Sergio Agüero and a career marked by the Argentine National Team

The Argentine National Team was a very important part of the career of Sergio Aguero. La Albiceleste had the pleasure of having him from a very young age, in the Juveniles.

As a statistical record, Kun occupies 7th place in the ranking of players with the most presences in the Argentine National Team (101 games) and the 3rd place among the top gunners, with 41 goals (Lionel Messi has so far 80 and Gabriel Batistuta, 55).

Their first matches were for the Sub 16, in the 2004 South American Championship in Paraguay, when the team lost to Colombia in the semifinals. In that contest, Agüero played 5 games and scored 3 goals.

Then it was time for the Sub 20, where the best of their repertoire was seen. In the 2005 World Cup in the Netherlands he played four games and did not score goals, entering several games from the substitute bench. Argentina was champion, a title that would repeat in Canada 2007, this time yes, with a decisive Aguero.

Already establishing himself in European football (in 2006 he had been transferred to Atlético de Madrid), in Canada he was the great figure of the blue and white, scoring 6 goals in 7 games: thus he won the Ballon d’Or and the Golden Boot of the tournament , for being considered the best player and scorer of the World Cup.

The 2008 Olympic Games were Kun’s third title with the National Team, which, thanks to Sergio Batista, won gold in Beijing. The man emerged from Independiente played every game in those Games, scoring a semi-final double against Brazil, no less.

With the Senior National Team, he suffered, like all the great players of his generation, that long streak without trophies: he participated in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018, playing 12 games and scoring 2 goals.

But like Messi, Di María and Otamendi, he had the great pleasure of breaking the streak without titles in the Copa América in Brazil 2021, beating Brazil in the final and at the Maracana no less. Debt settled.

On three other occasions he was very close to shouting champion with the Senior National Team: in the World Cup in Brazil, after losing the final against Germany, and in the 2015 and 2016 Copa América, after losing both to Chile.

With the Major, he played the Copa América in Argentina 2011, Chile 2015, the Centennial of 2016 in the United States, and those of Brazil 2019 and 2021. In total there were 25 games and 10 goals.