Sergio Agüero

Argentine association football player

Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo (born 2 June 1988), also known as Kun Agüero, is an Argentine football player. He plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Argentina national team. Agüero will join La Liga club Barcelona on 1 July 2021.

Sergio Agüero
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Personal information
Full name Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo[1]
Date of birth (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Buenos Aires,[3] Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[4]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Manchester City
Number 10
Youth career
1997–2003 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Independiente 54 (23)
2006–2011 Atlético Madrid 175 (74)
2011–2021 Manchester City 264 (180)
2021– Barcelona 0 (0)
National team
2004 Argentina U17 5 (3)
2005–2007 Argentina U20 11 (6)
2008 Argentina U23 5 (2)
2006– Argentina 97 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:08, 17 October 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019

Club careerEdit

IndependienteEdit

Aguero joined C.A. Independiente's youth system at age nine, and became the youngest player to make the first-team debut at age 15 on 5 July 2003.

Atletico MadridEdit

Aguero joined Spanish club Atlético Madrid in May 2006, for a fee of around €20 million.[5]

Manchester CityEdit

On 28 July 2011, Aguero signed a five-year contract with Manchester City for a reported fee of £38 million.[6] At the time, he became the most expensive signing in City's history. The previous record was for Robinho's transfer fee of £32.5 million in 2008.[7] He was given the number 16 shirt, and wears Kun Aguero on his back.

He made his debut for the team on 15 August 2011, scoring the last goal in a 4-0 victory against Swansea City A.F.C. He scored his first Premier League hat-trick on 10 September 2011 against Wigan Athletic F.C. In the final game of the season against Queens Park Rangers, Aguero scored a goal in the 94th minute. He scored City's third goal in a 3-2 victory, helping the team win their first Premier League title since 1968.[8]

International careerEdit

Aguero has played for Argentina's U17 team, U-20 team, Olympic team, and Senior team.

Aguero made his debut for the Senior team on 3 September 2006 at age 18.[9]

He scored his first international hat trick on 7 June 2015 in a 2015 Copa América warm-up game against Bolivia. Argentina won 5-0.[10]

On 16 June 2018, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aguero scored his first ever World Cup goal against Iceland in a 1-1 draw.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Aguero was married to Diego Maradona's daughter, Giannina Maradona. They married in 2008, and had one son named Benjamin that was born in Madrid, Spain in February 2009.[12] Aguero and Giannina separated in 2012.[13] Diego Maradona later called Aguero a "wimp" on an Argentine radio station after their separation.[14]

Aguero has two half-brothers that are also footballers, Gaston del Castillo and Mauricio del Castillo.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 21 October 2020[15]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Independiente 2002–03[16] Argentine Primera División 1 0 1 0
2003–04[17] 5 0 2[a] 0 7 0
2004–05[18] 12 5 12 5
2005–06[19] 36 18 36 18
Total 54 23 2 0 56 23
Atlético Madrid 2006–07[20] La Liga 38 6 4 1 42 7
2007–08[21] 37 19 4 2 9[b] 6 50 27
2008–09[22] 37 17 1 0 9[c] 4 47 21
2009–10[23] 31 12 7 1 16[d] 6 54 19
2010–11[24] 32 20 4 3 4[e] 3 1[f] 1 41 27
Total 175 74 20 7 38 19 1 1 234 101
Manchester City 2011–12[25] Premier League 34 23 1 1 3 1 10[g] 5 0 0 48 30
2012–13[26] 30 12 4 3 0 0 5[c] 2 1[h] 0 40 17
2013–14[27] 23 17 3 4 2 1 6[c] 6 34 28
2014–15[28] 33 26 1 0 1 0 7[c] 6 0 0 42 32
2015–16[29] 30 24 1 1 4 2 9[c] 2 44 29
2016–17[30] 31 20 5 5 1 0 8[c] 8 45 33
2017–18[31] 25 21 3 2 4 3 7[c] 4 39 30
2018–19[32] 33 21 2 2 3 1 7[c] 6 1[h] 2 46 32
2019–20[33] 24 16 2 2 3 3 3[c] 2 0 0 32 23
2020–21[34] 1 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 1 2 1
Total 264 180 22 20 21 11 63 42 2 2 372 255
Career total 493 277 42 27 21 11 103 61 3 3 662 379
  1. Includes Copa del Rey and FA Cup.
  1. Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
  2. Eight appearances and six goals in UEFA Cup, one appearance in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  4. Eight appearances and four goals in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances and two goals in UEFA Europa League
  5. Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  6. Appearance in UEFA Super Cup
  7. Six appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, four appearances and four goals in UEFA Europa League
  8. 8.0 8.1 Appearance in FA Community Shield

