|UPDATED| Aguero Retires with Tears
Sergio Aguero on Wednesday announced his retirement from football after 16 years of amazing career.
Aguero disclosed his retirement with tears rolling down his cheeks at a press conference, in Barcelona.
The former Mancity striker retirement comes a month after he was diagnosed with a heart problem.
“I have decided to stop playing professional football. It is a very hard moment but I am happy with my decision. My health comes first,” said Aguero, who enjoyed 10 highly successful years at Manchester City before leaving at the end of last season.
Agüero joined Manchester City in 2011, in a transfer fee of £35 million. During his 10 years at the club, he won five league titles, including scoring a last minute winner in the final league game of his debut season to win the club’s first league title in 44 years.
The club’s all-time top goal-scorer, is also the fourth all-time Premier League goal-scorer and the highest non-English scorer in the competition with 184 goals.
Aguero won Premier League Golden Boot twice, including the PFA Team of the Year. He also holds the record for most Premier League hat-tricks. He also won a record six EFL Cups, an FA Cup, and reached the club’s maiden UEFA Champions League final. In 2021, he joined Barcelona on a free transfer.
At international level, Agüero represented the Argentina under-20 team as they won the 2005 and 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cups. He played at the 2008 Olympics, scoring two goals in the semi-final against Brazil as Argentina won gold. Agüero is his country’s third-highest all-time top goal-scorer and has earned over 100 caps, representing the senior team at three FIFA World Cups (in 2010, 2014 and 2018) and five Copas América (in 2011, 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2021). He won Copa América in 2021.