Sergio Agüero

Argentine association football player

Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo (born 2 June 1988) is an Argentine football player. He plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

Sergio Agüero
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Personal information
Full name Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
Date of birth (1988-06-02) 2 June 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position 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– Manchester City 261 (180)
National team
2004 Argentina U17 5 (3)
2005–2007 Argentina U20 7 (6)
2008 Argentina Olympic 5 (2)
2006– Argentina 97 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2020
‡ 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 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. [1]

Manchester CityEdit

On 28 July 2011, Aguero signed a five-year contract with Manchester City for a reported fee of £38 million.[2] At the time, he became the most expensive signing in City's history, breaking the previous record for Robinho of £32.5 million in 2008.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8] Aguero and Giannina separated in 2012.[9] Diego Maradona later called Aguero a "wimp" on an Argentine radio station after their separation.[10]

Aguero also has two half-brothers that play football, Gaston del Castillo and Mauricio del Castillo.

Club career statisticsEdit

[11]

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
ArgentinaLeague Cup South AmericaTotal
2002/03 Independiente Primera División 1 0 - - 1 0
2003/04 5 0 - - 5 0
2004/05 12 5 - - 12 5
2005/06 36 18 - - 36 18
SpainLeague Copa del Rey EuropeTotal
2006/07 Atlético Madrid La Liga 38 6 2 0 - 40 6
2007/08 37 20 4 2 7 5 48 27
2008/09 37 17 1 0 9 4 47 21
2009/10
Country Argentina 54 23 - - 54 23
Spain 112 43 7 2 16 9 135 54
Total 166 66 7 2 16 9 189 77

International career statisticsEdit


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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Atletico agree fee for Independiente starlet - ESPN FC". ESPN FC. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  2. "Manchester City complete Sergio Aguero signing". BBC Sport. 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  3. "Man City beat Chelsea to Robinho". BBC Sport. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  4. McNulty, Phillip (2012-05-13). "Manchester City 3-2 QPR". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  5. "Brazil 3 - 0 Argentina". The Guardian. 2006-09-04. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  6. "Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria score in Argentina win over Bolivia". BBC Sport. 2015-06-07. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  7. Smyth, Rob (2018-06-16). "Argentina 1-1 Iceland: World Cup 2018 – as it happened". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  8. "Maradona a grandad as Aguero Jr is born". FourFourTwo. 19 February 2009.
  9. Fitzgerald, Todd (2013-01-04). "Manchester City's Sergio Aguero splits from wife of four years". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  10. Akerman, Nick (31 October 2013). "Diego Maradona Calls Sergio Aguero a Wimp and Demands Showdown over Daughter". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2020-06-10.
  11. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Sergio Agüero". www.national-football-teams.com.


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