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Premier League Club That Was Founded By Church But Is Currently Owned By An Arab

Mark’s Church in Manchester 1879, helped reduced the effect of unemployment in the area. They did this by providing relief materials and food items for people.

The church eventually created Saint Mark’s football team to help in improving community spirit. That church team eventually become Manchester City and is currently owned by City Football Group.

Since 4 August 2008, the club has been majorly owned by Sheikh Mansour, one of football's wealthiest owners, with an estimated individual net worth of at least £10 billion and a family fortune of at least $1 trillion. Sheikh Mansour is an Emirati politician who is the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates.

When football started, many churches in the late 19th century found the sport to be interesting. The idea was to use football as a means of engaging the youth. Little did these churches know that the small teams they created would go in to become premier league powerhouses.

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