Some incredible facts, records and numbers behind the UEFA Champions League 2022/23.



In this article, we would be reviewing some amazing facts, records and numbers of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League winning season you may have missed.


The records or stats may include that of specific players, managers or the club as a whole.


➢ Talking about consistency over the years, only six teams in English top-flight history have won 44+ games in a single season in all competitions; Manchester City in 2018/19 won 50, Manchester City in 2020/21 won 47, Liverpool in 2021/22 won 46, Manchester City in 2022/23 and 2017/18 as well as Manchester United in 2008/09 all won 44.


➢ Pep Guardiola won his 300th game in charge of Manchester city after his side’s victory against Inter Milan in the UCL final reaching that amazing milestone in just 413 games, the fewest needed to reach 300 wins with an English top flight club.


➢ Pep Guardiola is now also one of only three managers to win each of the top-flight, European Cup/Champions League,FA Cup and League Cup with an English club, alongside Alex Ferguson with Manchester United and Jurgen Klopp with Liverpool.


➢ Only Alex Ferguson (26) and Bob Paisley (13) have won more major titles with English clubs than Pep Guardiola (12).


➢ Manchester is only the second city with two different European Cup/Champions League winners after Milan.


➢ Manchester City have scored 100+ goals more than they have conceded in three of the last five seasons (18/19, 21/22, 22/23). Prior to Pep Guardiola’s arrival, no English top-flight side ever scored 100+ more than they had conceded in a single campaign.


➢ Pep Guardiola has won the treble for the second time in his managerial career becoming the first ever manager to do so with two different clubs (Barcelona in 2008/09 and Manchester City in 2022/23).


➢ Manchester City have become the sixth English team to win the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, after Aston Villa, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Nottingham Forest, which is twice as many sides than any other nation.


➢ Rodri made his 52nd start of the season for Manchester City in all competitions against Inter Milan in the UCL final. Across Pep Guardiola’s managerial career, the only outfield player to have started more games in a single season under him was Lionel Messiin 2011/12 (57).


➢ Ilkay Gundogan became the first German to captain a non-German side in an European Cup/UCL final.


➢ Only Carlo Ancelotti (5) have managed in more UEFA Champions League final matches as a coach than Pep Guardiola (4).


➢ UEFA Champions League Player of the season, Rodri regained possession of the ball 105 times in the Champions League in 2022/23 which is 26 more times than any other player and the most since Claude Makelele in 2007/08 (109).


➢ Jack Grealish created 35 chances in the Champions League in 2022/23, 12 more than any other player and the most since DusanTadic in 2018/19 (37).


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