At the current time they reside in The City of Manchester Stadium, a newly constructed state of the art 48,000 seater stadium situated in East Manchester. In the 2002-2003 season they came 9th in the premiership and qualified for the 2003-2004 UEFA Cup. The highlight of the season was a 3-1 derby victory over their Manchester rivals Manchester United to end 13 years of waiting to beat them. Shaun Goater grabbed two as well as Nicolas Anelka scoring. They opened their new stadium with a 2-1 win over Football Giants F.C. Barcelona with goals scored by Nicolas Anelka and Trevor Sinclair. Their current squad contains the likes of Nicolas Anelka, David Seaman, Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman, Paul Bosvelt, Trevor Sinclair and Claudio Reyna, as well as former England manager Kevin Keegan as manager. In the pre-season of 2002-2003 they spend £13,500,000 ($20,000,000) on Nicolas Anelka. Their rise was rapid; from being in the third tier of English football in 1999; to being in European competition, having a stunning stadium and having world class players in their squad and being amongst the top ten sides in England.
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"Old" First Division/Premier League Champions - 1936/37, 1967/68. Runners-up - 1903-04, 1920-21, 1976-77.
"Old" Second Division/"New" First Division Champions - 1898-99, 1902-03, 1909-10, 1927-38, 1946-47, 1965-66, 2001-02. Runners-up - 1895-96, 1950-51, 1988-89, 1999-2000.
"New" Second Division Play-off Winners - 1998-99.
F.A. Cup Winners - 1903, 1934, 1956, 1969. Runners-up - 1926, 1933, 1955,1981.
Football League Cup Winners - 1970, 1976. Runners-up - 1974.
European Cup Winners' Cup Winners - 1970.