Manchester City Line-up Details 19-8-2007

Heres some details on Sven Goran Eriksson‘s table topping Manchester City team that won the Manchester derby on Sunday 19-8-2007. The team was a mixture of young homegrown talent and summer signings:

  • Kasper Schmeichel – 20 year old goalkeeper. Son of Peter Schmeichel. Loans periods at Darlington, Bury and Falkirk.
  • Javier Garrido – 22 year old Spanish defender. Played 83 games for La Liga team Real Sociedad before signing for City for £1.5m before this season.
  • Micah Richards – 19 year old English defender. Has played 44 games for City. 4 full caps for England.
  • Richard Dunne – 27 year old Irish defender. City’s captain. 60 games for Everton before he was bought by City for £3m autumn 2000. Has now played over 220 games for City.
  • Vedran Corluka – 21 year old Croatian defender signed from Dinamo Zagreb august 2007.
  • Geovanni – Sunday’s goal scorer. 27 year old Brazilian attacking midfielder who has played for Benfica and Barcelona. Signed for City before this season.
  • Dietar Hamann – 33 year old German defensive midfielder. Previous clubs Bayern Munich, Newcastle and Liverpool. Signed for Manchester City before last season.
  • Michael Johnson – 19 year old English midfielder was schoolboy terms with Everton but never made full debut before he moved to City.
  • Martin Petrov – 28 year old Bulgarian left winger. Signed from Spanish Atletico Madrid for £4.7m this summer. 66 full caps for Bulgaria.
  • Valeri Bojinov – 21 year old Bulgarian striker. Signed from Italian Fiorentina for £5.75m this summer. Was on loan to Juventus last season. Has scored five goals in 11 appearances for Bulgaria.
  • Elano – 26 year old Brazilian midfielder. Signed from Ukranian Shakhtar Donetsk for £8m. 15 full caps for Brazil.

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