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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +0100
Manchester City have announced that Sergio Agüero, the club's all-time leading scorer, will leave at the end of the season
We salute the man who will always
Monday 29 March 2021
Manchester City have announced that Sergio Agüero, the club’s all-time leading scorer, will leave at the end of the season.
We salute the man who will always be “Agüerooooooooo”.
Sergio Agüero, Manchester City’s all-time top scorer, will leave the club at the end of the season.
UEFA.com gives ‘Kun’ his due.
“When I arrived at Independiente, they told me there was a phenomenon in the academy.
One day I called him in to train with the first team and he killed everyone.
He convinced us immediately.”
Oscar Ruggeri, former Independiente coach
“Playing with him was one reason I joined Atlético Madrid.
I’d first seen him on television in Argentina, where he made his debut aged 15 for my old team Independiente.
A boy stood out against men.
He scored one goal in a derby and I jumped up off the sofa in astonishment.
Agüero has a natural instinct for scoring goals.”
Diego Forlán, former Atlético team-mate
“He’s a legend, and it’s a part of history in the club.
Agüero’s numbers speak for themselves – he is amazing.”
Josep Guardiola, Manchester City manager
International: 97 appearances, 41 goals
UEFA club competition: 106 appearances, 63 goals
European domestic competition: 512 appearances, 293 goals
• Agüero had a splendid record in home games against Barcelona, scoring twice in a 4-2 victory in March 2008 and a double in a 4-3 thriller exactly 12 months later.
• He won the 2009/10 UEFA Europa League, registering two crucial away goals that sent Atlético through to the quarter-finals at Sporting CP’s expense.
• Agüero totalled 75 Liga goals across five seasons with Atlético, reaching the 20-mark in 2007/08 and 2010/11.
• “Agüerooooooooo! I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever again!” commentator Martin Tyler famously yelled when, with 93:20 on the clock, City’s No10 scored the goal against Queens Park Rangers in May 2012 that won the Citizens their first top-flight championship since 1968.
• Both of Agüero’s UEFA Champions League hat-tricks, group stage to final, have come in a City shirt.
His side were 2-1 down at home to Bayern München in November 2014 when the Argentinian international famously struck twice in the final five minutes to complete his treble and give City a shot at qualification away to Roma on matchday six.
• Agüero picked up the Premier League Golden Boot for his 26 goals during 2014/15.
• Became the fifth player to score five in a single Premier League game on Saturday 3 October 2015.
With the Sky Blues trailing at home to Newcastle United, City’s main man struck five times in 21 minutes either side of half-time as his side turned a 1-0 deficit into a 6-1 win.
• Became the 16th player to reach 50 UEFA club competion goals when he scored for City in their opening UEFA Champions League group stage game of 2017/18 – a 4-0 win at Feyenoord.
• The second goal in his hat-trick in the subsequent league game, a 6-0 success at Watford, was his 200th top-division strike since he came to Europe.
• Scored his 178th City goal against Napoli on 1 November 2017 to break Eric Brook’s 78-year-old club record.
• Hit 21 Premier League goals in 2017/18 and 2018/19 as City claimed back-to-back titles, and completed collection of English domestic trophies by lifting FA Cup in 2018/19.
• Moved ahead of Thierry Henry (175) and Frank Lampard (177) in the list of the Premier League all-time leading scorers in 2020.
He now lies fourth with 181, behind only Andy Cole (187), Wayne Rooney (208) and Alan Shearer (260).
• Agüero was given the nickname ‘Kun’, which he sports on the back of his Manchester City shirt, as a child by his grandparents owing to his resemblance to a Japanese cartoon character called Kum Kum from his favourite TV series.
• Agüero became the youngest debutant in the Argentinian first division when he was sent on as a substitute for Independiente against San Lorenzo on 5 July 2003, just a month after his 15th birthday.
• Agüero was a FIFA U-20 World Cup winner in 2005 and 2007.
He was awarded the Golden Ball and Golden Boot at the latter tournament in Canada after scoring six goals in seven appearances.
• Only Lionel Messi (71) and Gabrial Batistuta (54) have scored more goals for Argentina than Agüero (41)
• Agüero is not a fan of hot weather and likes the rain in Manchester as it helps him get to sleep.
• Messi wrote the foreword to ‘Sergio Kun Aguero: Born to Rise: My Story’, which was published in 2014.
He was Messi’s room-mate with the national team.
• Liverpool were Agüero’s choice of team on video games when he was a kid.
• “My nickname is different in comparison to most athletes and so I have grown to appreciate it because it’s unique.
It’s not every day an athlete is nicknamed after a cartoon character!”
“I like tricks, I like to dazzle.
Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for.
If I achieve what I want to, then I’ll mark a distinct era in football.
I’m the Che Guevara of modern soccer.”
“[The last day of the 2011/12 season] was a crazy situation because we knew the scenario required to win the title, but I felt I’d die if we didn’t win or that I’d kill myself if we blew our title chance! OK, maybe that’s a little dramatic, but it felt like there would be nothing to look forward to if we failed.”
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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +0100
The 32-year-old striker has spent ten years at the club, and scored the 94th-minute winner when City won 2011-12 title
Last modified on Mon 29 Mar 2021 16.32 EDT
Manchester City’s record goal-scorer Sergio Agüero will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer, the club have announced.
The Argentina international is City’s record goal-scorer having amassed 257 goals in 384 appearances since arriving from Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2011 and is the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history.
