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The Retirement Of A Great: Retrospective Of The Career Of "Kun" Agüero

Before his farewell from the fields, we have made a recount of the career of "Kun" Agüero.

It is worth looking back through the soccer career of one of the most notable Argentine players of the last fifteen years. Photo: TW-aguerosergiokun

LatinAmerican Post | Luis Hernández Liborio

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The uncertainty lasted less than a month. The cardiac arrhythmia suffered by Sergio Agüero after Barça's game against Alavés has had a definitive impact: "Kun" retires from the fields, ending a brilliant career in a surprising way, although this will be official until the footballer does. formally announce. That is why it is worth doing a retrospective of the soccer career of one of the most notable Argentine players of the last fifteen years.

A forced withdrawal

Sergio Agüero is just 33 years old, he is not a young player, but he was not on the verge of retirement, surely a few more years of career awaited him. His arrival at Barcelona, and the departure of Lionel Messi from it, left the way free for his time at the Catalan club to be brilliant. After various medical studies and deep reflection, the decision seems to have been made at the end of a successful career.

From Buenos Aires to Europe

Sergio Agüero was born in Buenos Aires, he had a difficult childhood economically, like many great Argentine players. The "Kun" saw in football the opportunity to get ahead and thanks to his talent he achieved his goal. From a very young age, he joined the basic forces of Independiente de Avellaneda, a club with which he made his professional debut in 2003. His beginning already predicted what Agüero would achieve, since he began his career beating an important record: as the youngest player to debut. in the Argentine first division taking that title away from none other than Diego Armando Maradona.

His performance at Independiente quickly made him an idol and at the same time propelled him to Europe to Atlético de Madrid where he would live one of the best stages of his career, with "the colchoneros", Agüero consolidated as a star. He arrived at the Madrid team in 2006 in a record pass of 21.7 million euros, according to Transfermarkt. However, his period of greatest achievements was with his arrival in the English Premier League where he won everything with Manchester City, the club he reached in 2011 at a new record of 40 million euros. To finish off a brilliant career, Agüero is also one of the referents of the "albice6leste" with which he has also had historical triumphs that put him on the list of the best Argentine players of all time.

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His great achievements

The achievements of "Kun" can be classified into three: club, national team, and individual. In all three areas, the Argentine has won important titles. At the club level, his time at Atlético was overshadowed by a decade dominated by Barcelona and Real Madrid, Agüero could not win the league title, but he could win a Europa League in 2010 and a European Super Cup in 2011, according to Transfermarkt data. His track record truly grew during his time in England with the citizens, where he won 5 leagues, 6 cups, 3 super cups, and 1 FA Cup.

At the selection level, Agüero was part of the U-20 champion teams in the 2005 and 2007 World Cups in the category. Olympic champion in Beijing 2008, he also participated in 2010, 2014, and 2018 World Cups being part of the runner-up team in Brazil 2014. In Copa América his greatest achievement came this year with the title achieved in Brazil against the locals, still as a Manchester City player. On an individual level, among many others, his award as the top scorer for the citizens stands out, his record as the foreigner with the most goals in the Premier League, beating the Frenchman Thierry Henry. He also earned a golden boot in the English league, as well as numerous FIFA Ballon d'Or nominations. At the moment there is nothing clear about the future of Sergio Agüero, he has transcended his almost imminent retirement from the fields, however, it is early to talk about his future in football in other areas such as technical direction or as a manager in any of the clubs in the military. At the moment nothing is said.