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15th Dec 2021

Sergio Aguero announces retirement from football

Daniel Brown

Aguero has officially confirmed his retirement

Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has officially announced his retirement from football.

The 33-year-old left City for Barcelona in the summer but has been troubled by injury and health issues since arriving at the Camp Nou.

His last appearance for the club came against Alaves at the end of October, when he was withdrawn and taken to hospital after experiencing discomfort in his chest. After undergoing cardiological tests, the club confirmed the cause was a heart arrhythmia.

Having initially being ruled out for three months, it later emerged that Aguero may have to retire as a result of the condition.

After beginning his career in his native Argentina with Independiente, he made the move to Atletico Madrid while still a teenager in 2006. He remained with the club for five years and was part of the side that won the Europa League in 2010.

Manchester City paid £38million for him in 2011, a fee which seemed more than value for money as he famously clinched the title in the dying seconds of his first season at the Etihad – City’s third ever league title and first since 1968.

Aguero went on to score 260 goals in 390 games for City, becoming their all-time leading scorer and winning five Premier League crowns, one FA Cup and six League Cups.

‘Kun’ left City in the summer to join Catalan giants Barcelona, however, he struggled with health and injury troubles since his move to Spain. As a result of this, Aguero made just five competitive appearances for the five-time Champions League winners.

The frontman also made 101 appearances for Argentina – registering 41 goals and 19 assists – during a spectacular career.

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