Agüero, who turns 33 in June, is most famous for his added-time goal in the final league match of the 2011-12 season against QPR which secured the club’s first Premier League title.
His goal in the 4-2 Champions League win over Napoli in 2017 saw him overtake Eric Brook’s 78-year club record and a treble against Aston Villa in January last year took him past Alan Shearer for the most Premier League hat-tricks (12).
“When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise,” Agüero, who has struggled with injuries and Covid-19 this season, wrote on Twitter.
“A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole 10 seasons – unusual for a professional player in this day and age.
“Ten seasons with major achievement, throughout which I was able to become the top historic goalscorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those who love this club – people who will always be in my heart.”
Agüero added: “I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and the contribution of many players, we earned a place among the greatest in the world.
The task to maintain this well-deserved privileged position will remain on others.
“As for myself, I will continue to give it my utmost for the rest of the season to win more titles and bring more joy to the fans.
Then, a new stage with new challenges will begin and I am fully ready to face them with the same passion and professionalism that I have always dedicated to continue competing at the highest level.”
City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak led the tributes to Agüero.
“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,” he said.
“His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the club and maybe even in those who simply love football.
“This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches.
There is still much to achieve in the remainder of the time we have with Sergio, and we look forward to his contributions to the challenges which lay ahead.
Al Mubarak announced that the club had commissioned an artist to create a statue of Agüero at the Etihad Stadium alongside those under construction for Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
City are working on plans to mark his departure on the final home game of the season against Everton and they are hopeful thousands of supporters will be permitted to attend Etihad Stadium when lockdown measures are eased further.
Silva left after 10 years of service last summer with his final match played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, and City are still hoping to organise a farewell match for the Spaniard.
Agüero has won four Premier League titles – with a fifth looking likely in his final season as City are 14 points clear with 10 matches to play.
He could also still add to his tally of one FA Cup and five League Cups before his departure.
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Twitter › liamgallagher
To the 1 n only SERGIO AGUERO thankyou for all the good times you brought to our club you absolute LEGEND good luck in the future LG x
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Twitter › OllieHolt22
Aguero will be highest profile signing of summer so far if it happens. Still think Charlie Adam to Liverpool could be best though
10 years ago
Twitter › City_Xtra
#ManCity are eager to sign Erling Haaland as Sergio Aguero’s long-time successor, even if the club face competition from Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United for the player’s signature. [via @TelegraphDucker]
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Twitter › BarcaUniversal
Many clubs, including Barcelona have approached Ag?ero. But the player wants to take his time in making his decision. — @FabrizioRomano
2 minutes ago
Twitter › RamboFYI
Remember this Aguero debut so well man, some player. I think it was on Sky(?) and I think the commentator said something like: ‘Let’s see if this young ex Atletico star can match the one on Merseyside’ 🥺❤
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Twitter › BarcaTimes
🗣[ @FabrizioRomano🥇] | And now it will be time to decide the next step for Sergio Ag?ero. Many clubs have already approached his agent. Barcelona, one of the options. But Sergio wants to take his time and he’ll decide at the end of the season – the race is open.
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Twitter › ImpressionistAL
Aguero provided some of the most horrible moments for me as Man Utd fan 😅 but good god, he was absolutely incredible, one of the best strikers the Premier League has ever seen, that performance in the 6-0 game against Chelsea is a standout for me.
4 minutes ago
Twitter › Barca_Buzz
🔄 (AG?ERO): Many clubs have already approached Sergio Ag?eros agent. Barcelona, one of the options. • But Sergio wants to take his time and he will decide his next club at the end of the season. #FCB #MCI #Transfers 🇦🇷 Via (🟢): @FabrizioRomano
12 minutes ago
Twitter › OptusSport
Will Sergio Aguero get a chance to say goodbye to the Manchester City faithful before he leaves in the summer? 🥲 #OptusSport #PremierLeague
14 minutes ago
Twitter › Nicocantor1
Fun coincidence that happens in my neighborhood: There’s a street called Aguero, immediately followed by Viera (not quite Vieira but close enough). Both streets are directly off Granada (Europa League Cinderella story)
15 minutes ago
Twitter › FabrizioRomano
…and now it will be time to decide the next step for Sergio Ag?ero. Many clubs have already approached his agent. Barcelona, one of the options. But Sergio wants to take his time and he’ll decide at the end of the season – the race is open. 🇦🇷 #mcfc
15 minutes ago
Twitter › indykaila
Sergio Aguero has been advised by his public relations team not to move to @ChelseaFC. @FCBarcelona are leading the race. Talks to start next week with the Spanish club.
16 minutes ago
Twitter › OptaJose
181 – Sergio Ag?ero 🇦🇷 in the Premier League since the start of 2011/12: ✅ Most goals – 181 ✅ Most goal involvements – 227 ✅ Most hat-tricks – 12 ✅ Most penalty goals – 27 ✅ Most shots on target – 415 Legend.
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Twitter › trevor8sinclair
Thank you to the best premier league import & scorer of the most iconic PL goal ever ‘The One & Only Sergio Aguero’
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Twitter › talkSPORT
“What a player & what an impact he’s had at Man City.” “It feels like it’s the right time.” “All Man City fans will be massively appreciative to his impact.” @Trevor8Sinclair reacts Aguero’s announcement that he’ll be leaving #MCFC
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