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Sergio Agüero

Position:
Forward
Height:
5'6" (1.70m)
Weight:
152 lbs (69 kg)
age:
27
DOB:
June 2, 1988
POB:
Capital Federal, Argentina

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One of the world's most highly-rated strikers, Aguero draws obvious comparisons with his former father-in-law Diego Maradona due to his nimble footwork, dribbling skills and clinical finishing.

While he played a limited role at the 2010 World Cup and the 2011 Copa America, Aguero finally appears to have made himself first choice for Argentina under Alejandro Sabella and certainly has the match-winning potential to help La Albiceleste reach the World Cup final for the first time since 1990.

At the age of nine Aguero joined Independiente, the team he always supported, after showing great promise in several small-town teams such as Loma Alegre and Los Primos. A few years later, but much earlier than expected, he would fulfil another dream: making his debut in the top division.

He was 15 years, one month and three days old when Oscar Ruggeri, by then Independiente's coach, sent him on as a replacement for Emanuel Rivas with 21 minutes left in a game against San Lorenzo. Thus, Aguero broke Maradona's record and became the youngest footballer to play an official game in the Argentine top division. Even though seven months would go by before he would start a game with the team, Aguero had already showed great promise and appeared to be an Argentine football icon in the making.

By 2005, the offers from Europe started arriving and he was transferred to Atletico Madrid for around 23 million euros. Aguero proved his class with consistent displays at Atletico and his partnership with Uruguay's Diego Forlan was dynamite for the capital city club, with his pace, power and finishing ability making him a real handful for any defender.

However, his love affair with the club came to an end in June 2011 when he asked for a transfer and joined the big spending Manchester City project the following month for a fee of around 39 million pounds. Aguero did not disappoint as he came off the bench to make his Premier League debut against Swansea, scoring twice and assisting another. It certainly wasn't the shabbiest of introductions from the Argentine and Aguero would go on to score 30 goals in all competitions for City in his maiden campaign.

Of all the strikes, however, there was none more important than his 94th-minute goal against QPR on the final day of the season, which clinched Manchester City their first top-flight title in 44 years and immortalised the Argentine in the club's history. He has since established himself as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Premier League history, scoring 52 goals in 87 league matches during his first three seasons.

A recurrence of hamstring injuries limited his appearances in the 2013-14 season and it is no surprise that Manchester City possess a better record when he is available. However, Kun still provided a devastating impact for Manuel Pellegrini's side, playing an influential role in their League Cup and Premier League triumphs.

With a front line consisting of Aguero, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain, Argentina have an embarrassment of riches in attack, which could prove decisive if La Albiceleste are to win the WorldCup. With group games against Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria, Aguero looks an appealing bet to finish as one of the top scorers in the tournament. Strengths: His ball control and powerful bursts make him almost unstoppable in the box. A fine finisher went presented with a chance, he has a capacity to create in the most difficult circumstances.

Weaknesses: He sometimes lacks focus and can be selfish with the ball. Has endured his fair share of injury problems, too.

Career high: Winning the 2012 Premier League title for Manchester City with his dramatic stoppage-time goal.

Career low: Except on isolated occasions, he has not yet been able to demonstrate his full potential with the national team.

Style: Direct, strong, cool-headed, a bull of a striker.

Quotes: ''Every era has its best soccer player and hopefully Aguero is the best of this. When he has the ball at his feet there is the feeling that something will happen, and always good. Does that sound like anyone familiar?'' Atletico president Enrique Cerezo hints at comparison between Aguero and Maradona, October 2008.

Trivia: A cumbia band called Los Leales recorded a song with Sergio Aguero as the lead singer. The song was written in his honour and is called "El Kun Aguero".

Career

Team Comp GS SB G A SH SG FC FS YC RC
Argentina Copa Am 5 0 3 0 13 8 7 10 1 0
Argentina WCQ 2 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 0
Man City CC 4 0 2 2 20 7 0 6 0 0
Argentina Int 1 1 3 4 7 5 2 1 0 0
Man City FAC 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
Man City UCL 7 1 2 0 21 6 10 10 0 0
Man City Prem 27 1 23 2 110 49 18 34 1 0
Season Totals   47 4 34 8 178 78 39 62 2 0

