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Sergio Agüero

Position:
Forward
Height:
5'6" (1.70m)
Weight:
152 lbs (69 kg)
age:
26
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
Man City Prem 24 3 19 6 121 49 14 22 4 0
Man City FAC 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 0
Argentina WC 3 2 0 0 7 3 4 3 1 0
Man City UCL 6 1 6 1 24 11 4 12 2 0
Argentina Int 4 0 2 0 14 5 1 2 0 0
Man City CC 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Season Totals   38 7 27 7 172 69 24 41 8 0

Appearances

Team Oppo Date Comp Res Appear g a sh sg fc fs yc rc
Man City A - Man Utd Apr 12, 2015 Prem L 4-2 Started 2 0 5 2 2 1 0 0
Man City A - C Palace Apr 6, 2015 Prem L 2-1 Started 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0
Argentina A - Ecuador Mar 31, 2015 Int W 1-2 Sub-Off 74 min 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
Argentina A - El Salvador Mar 28, 2015 Int W 0-2 Unused Substitute
Man City H - West Brom Mar 21, 2015 Prem W 3-0 Started 0 0 9 4 1 0 0 0
Man City A - Barcelona Mar 18, 2015 UCL L 1-0 Started 0 0 10 3 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Burnley Mar 14, 2015 Prem L 1-0 Started 0 0 8 1 1 1 0 0
Man City H - Leicester Mar 4, 2015 Prem W 2-0 Started 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Liverpool Mar 1, 2015 Prem L 2-1 Started 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
Man City H - Barcelona Feb 24, 2015 UCL L 1-2 Started 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 0
Man City H - Newcastle Feb 21, 2015 Prem W 5-0 Started 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0
Man City A - Stoke Feb 11, 2015 Prem W 1-4 Sub-Off 72 min 2 0 4 3 1 0 1 0
Man City H - Hull Feb 7, 2015 Prem D 1-1 Started 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0
Man City A - Chelsea Jan 31, 2015 Prem D 1-1 Sub-Off 83 min 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0
Man City H - Middlesboro Jan 24, 2015 FAC L 0-2 Started 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 0
Man City H - Arsenal Jan 18, 2015 Prem L 0-2 Started 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 0
Man City A - Everton Jan 10, 2015 Prem D 1-1 Substitute 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Man City H - Everton Dec 6, 2014 Prem W 1-0 Sub-Off 6 min 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Sunderland Dec 3, 2014 Prem W 1-4 Sub-Off 73 min 2 1 5 2 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Southampton Nov 30, 2014 Prem W 0-3 Started 0 2 5 1 1 0 1 0
Man City H - Bayern Nov 25, 2014 UCL W 3-2 Sub-Off 90 min 3 0 3 3 1 3 1 0
Man City H - Swansea Nov 22, 2014 Prem W 2-1 Started 0 0 7 1 1 1 0 0
Argentina H - Portugal Nov 18, 2014 Int L 0-1 Unused Substitute
Argentina H - Croatia Nov 12, 2014 Int W 2-1 Sub-Off 61 min 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0
Man City A - QPR Nov 8, 2014 Prem D 2-2 Started 2 0 8 4 0 1 0 0
Man City H - CSKA Moscow Nov 5, 2014 UCL L 1-2 Started 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0
Man City H - Man Utd Nov 2, 2014 Prem W 1-0 Sub-Off 83 min 1 0 6 4 0 1 0 0
Man City H - Newcastle Oct 29, 2014 CC L 0-2 Sub-On 69 min 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
Man City A - West Ham Oct 25, 2014 Prem L 2-1 Started 0 0 7 2 1 3 0 0
Man City A - CSKA Moscow Oct 21, 2014 UCL D 2-2 Started 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 0
Man City H - Tottenham Oct 18, 2014 Prem W 4-1 Started 4 0 11 8 0 2 0 0
Argentina A - Hong Kong Oct 14, 2014 Int W 0-7 Unused Substitute
Argentina H - Brazil Oct 11, 2014 Int L 0-2 Sub-Off 59 min 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
Man City A - Aston Villa Oct 4, 2014 Prem W 0-2 Started 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
Man City H - AS Roma Sep 30, 2014 UCL D 1-1 Sub-Off 83 min 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0
Man City A - Hull Sep 27, 2014 Prem W 2-4 Sub-Off 71 min 1 0 4 2 0 1 0 0
Man City H - Chelsea Sep 21, 2014 Prem D 1-1 Started 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 0
Man City A - Bayern Sep 17, 2014 UCL L 1-0 Sub-On 73 min 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Arsenal Sep 13, 2014 Prem D 2-2 Sub-Off 66 min 1 0 4 3 0 1 1 0
Argentina A - Germany Sep 3, 2014 Int W 2-4 Sub-Off 82 min 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
Man City H - Stoke Aug 30, 2014 Prem L 0-1 Started 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Man City H - Liverpool Aug 25, 2014 Prem W 3-1 Sub-On 68 min 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
Man City A - Newcastle Aug 17, 2014 Prem W 0-2 Sub-On 82 min 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Argentina A - Germany Jul 13, 2014 WC L 1-0 Sub-On 45 min 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
Argentina A - Netherlands Jul 9, 2014 WC W (2) 0-(4) 0 Sub-On 81 min 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Argentina H - Belgium Jul 5, 2014 WC W 1-0 Unused Substitute
Argentina H - Switzerland Jul 1, 2014 WC W 1-0 Unused Substitute
Argentina A - Nigeria Jun 25, 2014 WC W 2-3 Sub-Off 37 min 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0
Argentina H - Iran Jun 21, 2014 WC W 1-0 Sub-Off 75 min 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Argentina H - Bosnia-Herz Jun 15, 2014 WC W 2-1 Sub-Off 86 min 0 0 3 1 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