World Soccer

Sergio AGUERO

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After the former Manchester City striker was forced to hang up his boots with a heart condition, we pick out some of the standout statistics from his career…

Aguero was the youngest player in Argentine top-flight history when he made his debut for Independie­nte as a 15-year-old in 2003.

Atletico Madrid broke their transfer record to sign him for €20m in 2006.

With 184 goals, Aguero is the fourthhigh­est goalscorer in Premier League history, the most prolific foreign player ever in the competitio­n, and holds the record for the most goals at one club.

He scored at least 20 goals in five consecutiv­e seasons, a record he shares with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.

He is one of five players to score five goals in one Premier League match.

Nobody has scored more Premier League hat-tricks than Aguero’s 12.

During his Manchester City career he was named Premier League Player of the Month on seven occasions – more than any other player.

Aguero has the best strike rate in Premier League history, averaging a goal every 108 minutes.

Nobody has scored more goals in the Champions League for an English club (36), a record he shares with former Chelsea superstar Didier Drogba.

He lies third in Argentina’s list of all-time top scorers with 42 goals, and is one of only seven players to win over 100 caps for the South Americans.

His last-ever career goal was in Barca’s 2-1 defeat to Clasico rivals Real Madrid in October, taking his overall tally to 427.

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