Sergio Agüero - 2007 Golden Boy award winner
7 Dec 2007
19 and 188 days
2 Jun 1988
Sergio Agüero was the winner of the 5th edition of the Golden Boy award in 2007, ahead of fellow country man Lionel Messi and Cesc Fàbregas (both previous winners of the Golden Boy award).
First club - Independiente
Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo, more commonly known as Sergio Agüero or his nickname Kun Agüero, was born in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires on the 2nd of June 1988. He played in the club Independiente during his youth years, from the age of nine, and debuted for the senior team on the 5th of July 2003, only being 15 years and 35 days.
He stayed in Independiente for three seasons, scoring 23 goals in 54 league matches. In May 2006 it was time to leave Argentina and move to Europe, where Atlético Madrid became his first club.
Second club - Atlético Madrid
Atlético Madrid paid about €20 million to secure Agüero's services, a fee that made him the most expensive transfer ever for Atlético. He was not an immediate success in Madrid, only scoring 7 goals in 42 matches his first season, but in his second season his breakthrough came. In the following four seasons in Madrid Agüero scored another 94 goals in 192 matches.
Third club - Manchester City
In the end of July 2011 it was announced by Manchester City that they had signed Agüero on a five-year contract for a fee of £35 million. The success in Manchester City was instant, he scored in his debut and never stopped scoring. He stayed in City for 10 seasons and during all these years he managed to net 260 times in various competition games, this despite having some injury problems from time to time in different seasons. Unfortunately, his last season in the club was the least successful, this primarily due to injury problems again. He only played 20 matches and scored 6 goals that last season.
His record in Manchester City is fantastic, not only because of all his goals. He won Premier League with City five times, the FA cup once and the League Cup six times.
Forth and final club - FC Barcelona
In May 2021 he finally left Manchester City as he signed for FC Barcelona, and he was back in Spain and La Liga. He scored his first (and only) goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid, but Barcelona lost with 1-2 despite his goal. After this El Clásico he came to play his last match against Alavés. He was substituted during this game and went straight to the hospital because of chest pain, and he was there diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia. After receiving this diagnosis he decided to end his career.
Sergio Agüero in the national teams of Argentina
During his young years Agüero played 21 games in the U17, U20 and U23 teams, scoring 11 goals in these matches. He was part of the Argentinian squads in the FIFA World Youth Championships in 2005 and 2007, and Argentina became the champions both times.
He made his senior debut against Brazil in a friendly game in September 2006 and during the years to come he played 100 more matches for Argentina, scoring 41 goals. He was part of Argentina's FIFA World Cup teams in 2010, 2014 and 2108. He was also part of Argentina's Copa América squads five times, last time 2021 when Argentina won Copa América.
Records by Sergio Agüero
Agüero have beaten many records and made some stunning performances during his professional football years, here are some of them.
- When he made his senior debut for Independiente has was only 15 years and 35 days old, which made him the youngest player ever debuting in the Argentinian first division Primera División.
- He was for a while the best goal scorer in the Premier League history, a record that was later lost to Harry Kane.
- He is by far the best goal scorer in the history of Manchester City, scoring 260 goals for the club.
- Since 2022 Agüero is one of the members of the prestigious Premier League Hall of Fame.
- Agüero became the Premier League Player of the Month seven times, which is a joint record together with Harry Kane (most likely Kane will