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Published on November 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman


CitySanta v CityElf: Kick off the festive season with Man City!

The countdown to Christmas has begun and Manchester City are calling on Cityzens across the globe to celebrate with them this festive season

For a second year, Manchester City are kicking the celebrations off with their official Christmas photo, but this time there’s a video and a twist. The photo and video feature stars and legends from across the Club wearing City’s annual Christmas jumpers as they face off in a snowball fight refereed by none other than Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola.

Representing team #CitySanta are Kevin de Bruyne, Steph Houghton, Mike Summerbee and Willy Caballero, whilst Vincent Kompany, Toni Duggan, Paul Dickov and Angelino make up team #CityElf.

As the build up to Christmas continues, fans can get involved by voting for their favourite side and taking part in a range of festive competitions both online and at the Etihad Stadium on a matchday. The winning team will be announced at 10:00AM on Christmas Eve and everyone who has voted for that team will be entered into a prize draw to present the champions with the inaugural Manchester City Christmas trophy.

The Christmas jumpers representing each team are available online and at all official Manchester City Stores. As part of this year’s Cityzens Giving campaign, the Club will donate an additional £5 for every jumper purchased to local community football projects in Manchester, run by City in the Community, who this year celebrate 30 years of empowering lives through football. *

Speaking on behalf of team #City Santa, captain for current FA WSL Champions, Manchester City Women’s FC, Steph Houghton said:

“This is such an exciting initiative we are thrilled to be a part of. It combines the fun of the Christmas season with the opportunity to make a difference in the local community. Come on City Elves, let’s win this!”

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Vincent Kompany, the men’s first team captain and lead for team #CityElf, is also going for gold in the inaugural festive face off:

“Christmas is a great opportunity to bring people together and for all of us at Manchester City, it’s really important to ensure fans are a part of everything we do. The festive face off is ideal as we can celebrate and support a good cause together. City Elves, let’s do this!”

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With a Christmas competition for everyone to get involved in, an all-new festive retail line and the opportunity to support local football projects, the festive cheer at Manchester City is in full swing and there’s even more to look forward to.

To buy your Christmas jumper today visit or one of the Manchester City Stores located at the Etihad Stadium and on Market Street in Manchester city centre. From Thursday 10th November, Manchester City’s festival line will also be on sale from the Club’s pop up store at the annual Manchester Christmas Markets.

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