Owen Hargreaves leads the list of players released by Manchester City following the end of the 2011/12 season.
Gai Assulin, who signed for City in December 2010, also leaves the club. The Israeli midfielder made no senior appearances for City but did feature for the Elite Development Side, scoring in the comprehensive win over United in February. He also gained valuable experience on loan at Brighton towards the end of 2011/12.
Also leaving City are midfielder Ahmed Benali, who spent some time on loan at Rochdale last season and fellow Academy graduate Sean Tse.