The British sports bible stated that Manchester City would not be able to place an honorary European Champions League badge on their shirt sleeve even if they won the European title.
City have reached the final of the current season of the Champions League after a massive 4-0 victory over Real Madrid in the second leg of the semi-finals, and on aggregate the first and second leg – 5-1.
The Citizens are scheduled to play Inter Milan in the final at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on June 10 next year.
The British website stated that this “honorary” badge is not given to teams that have once won the Champions League title.
🔔 | Man City kit will not have Champions League badge next season if they win it https://t.co/qbcB0qYQMw
– SPORTbible News (@SportBibleNews) May 20, 2023
And he confirms that the idea has been endorsed by the UEFA European Football Association since the 2000-2001 season, when the badge is awarded to teams that win titles three times in a row or five times separately.
This means Real Madrid (14), AC Milan (7), Bayern and Liverpool (6), Barcelona (5) and Ajax (4 of them three in a row 1970–1971, 1971–1972, 1972–1973) ) are entitled to display this emblem in the Champions League, while Sevilla (6) only in the Europa League.
Last Friday, Manchester City published on their official website and social media the official kit for the next season 2023-24.
“Manchester City fans don’t have to worry about the new kit, whether their team wins the historic treble or not,” Sport Pebble explains, citing the lack of a European badge on the new jersey.
City are aiming to crown a historic treble after winning the English Premier League this season to stay ahead of their last two challenges, the first of which is a victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final on the 3rd. June, and the second – a victory over Milan “Inter” in the final of champions on the 10th of the same month.