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Who Is Ex-Barca Player Sergio Aguero? 10 Important Facts!

Sergio Aguero

34-year-old Sergio Aguero del Castillo is a former Argentinian international footballer who once played as a striker under the colors of FC Barcelona. Many fans will state that one of the saddest retirement press conferences belonged to this man. With tears in his ears, he pulled on the strings of our hearts, admitting to the sad reason for why he had to retire. Without much further ado, let’s dig into why his leave from football is going to be a significant loss. 

Sergio Aguero: 10 Things About The Former Barcelona Striker! 

1. Who is Sergio Aguero?

Born on June 2, 1988, Sergio Aguero became a professional footballer when he was 15 with the Independiente. Then, he signed with Atlético de Madrid on October 16, 2006. Then, the footballer joined Manchester City on July 27, 2011. Finally, ten years later, he joined FC Barcelona.

2. Childhood and early football career: 

From Quilmes, south of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, a South American country, the striker is the second child in a large family of seven. The Argentinian starts playing football when he joins the Loma Alegre club. Then, he will play with Los Primos before joining the Argentinian FC: Club Atlético Independiente under-9 team. He was then crowned champion for the first time.

3. Promising debut at Club Atlético Independiente:

On July 5, 2003, the young footballer, aged 15 years and 35 days at the time, played for the first time in the Primera Division. This becomes the youngest to enter the field at such a level of competition. On November 26, he scored his first goal. His dynamism on the pitch seduces many clubs.

4. Sergio Aguero wore the Atlético Madrid jersey since 2006:

On October 16, 2006, the Argentinian started his career with Madrid causing controversy as he used his hand to score a goal. During the summer of 2007, he became a starter replacing Fernando Torres, and won the Golden Boy, a title that rewards the best footballer under 21 playing in Europe. In March 2008, he was considered the man of the match against FC Barcelona by scoring two goals and assisting another in a 4-2 victory. The sportsman allowed his team to qualify for the Champions League, a feat that had not been achieved in 10 years.

During the 2008-2009 season, he formed quite a duo with Forlan. Thus, they managed to score remarkable goals in March 2009, when they registered doubles together. It will be necessary to wait until the following year, in 2010, so that the two footballers can enjoy the fruits of their labor. Atlético de Madrid won the Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup.

His presence on the pitch was so praised that the striker was twice the top scorer for Atlético de Madrid in the 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 seasons. This is how on May 21, 2011, the sportsman scored his first hat-trick. A few days later, he announced his departure from the club. The reaction of the supporters is not long in coming since the fans of the team quickly hang up a banner wishing the death of the player.

5. Sergio Aguero won the Premier League with Manchester: 

On July 27, 2011, the Argentinian signed a contract with Manchester City. From the start, he knew how to show his presence since he was quickly named the man of the match. But, he won no victory that year. Nevertheless, in 2012, the victories began to bloom. With the Mancunians, the striker became a five-time Premier League champion, a six-time English League Cup winner, a five-time English champion, and a five-time League Cup winner. 

So many trophies mark the career of this professional footballer. But, this one also wins personal accolades which shows that it is not only the team that has an influence on him. Indeed, the player is voted seven times as the player of the month of the English championship. 

Also, during the 2014-2015 season, he finished top scorer in the English championship. There is no shortage of praise for this footballer who is truly recognized as the top scorer in the history of Manchester City, the top foreign and non-European goalscorer in the Premier League, the record holder for the number of hat-tricks in the Premier League.

In 2019, the striker also won the FA Cup and earlier that same year, the Manchester team announced that the talented footballer was leaving at the end of the season. 

6. A new start at FC Barcelona for Aguero:

On July 1, 2021, the footballer signed a contract with his new club and for the first time donned the FC Barcelona jersey in an official match at the Camp Nou during the Catalan victory against Valencia ( 3-1 ). 

Entering in the 86th minute to replace Sergiño Dest, the Argentinian striker was active on the attacking front.

Presented at Camp Nou on May 31, Aguero was initially sidelined due to a right calf tendon injury. But after finally getting the chance to play he said with a huge smile on his face: 

“I’m happy to be able to make my debut in the Barça jersey. I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. The Camp Nou welcomed me, shouting ‘Kun, Kun, Kun’ and I want to return the affection I receive.”

7. Great successes in the Argentina team:

On September 3, 2006, Agüero began playing with the Argentina national team. It was only two years later that he won the gold medal for the Olympic Games. Also, in 2021, he won the Copa América.

8. Sergio Aguero’s salary:

Under the colors of Barça, the footballer receives a monthly salary of 500,000 euros, excluding bonuses and sponsors.

9. Sergio Aguero’s girlfriend: 

The Argentinian is nicknamed “Kun” because it refers to his grandparents who saw in him the character of the Japanese animated television series : “Kum Kum”.

The celebrity married the famous footballer’s daughter, Diego Maradona. Then they separated in 2012. They have a son named Benjamin. In March 2019, he met Sofia Calzetti, an Argentinian model. 

10. Sergio Aguero retired in December 2021: 

Victim of a heart problem, Barça striker Sergio Aguero announced that he is ending his career.

Arriving at Barça after ten seasons at Manchester City, Sergio Agüero (who was only 33) will hang up his football laces after only five matches played in the Blaugrana jersey. The Argentinian had to abandon his teammates during the reception of Deportivo Alavés (1-1), on October 30, after feeling discomfort and pain in the chest. 

He had been hospitalized in the process and his first examinations had revealed that he suffered from a cardiac arrhythmia (altered heart rate).

Unable to resume competition at the highest level without risk, Sergio Aguero also called “Kun” was the top foreign scorer in the history of the Premier League (4th overall). 

At 33, the Blaugrana striker will have played his last match against Alavés.

“Since I was 5 years old, I have dreamed of becoming a professional footballer. I never imagined playing in Europe. My best memories are when I started with Independiente and the Copa América, although I haven’t played much. Finally, my goal against Real Madrid was the last one. It’s a nice ending, isn’t it?”, he stated with tears in his eyes when asked about his favorite football moment. 

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