Appearances

Team Oppo Date Comp Res Appear g a sh sg fc fs yc rc
Man City H - Real Madrid Apr 26, 2016 UCL D 0-0 Started 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 0
Man City H - Stoke Apr 23, 2016 Prem W 4-0 Sub-Off 64 min 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Newcastle Apr 19, 2016 Prem D 1-1 Started 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Chelsea Apr 16, 2016 Prem W 0-3 Sub-Off 84 min 3 0 4 4 1 1 0 0
Man City H - PSG Apr 12, 2016 UCL W 1-0 Started 0 0 4 0 3 3 0 0
Man City H - West Brom Apr 9, 2016 Prem W 2-1 Sub-Off 89 min 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0
Man City A - PSG Apr 6, 2016 UCL D 2-2 Started 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
Man City A - Bournemouth Apr 2, 2016 Prem W 0-4 Sub-Off 78 min 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
Argentina H - Bolivia Mar 29, 2016 WCQ W 2-0 Substitute 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Argentina A - Chile Mar 24, 2016 WCQ W 1-2 Started 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
Man City H - Man Utd Mar 20, 2016 Prem L 0-1 Started 0 0 5 0 1 4 0 0
Man City H - Dynamo Kiev Mar 15, 2016 UCL W 0-0 Started 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0
Man City A - Norwich Mar 12, 2016 Prem D 0-0 Started 0 0 5 2 0 3 0 0
Man City H - Aston Villa Mar 5, 2016 Prem W 4-0 Started 2 0 8 4 0 3 0 0
Man City A - Liverpool Mar 2, 2016 Prem L 3-0 Started 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Man City A - Liverpool Feb 28, 2016 CC W (1) 1-(3) 1 Started 0 1 6 4 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Dynamo Kiev Feb 24, 2016 UCL W 1-3 Sub-Off 90 min 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
Man City H - Tottenham Feb 14, 2016 Prem L 1-2 Started 0 0 5 0 0 3 0 0
Man City H - Leicester Feb 6, 2016 Prem L 1-3 Started 1 0 5 3 1 2 0 0
Man City A - Sunderland Feb 2, 2016 Prem W 0-1 Started 1 0 4 2 2 0 1 0
Man City A - Aston Villa Jan 30, 2016 FAC W 0-4 Unused Substitute
Man City H - Everton Jan 27, 2016 CC W 3-1 Started 1 0 5 1 0 2 0 0
Man City A - West Ham Jan 23, 2016 Prem D 2-2 Started 2 0 7 3 1 1 0 0
Man City H - C Palace Jan 16, 2016 Prem W 4-0 Sub-Off 84 min 2 1 5 2 2 0 0 0
Man City H - Everton Jan 13, 2016 Prem D 0-0 Started 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Norwich Jan 9, 2016 FAC W 0-3 Started 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
Man City A - Everton Jan 6, 2016 CC L 2-1 Started 0 1 5 1 0 1 0 0
Man City A - Watford Jan 2, 2016 Prem W 1-2 Sub-Off 85 min 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
Man City A - Leicester Dec 29, 2015 Prem D 0-0 Sub-Off 63 min 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Man City H - Sunderland Dec 26, 2015 Prem W 4-1 Unused Substitute
Man City A - Arsenal Dec 21, 2015 Prem L 2-1 Started 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
Man City H - Southampton Nov 28, 2015 Prem W 3-1 Sub-Off 63 min 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
Man City A - Juventus Nov 25, 2015 UCL L 1-0 Sub-Off 68 min 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Man City H - Liverpool Nov 21, 2015 Prem L 1-4 Sub-Off 65 min 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
Argentina H - Ecuador Oct 8, 2015 WCQ L 0-2 Started 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Man City H - Newcastle Oct 3, 2015 Prem W 6-1 Sub-Off 65 min 5 0 8 5 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Gladbach Sep 30, 2015 UCL W 1-2 Started 1 0 8 4 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Tottenham Sep 26, 2015 Prem L 4-1 Sub-Off 85 min 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Sunderland Sep 22, 2015 CC W 1-4 Started 1 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
Man City H - West Ham Sep 19, 2015 Prem L 1-2 Started 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
Man City H - Juventus Sep 15, 2015 UCL L 1-2 Substitute 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Man City A - C Palace Sep 12, 2015 Prem W 0-1 Sub-Off 24 min 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Argentina A - Mexico Sep 8, 2015 Int D 2-2 Sub-On 75 min 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
Argentina H - Bolivia Sep 4, 2015 Int W 7-0 Sub-Off 80 min 2 3 5 3 2 1 0 0
Man City H - Watford Aug 29, 2015 Prem W 2-0 Started 0 0 4 0 1 4 0 0
Man City A - Everton Aug 23, 2015 Prem W 0-2 Sub-Off 80 min 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
Man City H - Chelsea Aug 16, 2015 Prem W 3-0 Sub-Off 83 min 1 0 7 4 2 1 0 0
Man City A - West Brom Aug 10, 2015 Prem W 0-3 Sub-On 62 min 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Argentina A - Chile Jul 4, 2015 Copa Am L (4) 0-(1) 0 Sub-Off 73 min 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Argentina H - Paraguay Jun 30, 2015 Copa Am W 6-1 Sub-Off 80 min 1 0 1 1 1 4 0 0
Argentina H - Colombia Jun 26, 2015 Copa Am W (5) 0-(4) 0 Sub-Off 72 min 0 0 2 1 0 4 1 0
Argentina H - Jamaica Jun 20, 2015 Copa Am W 1-0 Unused Substitute
Argentina H - Uruguay Jun 16, 2015 Copa Am W 1-0 Sub-Off 81 min 1 0 5 3 3 0 0 0
Argentina H - Paraguay Jun 13, 2015 Copa Am D 2-2 Started 1 0 4 2 1 2 0 0
  • A: GoalAssists
  • Appear: Appearance
  • Comp: Competition
  • FC: Fouls Committed
  • FS: Fouls Suffered
  • G: TotalGoals
  • Oppo: Opponent
  • RC: Red Cards
  • Res: Result
  • SG: Shots On Target
  • SH: Total Shots
  • YC: Yellow Cards