After 10 long and successful years with Manchester City, Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero has decided to move on with his contract expiring this year. He made a final 15-minute cameo appearance in the final of the Champions League that Manchester City lost to Chelsea.
“A new stage with new challenges will begin, and I am fully ready to face them with the same passion and professionalism that I have always dedicated to continue competing at the highest level,” said Aguero on the day Manchester City made the surprise announcement.
It’s safe to say that his decade-long relationship with Manchester City, one that ended with them winning the EPL title in the 2020/21 season, has been a resounding success. Let’s take a look at some key stats and figures from Aguero’s career with the club.
SERGIO AGUERO: HIS ARRIVAL AND IMPACT ON MANCHESTER CITY’S FORTUNES
When Aguero arrived to Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, they were on the brink of finding national success. The process had begun two years earlier when Abu Dhabi United Group under Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan bought the club and began investing heavily into resources.
On May 2012, City scored twice in stoppage time to deny arch-rivals Manchester United on the final matchday. Martin Tyler’s now iconic and etched into football’s folklore ‘”Agueroooooooooo!” rang loud in the minds of football fans all over the world.
With his last kick of the game in his very first season with the club, the Argentine striker found the back of the net and took off his shirt to celebrate with his teammates as the fans inside Manchester Stadium went wild since they had just won their first Premier League title in 44 years in dramatic fashion!
Since then, Sergio Aguero has gone on to win four more Premier League medals and now leaves the club as the highest goalscorer in the history of Manchester City. Along with Vincent Kompany, David Silva, and Yaya Toure, Sergio Aguero is responsible for putting City in the bracket of elite clubs in Europe following their mediocre history up until the late 2000s.
NUMBERS THAT DEFINE SERGIO AGUERO’S CAREER WITH MANCHESTER CITY
Let’s discuss a few numbers, shall we?
Sergio Aguero has appeared on a football pitch wearing the sky blue colours of Manchester City on 390 occasions! However, he’s not the player with the most appearances for City, not even close.
His former City teammate David Silva played 436 matches for the club and is ranked joint-10th in the list of the players with the most matches under their belt for City. Alan Oakes, who played for City between 1959 and 1976, tops the list with 676 appearances.
In 10 years with Manchester City, Sergio Aguero has consistently been among the goals and has chalked up 260 for City! He’s the highest goal-scorer in the history of the club followed by Eric Brook with 177 goals, Tommy Johnson with 166 goals, and Colin Bell with 153 goals.
Sergio Aguero has found the back of the net 184 times in the Premier League! That makes him the fourth-highest goalscorer in the Premier League.
Alan Shearer with 260 goals tops the list, followed by Wayne Rooney’s 208 goals and Andy Cole’s 187 goals.
However, with a goal every 108 minutes, Sergio Aguero has the best minutes-per-goal ratio in the Premier League ahead of Thierry Henry and Harry Kane.
Aguero has won 15 trophies with Manchester City over the last 10 years. That includes the five Premier League title victories with the most recent one arriving this season!
He also lifted the FA Cup in 2019. Aguero has won the English League Cup six times and has lifted the English Super Cup on three occasions!
Sergio Aguero is the undisputed king when it comes to scoring hat-tricks. He has registered 12 hat-tricks in the Premier League – the most for any player in the league’s history.
On 12 January 2020, he scored the 12th hat-trick of his Premier League to overtake Alan Shearer’s tally of 11 hat-tricks.
This is the time on the clock when Sergio Aguero scored that immortal goal against QPR to help the Citizens win their first top-flight title since 1968!
INTERESTING TIDBITS ABOUT SERGIO AGUERO’S CAREER WITH MANCHESTER CITY
- Sergio Aguero holds the record for the most consecutive seasons with over 20 goals in the Premier League. He did it five times in a row!
- He has also scored the most goals in Premier League history for a single club (Manchester City).
- Both of Aguero’s Champions League hat-tricks came wearing a Manchester City shirt.
- Sergio Aguero won the Premier League Golden Boot after scoring 26 goals during the 2014/15 season
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