Barcelona forward Sergio Aguero set to announce his retirement from football due to heart complications. The 33 year old striker will be announcing his retirement at Camp Nou just six months after joining Barcelona as a free agent from Manchester City to end his 18 year career of playing football.
The Argentine international experienced chest problems and difficulties in breathing during a game between Barcelona and Alavas on 30th October 2021 during the first half. He fell in the pitch and fortunately, he got quick medical attention for several minutes before he was admitted to the hospital for further tests.
It is now clear that he won’t be resuming his career that kicked off at football club Independiente in 2003 before he joined a Spanish side Atletico Madrid in 2006.
Five years later, Aguero signed for Manchester City where he scored 260 goals in 390 appearances and winning 5 premier league titles, one golden boot and 7 player of the month award.
Aguero will always be remembered for scoring against against Queens Park Rangers in his first season in the premier league 2011/2012 that snatched Manchester United top spot hence Manchester City winning their first league title since 1968.
His final City appearance ended in the heartbreak of a Champions League final defeat by Chelsea, with another career low point being the 2014 World Cup final loss to Germany.
His final contribution for Argentina came at the summer’s Copa America, a substitute appearance in the quarter-final victory over Ecuador as La Albiceleste went on to win the trophy after 28 years.
In five matches for Barcelona Aguero scored once, in a 2-1 defeat by Real Madrid. He found the net 41 times in 101 games for Argentina.
By Assasira Hillary