Manchester City Make Incredible Gesture To Their Premier League Title Winners As They Light Up Players’ Home Cities With Projections In The Places Close To Their Hearts

Kevin De Bruyne was displayed at the site of his former team Drogen in Ghent, Belgium

Manchester City have gone to great lengths to pay tribute to each of their Premier League title-winning stars, displaying images of each of them in their home towns.

The club marked out places of personal importance for each of their players and boss Pep Guardiola and had projections shone on them on Sunday night.

They showed the person themselves in action this season, along with the message ‘Congratulations’ in their native language.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola saw his image projected on to Santpedor town hall

Playa las Maranuelas in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria, was the chosen spot for David Silva

Kyle Walker was on the wall of the Lansdowne Estate in Sheffield, where he played as a kid

Danilo’s neighbourhood church in Bicas, Brazil, was the chosen site for his projection

Gabriel Jesus’s image was shown above his first football pitch in Jardim Peri favela, Sao Paulo

Ederson’s first football pitch in Osasco, Sao Paulo, was across the road from this building

Raheem Sterling was displayed on the side of Copland Community School in Wembley

There was also a stamp, stating ‘Made In:’ along with the city or town the picture was being displayed.

As a result, the world was lit up in Manchester City shirts on Sunday evening, from Stockport to Santpedor in Spain, from Bradford to Bricas in Brazil.

There were numerous sites chosen for differing reasons. The likes of Kevind De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy were displayed at the homes of their first football clubs.

Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph were depicted on the sides of their former schools, as were John Stones and Bernardo Silva.

Gabriel Jesus was shone on to the favella where he grew up and used to play football as a kid, while Kyle Walker was pictured on the side of the Lansdowne Estate in Sheffield where he first kicked a ball around with friends.

The project certainly touched a chord with the players, and City were pleased at being able to pull it off.

Manchester City’s chief operating officer, Omar Berrada said: ‘This was an ambitious and exciting project that we have been delighted to reveal over the last 24 hours.

‘Yesterday was a great day in Manchester as we lifted the Premier League trophy and we wanted to do something that would resonate with our players and extend these celebrations to their home towns.

‘The reactions from the players have been fantastic – they have loved seeing their Premier League achievement being marked in such special locations and allowing local fans to join in.’

City finally got their hands on the title on Sunday following a 0-0 draw with Huddersfield.

They are still targeting the 100-point mark, but must win both of their final two games to reach the magic figure.

They face Brighton at home on Wednesday before facing a trip to relegation-threatened Southampton on the final day of the season.


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