MANCHESTER CITY are not only Premier League champions, but they are rapidly becoming one of the most innovative football clubs. City, or at least the City Football Group (CFG), have broadened their global footprint, with club connections in all corners of the world. Nuria Tarre, the Chief Marketing Officer of the group, explained that underpinning CFG’s growth is the awareness that 40% of the world’s population likes football and the fact that the game is the number one participation sport in 59% of all countries. Furthermore, football is the top TV sport in 75% of all the world’s growing markets.   Tarre said that CFG has successfully built an international brand portfolio. CFG has three clubsunder the City brand, Manchester City, Melbourne City and…