Junior Agogo

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Junior Agogo
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Personal information
Full name Manuel Agogo
Date of birth (1979-08-01)1 August 1979
Place of birth Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Date of death 22 August 2019(2019-08-22) (aged 40)
Place of death London, England, U.K.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1995–1997 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2000 Sheffield Wednesday 2 (0)
1999Oldham Athletic (loan) 2 (0)
1999Chester City (loan) 10 (6)
1999Chesterfield (loan) 4 (0)
1999–2000Lincoln City (loan) 3 (1)
2000 Chicago Fire 1 (0)
2000–2001 Colorado Rapids 32 (11)
2001 San Jose Earthquakes 14 (4)
2002 Queens Park Rangers 2 (0)
2002–2003 Barnet 39 (19)
2003–2006 Bristol Rovers 126 (41)
2006–2008 Nottingham Forest 64 (20)
2008–2009 Zamalek SC 15 (4)
2009–2011 Apollon Limassol 24 (6)
2011–2012 Hibernian 12 (1)
Total 350 (113)
National team
2003 England National Game XI 3 (0)
2006–2009 Ghana 27 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:44, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 June 2010

Manuel "Junior" Agogo (1 August 1979 – 22 August 2019) was a Ghanaian former professional footballer. He played as a striker. His longest spell was at Bristol Rovers (2003–06), where he made 140 appearances before moving to Nottingham Forest.

Agogo played on the Ghana between 2006 and 2009.

His three goals in the final stages of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations helped Ghana to a third-place finish. After retiring, he opened his own small group and personal fitness training business.[1]

On 29 January 2015, Agogo was hospitalised after suffering a stroke.[2][3]

On 22 August 2019, Agogo died in London at the age of 40.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Agogo Fitness". agogofitness.co.uk. Archived from the original on 16 February 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Junior Agogo hospitalised following suspected stroke". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  3. "Fmr Ghanaian striker Junior Agogo suffers stroke". spyghana.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. "Breaking News: Ex-Ghana star Junior Agogo dies at age 40". GhanaSoccernet. Retrieved 22 August 2019.