Manchester City have been around since 1880, originally known as St Mark’s after the church that founding members belonged to, and have been part of the Football League since 1892.
They have even won English league titles in the 1930s and 1960s, long before the start of the Premier League era. But their consistent success has been much more recent.
City have been a top-flight club for most of their history, aside from occasional spells yo-yoing between divisions, notably just after the Second World War, in the 1980s and 1990s/early 2000s.
Having fallen as far as the third tier for a season in…