Independent It was the cradle of great players emerged from their Inferiors. Without going any further, the Rojo stadium recently changed its name to Ricardo Enrique Bochini, a legend of the Avellaneda club.
Sergio Agüero, with much less tour in Independiente than Bocha, is undoubtedly one of the great values that were born in Rojo. And the last big appearance that jumped from the Reserve to the First, in which he scored 23 goals in 56 games.
Kun’s debut took place on July 5, 2003 with Oscar Ruggeri as coach, in the classic against San Lorenzo. Agüero was at that time 15 years and 35 days old and in that way he became the youngest footballer to debut in Argentine soccer.
Thus he surpassed none other than Diego Armando Maradona, who had made its premiere on October 20, 1976, when he was about to turn 16.
In Independiente he was an absolute idol, although after his debut he had to wait several months before beginning to consolidate in First. Pastoriza, Bertoni and Monzón gave him minutes.
In the Apertura of 2004 he scored his first goal, against Estudiantes de La Plata. The 2005 and 2006 season saw the best of Agüero at Rojo.
Kun had been called up to the youth team that won the World Cup in the Netherlands and his performance left a very good feeling. The level that it had been showing, and the maturity over time since the official premiere, made it the undisputed headline.
With Julio César Falcioni on the bench, Kun exploded as a mature player. Established as a starter, between 2005 and 2006 he scored 18 goals in 38 games. In September 2005, it could be said, he uncontestedly won over the Red fans.
There is no doubt that to be an idol there is a fundamental condition: show off against the classic rival. And Agüero did not fail in that item: the 4-0 against Racing on September 11, 2005 had him as the protagonist with a goal that the people of Independiente will never forget. Agüero started a long run, eluded Martín Vitali, then faced and eliminated Fernando Crosa several times with a mere feint; then he defined crossed, left-handed, before the departure of Gustavo Campagnuolo: it was 4 to 0 that made the entire local tribune delirious.
On the 10th, he ended up in a litter, picked up by his teammates, and was replaced by DT Falcioni to get the ovation of the local people. A dream match. “I dedicated that goal to Emiliano Molina, who had recently died in a car accident,” declared Kun.
In the Clausura 2006 he would mark the Academy again, and in duplicate, with two goals on the Racing court, in the 2-0 that left another extraordinary performance of the 10: the celebrations were with dancing included against the Cholo Simeone team.
Argentine football could not enjoy it so much: his good performances quickly put him in the sights of the greats of Europe. And in May 2006 he arrived at Atlético de Madrid. Another stage of his successful career would begin.