Sergio Leonel “Kun” Aguero is a retired Argentine footballer who was born in Buenos Aires on June 2, 1988. He played as a right-footed centre forward who played for both Barcelona and the Argentina National Team. He was a two-time winner of the Under-20 World Cup while playing for Argentina’s U20 team.
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Aguero debuted for Argentina against Brazil in an international friendly at Emirates Stadium in London in 2006. He scored his first goal for Argentina against Bolivia in a World Cup qualifier a year later.
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The footballer won the Premier League with Manchester City in the 2012 and 2014 seasons. In 2014, 2016, and 2018, he won the League Cup with Manchester City. Playing alongside Lionel Messi, he had developed into one of the best centre forwards in the world.
After leading the Premier League in goals during the 2014-15 season, Aguero was awarded the Golden Boot. That season, he scored 26 goals and helped Manchester City win the Premier League.
In his 275 appearances in the Premier League, he has 184 goals to his credit and 47 assists. Only three players have ever scored more.
He had scored the joint-most goals in one match, with five against Newcastle United in 2015-16.
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Aguero left City in the summer of 2021 to join Barcelona. Following medical advice on his heart difficulties, Aguero has decided to retire from football. On October 30, the 33-year-old was pulled off the pitch during a La Liga match against Alaves and diagnosed with cardiac arrythmia, a condition that has cut short a glittering career.
Barcelona had granted Aguero a three-month sabbatical to complete a “diagnostic and therapeutic process,” but the results have not been encouraging in terms of a return to the game.
The Barcelona forward held a press conference on Wednesday to communicate his decision. He currently holds the title of Premier League’s top overseas goalscorer.