Girona the latest club in City portfolio
City Football Group expands its global football footprint with major acquisition in La Liga's Girona24 August 2017 | FT Editor
City Football Group have expanded their global football footprint with the purchase of a 44.3% stake in La Liga side, Girona.
It is the sixth club in the Abu Dhabi group's portfolio. In addition to its flagship Manchester City team, City Football Group own or have majorty partnership in New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama and Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay. It also has a 'collaboration agreement' with Venezuelan team, Atletico Venezuela.
Girona was promoted to La Liga at the end of last season, having previously reached the second-tier play-offs on three occasions in the previous four seasons.
The other major shareholder in Girona is Pere Guardiola, the brother of Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola. Pere is managing director of Girona Football Group which also has a 44.3% share in the club.
Manchester City has loaned five players to Girona: Pablo Maffeo, Aleix García, Douglas Luiz, Marlos Moreno and Larry Kayode.
Girona drew 2-2 against visiting Atletico Madrid in its La Liga debut last weekend. In a recent friendly match for the Costa Brava Trophy, Girona defeated Manchester City 1-0.
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