Ten key moments in Sergio Agüero's career

Sergio Aguero He had to end his successful career at the age of 33, as a result of a heart condition.

While Manchester City seems to be his place in the world, Kun made a mark with all the jerseys he wore.

Here are some of the milestones of one of the most outstanding Argentine players in the entire history of European football.

1) HIS INDEPENDENT DEBUT
On July 5, 2003, Oscar Ruggeri, then Rojo’s coach, decided to send a young Sergio Agüero to the field who, with only 15 years, one month and three days, became the youngest footballer to debut in the First Division of Argentine soccer. Kun entered at 24 minutes of the second half for Emanuel Rivas in what ended up being the defeat of his team 1-0 at the hands of San Lorenzo in Avellaneda.

2) GOAL TO RACING IN THE CLASSIC
On September 11, 2005, Independiente crushed Racing 4-0 at “La Doble Visera” with three goals from Nicolás Frutos and one from Agüero. The latter, closed an unforgettable win for the fans of Rojo for the result and the beauty of a goal that will be marked as one of the most beautiful of his career. Kun dominated the ball with great quality in his own field and crossed the middle of the court at pure speed until he ran into a poor Diego Crosa who saw him hook not once, not twice, but three times and then define with a crossed left foot that surprised to Gustavo Campagnuolo.

3) THE GO TO ATLÉTICO DE MADRID

On May 30, 2006, the Colchonero made official the purchase of 90 percent of the forward’s token for a total of more than 28 million dollars, the most expensive sale in Argentine football until then. Just three days later, he turned 18 and another three days later he was presented to more than two thousand fans at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.

4) U20 WORLD CHAMPION IN 2007
Agüero already knew what it was like to be consecrated with the Argentina Under 20 National Team, since he played four games in the title obtained in the Netherlands in 2005. At that time, the great figure was his friend Lionel Messi, but in Canada 2007 it was his turn. Having become the leader of the team, he played the 7 matches of the tournament as a starter and scored 6 goals, a brilliant performance that earned him the Ballon d’Or for the best player and the Golden Boot for the tournament scorer.

5) GOLDEN MEDAL IN BEIJING 2008
Kun was the starter in 5 of the 6 matches played by Sergio Batista’s Argentina Under 23 Team, which ended up climbing to the top of the podium at the Olympic Games. His most memorable performance was in the semifinal duel against Brazil, where he scored two goals and was awarded the penalty with which Juan Román Riquelme sealed the resounding 3-0 victory in Albiceleste.

6) UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE CHAMPION
On May 12, 2010, Atlético de Madrid beat Fulham 2-1 in the final in Hamburg. A complicated game that the Colchonero could only define 4 minutes after the end of extra time with a goal from Diego Forlán. It was the first title of the Argentine forward in the team of the Spanish capital, which months later would complement with the consecration in the European Super Cup against Inter, where he scored the second goal in the 2-0 victory.

7) FIRST PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE
Sergio Agüero came to Manchester City for the 2011-12 season and ended it with the most memorable goal in the club’s history. On May 12, 2012, he scored the agonizing 3-2 of the Citizens against QPR on the final date of the Premier League, which allowed him to snatch the title from Manchester United in a heart-stopping definition. With only seconds left in the game, Kun hit a wall with Mario Balotelli, got into the area, left a scattered rival and defined with a powerful right hand for his team to shout champion after 44 long years.

8) MANCHESTER CITY TOP SCORER
On 1 November 2017, the Argentine scored a goal in his team’s 4-2 victory over Napoli in the UEFA Champions League and surpassed Eric Brook as Manchester City’s top scorer with 178 goals. During his time with the Citizens, he totaled 254 shouts and established himself as the most important forward in the club’s history, breaking many records and making fans delirious.

9) FIRST GOAL IN THE WORLD CUP
The forward ranks third in the list of top historical scorers of the Argentine National Team, only behind Lionel Messi and Gabriel Batistuta. However, his first World Cup conquest was desired. After failing to convert in South Africa 2010 or Brazil 2014, he managed to score Albiceleste’s first goal in Russia 2018. It was 18 minutes into his debut against Iceland with a powerful left-footed shot at the corner. In the round of 16, he also scored the last goal of the 4-3 loss to France.

10) CHAMPION OF THE AMERICA CUP 2011
After many disappointments and lost finals (2014 World Cup, 2015 and 2016 America Cup), Kun Agüero was able to redeem himself with the Argentina National Team shirt in the 2021 America Cup. On July 10, at the Maracaná stadium itself, the Albiceleste defeated 1-0 to the classic rival and broke a 28-year drought without titles. Kun played 4 games and scored 1 goal (against Bolivia) in the contest played in Brazil.

BONUS TRACK: THE KUN STREAMER
The coronavirus pandemic forced the main competitions worldwide to stop and Agüero took advantage of the situation to become the star of the moment in video games. His Twitch channel “Slakun10” has more than 3.5 million followers. With his characteristic sense of humor, he has already shared sessions with some of the main eSports figures and was even invited to participate in virtual GPs of Formula 1.