Manchester City have won the Club of the Year Award at the 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony after seven players received nominations this year.
The award is presented to the club that receives the highest number of nominations across the different categories at the prestigious annual awards.
It’s the first season that the honours have been decided based on achievements over the course of a season rather than a calendar year.
Seven City players received individual nominations in the latest awards.
Kevin De Bruyne became the first player in the club’s history to reach the final three of the Men’s Ballon d’Or Award.
Joao Cancelo, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, and Bernardo Silva also featured on the 30-man nominee list.
City striker Erling Haaland also appeared on the list following an outstanding 2021/22 season for Borussia Dortmund.
Ederson also reached the final three for the the Yashin Trophy for the second time in his career after being nominated in 2019.
And Lucy Bronze, now at Barcelona, was nominated in the women’s category for her performances for Manchester City Women last term.
Chief Executive Ferran Soriano said: “This is a proud day for Manchester City.
“To be named Club of the Year is an honour and further underlines the strength of this club across both men’s and women’s football.
“We pride ourselves on playing beautiful football and winning matches.
“We are proud of the quality of the players and all the staff behind the scenes who help make us successful.
“This award is recognition of the hard work and dedication found in every department of our organisation.
“We will continue to strive for success but today I want everyone connected to Manchester City Football Club to take a step back and feel proud of all we achieved last season.”
On his Ballon d’Or shortlisting, Kevin de Bruyne said: “Obviously it’s nice to be in that [three-man] list and to be nominated for it [at all].
“I’ve been nominated quite a few times now.
“It means you’ve been doing well consistently and to be recognised as a player is always nice.
“I think if you’re in that list, it means a lot and after it’s people’s opinion.
“As a player I think you can reflect on what you did in your career.
“It is not something I look at right now.
“But when you finish your career, you can see what you have done as a player in your career for your club, for your country and individually.”
On his Yashin Trophy shortlisting, Ederson said: “I am proud to be recognised in the Yashin Trophy as part of the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
“It’s an honour to be shortlisted this year in the award for goalkeepers because the competition for both team and individual honours is always so strong.
“There are a lot of exceptional players.
“My focus now is on performing well on the pitch and having a good, successful season.”