InternationalEdit

As of match played 18 November 2019
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2006 2 0
2007 4 1
2008 9 4
2009 6 2
2010 5 2
2011 8 5
2012 7 2
2013 8 5
2014 10 1
2015 10 10
2016 11 1
2017 4 2
2018 5 3
2019 8 3
Total 97 41

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Argentina's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 November 2007 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Bolivia 1–0 3–0 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 26 March 2008 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt   Egypt 1–0 2–0 Friendly
3. 4 June 2008 Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, United States   Mexico 4–1 4–1
4. 6 September 2008 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Paraguay 1–1 1–1 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 11 October 2008 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Uruguay 2–0 2–1
6. 28 March 2009 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Venezuela 4–0 4–0
7. 12 August 2009 Lokomotiv Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Russia 1–1 3–2 Friendly
8. 24 May 2010 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Canada 5–0 5–0
9. 7 September 2010 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Spain 4–1 4–1
10. 20 June 2011 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Albania 3–0 3–0
11. 1 July 2011 Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina   Bolivia 1–1 1–1 2011 Copa América
12. 11 July 2011 Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, Córdoba, Argentina   Costa Rica 1–0 3–0
13. 2–0
14. 15 November 2011 Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia   Colombia 2–1 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. 2 June 2012 Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Ecuador 1–0 4–0
16. 12 October 2012 Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza, Argentina   Uruguay 2–0 2–0
17. 6 February 2013 Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden   Sweden 2–1 3–2 Friendly
18. 11 June 2013 Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador   Ecuador 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
19. 10 September 2013 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción, Paraguay   Paraguay 2–1 5–2
20. 18 November 2013 Busch Stadium, St. Louis, United States   Bosnia and Herzegovina 1–0 2–0 Friendly
21. 2–0
22. 3 September 2014 Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany   Germany 1–0 4–2
23. 31 March 2015 MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, United States   Ecuador 1–0 2–1
24. 6 June 2015 Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario, San Juan, Argentina   Bolivia 2–0 5–0
25. 3–0
26. 4–0
27. 13 June 2015 Estadio La Portada, La Serena, Chile   Paraguay 1–0 2–2 2015 Copa América
28. 16 June 2015 Estadio La Portada, La Serena, Chile   Uruguay 1–0 1–0
29. 30 June 2015 Estadio Municipal de Concepción, Concepción, Chile   Paraguay 5–1 6–1
30. 4 September 2015 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States   Bolivia 2–0 7–0 Friendly
31. 4–0
32. 9 September 2015 AT&T Stadium, United States   Mexico 1–2 2–2
33. 10 June 2016 Soldier Field, Chicago, United States   Panama 5–0 5–0 Copa América Centenario
34. 11 November 2017 Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia   Russia 1–0 1–0 Friendly
35. 14 November 2017 Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar, Russia   Nigeria 2–0 2–4
36. 29 May 2018 La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina   Haiti 4–0 4–0
37. 16 June 2018 Otkritie Arena, Moscow, Russia   Iceland 1–0 1–1 2018 FIFA World Cup
38. 30 June 2018 Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia   France 3–4 3–4 2018 FIFA World Cup
39. 23 June 2019 Arena do Grêmio, Porto Alegre, Brazil   Qatar 2–0 2–0 2019 Copa América
40. 6 July 2019 Arena Corinthians, São Paulo, Brazil   Chile 1–0 2–1 2019 Copa América
41. 18 November 2019 Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel   Uruguay 1–1 2–2 Friendly

HonoursEdit

Atlético Madrid

Manchester City

Argentina U20

Argentina U23

Argentina

Individual

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