Here are Manchester City’s last 7 top scorers: Where are they now?
7. Sergio Aguero - Manchester City
Sergio Aguero has been Manchester City’s top scorer six times. Since arriving from Atletico Madrid in July 2011, Aguero has scored 201 goals in 292 games for the Citizens, a truly remarkable rate of goal scoring. He reached his double century in Pep Guardiola’s side's Community Shield success over Chelsea, and we’re backing him for another stellar season this term. The 30-year-old is still at Manchester City of course.
6. Carlos Tevez - Boca Juniors
Carlos Tevez of Boca Juniors smiles before a round of sixteen first leg match between Boca Juniors and Libertad as part of Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018 at Estadio Alberto J. Armando on...
Another Argentine and another multiple Manchester City top scorer, Carlos Tevez was top scorer at the Etihad on three occasions. Although Tevez’s time with the Sky Blues was rarely short on controversy, no-one can deny that he was a hugely important player in establishing the club among England’s elite. The feisty, energetic and industrious former West Ham man bagged 73 goals in 148 games for the club, having joined from arch rivals Manchester United. Tevez left in 2013 for Juventus, and he has since had a forgettable stint in China, sandwiched between two spells with his boyhood club Boca Juniors.
5. Robinho - Sivasspor
Manchester City’s first marquee signing following Sheikh Mansour’s takeover, the power-shift that the transfer displayed probably had a greater impact than Robinho himself. That being said, he was the club’s top scorer in his first season at the Etihad, bagging 15 goals in 41 games. He added just one more strike to that tally at the start of the following season, before joining Santos on-loan and eventually AC Milan on a permanent. In a tale of largely wasted potential, Robinho is now 34, playing for Sivasspor in Turkey.
4. Elano - Coach
Elano, headcoach of Santos during the national anthem prior before the match between Santos and Botafogo as a part of Campeonato Brasileiro 2017 at Pacaembu Stadium on June 7, 2017 in Sao...
Into fourth place and we’ve already travelled back over a decade to the 2007-08 season, and still we are yet to see a non-South American in this seven. A bit of a cult hero among the blue side of Manchester, Elano spent two seasons at Manchester City, scoring some fantastic goals in that time. It is perhaps a mark of how far City have come that 10 goals in all competitions was comfortably enough to see Elano named as the club’s top scorer in his first season with the club. Since departing, Elano has played in Turkey, Brazil and India, but retired in 2015, and has since served as both assistant and interim manager at Santos, but the 37-year-old is currently out of work.
3. Joey Barton - Fleetwood Manager
If ten goals by Elano was damning, then how does seven goals by Joey Barton sound? The much-maligned and midfielder came through the youth ranks at Manchester City, winning his only England cap during his time with the club. Seven goals in his final season preceded a £5.8 million move to Newcastle United, although Barton’s timing was a touch unfortunate, as the two club’s subsequent successes have shown. Barton went on to play for QPR, Marseille, Burnley and Rangers, before an 18-month ban due to his gambling prompted him to retire. The 35-year-old moved into management over the summer, losing his first game of the season as Fleetwood manager at the weekend.
2. Darius Vassell - Wolves U18 Coach
Luke Chambers of Forest tackles Darius Vassell of Leicester during the npower Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City at the City Ground on April 22, 2011 in...
The joint top scorer for Manchester City in the 2005-06, tied with the man who will be up next, Darius Vassell was a really pacy and hard working forward. Having made his name with Aston Villa, Vassell joined City in 2005, going on to spend four years with the club. Ten goals in all competitions saw the former England international the joint top scorer as City finished 15th, and he went on to play briefly in Turkey followed by a short stint at Leicester, before hanging up his boots at the age of 32. Six years on from his retirement, Vassell is now an under-18’s coach at recently-promoted Wolves.
1. Andy Cole - Various
It is a mark of the attacking talent England had at their disposal during the 1990’s that Andy Cole is the second highest goal scorer in England’s top flight since it was renamed the Premier League in 1992, and yet he only won 15 caps for the national team. Cole was an exceptional centre-forward with real attacking nous and precision in front of goal. He was devastating during his time with both Newcastle and Manchester United, later turning out for a handful of English clubs. One of those was Manchester City, where Cole scored an impressive 10 goals in 23 games. Having retired in 2008, Cole dabbled with coaching, but now works mainly as a pundit and analyst or as an ambassador for Manchester United.