The City Football Group continues to expand (Picture: Getty Images)City Football Group (CFG) have added another team to their portfolio by jointly purchasing Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu FC.
Manchester City owners CFG have bought the third tier side along with China Sports Capital, who have had a working relationship with CFG for some time.
Jose Mourinho enjoyed negative press given to Manchester United starCFG CEO, Ferran Soriano, said of the purchase: ‘We are making a long-term, sustainable commitment to grow and develop Sichuan Jiuniu FC and to nurture Chinese footballing talent.’
So just how many teams do CFG own now?
Man City have enjoyed great success under the CFG banner (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester City Football Club
When did they join CFG? Bought under the previous guise of the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008.
Division: English Premier League.
Manchester City Women’s Football Club
When did they join CFG? Then Manchester City Ladies, the team was incorporated into CFG in 2012.
Division: FA Women’s Super League
New York City Football Club
When did they join CFG? NYCFC was created as the 20th MLS franchise team in May 2013.
Division: Major League Soccer
David Villa playing for New York City FC (Picture: Corbis via Getty Images)Melbourne City Football Club
When did they join CFG? In January 2014, Melbourne Heart were bought and re branded as Melbourne City.
Division: Australian A-League
Melbourne City Women’s Football Club
When did they join CFG? The team was created in 2015
Division: Australia’s W-League
Melbourne City joined the group in 2014 (Picture: Getty Images)Yokohama F. Marinos
When did they join CFG? The group became miniorty shareholders in May 2014 (thought to be around 20%).
Division: Japan’s J-League
Club Atletico Torque
When did they join CFG? In April 2017 the group ‘invested’ in Torque
Division: Uruguayan Primera Division
When did they join CFG? 44.3% of the club was acquired by CFG in August 2017.
Division: La Liga
When did they join CFG? February 2019
Division: China League Two
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