Sergio Agüero

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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

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.

Club Career[change | change source]

Independiente[change | change source]

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 Madrid[change | change source]

Aguero joined Spanish club Atlético Madrid in May 2006, for a fee of around €20 million. [1]

Manchester City[change | change source]

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 Career[change | change source]

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 Life[change | change source]

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 statistics[change | change source]

[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 statistics[change | change source]


International[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  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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