cup competitions, in addition to the twists and turns of the fight for the Premiership title. Newspaper coverage also incorporates any significant moments off the field and interviews with the Man City players.

If you are already interested in commemorating the current season, why not sign up to My Manchester City Football Year? This service allows you to create a customised season book at any time, with the option of editing match reports, statistics and photographs from every Blues game. At the end of the season you will receive your professionally printed and bound book, with up to two hundred pictures included.

More Manchester City Gift Ideas

A Tour of the City of Manchester Stadium is a great experience for any supporter of the Blues. Recipients will be given access to behind the scenes areas including the dressing room, warm-up room and player tunnel. They will then have a chance to view the famous pitch from the team dug-out and the director’s box, before the stadium tour finishes in the club museum.

Our Personalised Manchester City Commentaries make unusual and entertaining presents for fans of the Blues. A professional radio commentator will record an original commentary, based upon your choice of match highlights. Your recipient could become the hero of the City of Manchester Stadium by saving a crucial penalty, providing a great assist or scoring a stunning last-minute goal. In doing so, they could also be nominated as Man of the Match.