Who are the Manchester City legends honoured with trinity statue outside Etihad Stadium?

Manchester City is often labeled a club without history by fans due to their recent success under new ownership. However, the club is one of the oldest in England and boasts a rich history with several legends.

To honor these figures who contributed passion and success over the years, Manchester City has erected three new statues in front of their home, the Etihad Stadium.

Who are the Manchester City legends in the statue?

Manchester City have decided to pay tribute to three legends of the club by building a trio of statues outside the Etihad Stadium. The statues belong to Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee, who are the greatest legends in the long history of the Citizens.

The bronze statues stand on a single plinth and pose in their own unique ways. At the top of the plinth, there is a bronze plate where the names of 29 players are inscribed. These players were the team that won the First Division title, the FA Cup, the League Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup during their huge success in the 1960s and 1970s.

The entire artwork was crafted by one of the world’s best sculptors, David Williams-Ellis. Standing at 14.5 feet in height and 13 feet in width, it weighs approximately 2000 kilograms and is entirely made of bronze, painted with silver.

Situated outside the renowned Colin Bell Stand, it offers Citizens’ fans a glimpse into their history upon entering the stadium. This stands in contrast to statues honoring modern greats like Vincent Kompany, Sergio AgĂĽero, and David Silva.

Fans compare the statue to Manchester United’s Holy Trinity

Many rival fans from Manchester United however are seeing some similarities between City’s statue to one of their own. Nicknamed the United Trinity, and by many as the Holy Trinity, there is a statue of three of their best players outside Old Trafford.

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The players are George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton, who recently passed away and who are not only United legends but legends of England as well. They played pivotal roles in England’s World Cup victory and secured United’s first European trophy.

All three have earned Ballon d’Or trophies during their club careers. This landmark at the iconic stadium draws homage from fans, and the striking similarity between the statues prompts speculation about whether it was intentional or purely coincidental, given their shared history and rivalry.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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