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Sergio Agüero

Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo, colloquially known as Kun Agüero, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester City and the Argentine national team.

He is widely considered as one of the best players of his generation and one of the best centre-forwards in Premier League history.

  • Full name: Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
  • Profession: Argentine footballer
  • Born: 2 June 1988 (age 31 years), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Career start: 1997
  • Spouse: Giannina Maradona (m. 2008–2012)
  • Salary: 13 million GBP (2018)
  • Current teams: Manchester City F.C. (#10 / Forward), Argentina national football team (#19 / Forward)
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About Sergio Agüero

Sergio Agüero was born 2 June 1988, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Career

Agüero began his career at the Argentine Independiente. On 5 July 2003, he became the youngest player to play in the Argentine Primera División on his debut at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976.

In 2006, he moved to Europe to play for Spain’s La Liga side Atlético Madrid, for a transfer fee of €23 million.

There he made a name for himself, attracting attention from Europe’s top clubs by scoring 101 goals in 234 appearances while winning the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010.

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Agüero moved to Premier League club Manchester City in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £35 million.

On the last day of his debut season with the club, he scored a 94th-minute winner against Queens Park Rangers that earned City its first league title in 44 years.

At the end of the 2015–16 season, of players who had played at least two seasons in the Premier League, Agüero had the highest goals per minute ratio in the history of the competition since its formation in 1992, averaging a goal every 106 minutes, ahead of Thierry Henry.

He also holds the joint-record for the most goals scored in a single Premier League match – five – and the fastest to do so, in 23 minutes and 34 seconds of match time.

In November 2017, Agüero became Manchester City’s all-time highest goal-scorer, scoring his 178th City goal against Napoli.

Agüero is currently the 4th highest goalscorer in Premier League history, and the highest non-English scorer in the history of the competition, with 180 goals in the division.

He also holds the record for most hat-tricks in the Premier League, with twelve.

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At the international level, Agüero represented the Argentina under-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005 and in 2007, winning both tournaments.

He played at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, scoring two goals in the 3–0 semi-final wins against Brazil as Argentina went on to win the gold medal.

Agüero was selected to represent the senior team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the 2011 Copa América, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2015 Copa América, and the Copa América Centenario, reaching the finals of the latter three tournaments.

He also participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he scored his first and second World Cup goals for Argentina, and the 2019 Copa América, where he won a bronze medal.

He wears “Kun” on his shirt, a childhood nickname based on the title character from the cartoon Kum-Kum.