In a momentous achievement for English football and the Premier League, Manchester City has secured its place in soccer history by winning the FIFA Club World Cup. This victory not only cements the club’s position among the world’s elite football clubs but also represents a significant milestone in their pursuit of global excellence.
The triumph was sealed with goals from Julian Alvarez and an own goal from Nino, followed by Phil Foden adding a third in the 72nd minute and Alvarez netting his second in stoppage time, leading to a comprehensive victory over Brazilian side Fluminense in Saudi Arabia.
This victory adds another accolade to Manchester City’s impressive haul in 2023, making it their fifth piece of silverware after securing the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.
Remarkably, the historic FIFA Club World Cup win comes just days after Manchester City achieved a unique feat in the 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, becoming the first Premier League side on record to do so.
This success places City in the esteemed company of Manchester United, Liverpool, and Chelsea as Club World Cup winners. Moreover, they stand alone as the first English side to secure five trophies in a calendar year, following the Treble of Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League last season, along with the UEFA Super Cup in August.
With this triumph, Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola etch themselves into the history books, solidifying their places as one of the greatest football clubs and managers of all time.