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Sergio Aguero: Barcelona forward reveals retirement from football at 33 due to heart condition diagnosis


Sergio Aguero has actually announced his retirement from football at the age of 33 due to a heart condition.The Manchester City record goal-scorer, who moved to Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer, had to be substituted during his team's 1-1 draw with Alaves in October after receiving medical help on the pitch to deal with chest discomforts and dizziness.

The Argentina striker was required to health center for heart tests, after which he was ruled out for three months.Nevertheless, Aguero did not make his return to the field prior to revealing on Wednesday at the Camp Nou that his playing career has ended.

Aguero validated his retirement throughout a psychological press conference at the Nou Camp on Wednesday.

An emotional Aguero stated: "This conference is to interact that I have decided to stop playing football.
" It is a really hard minute. The decision I have actually made I have considered my health, that is the primary factor, since of the problem that I had a month-and-a-half back." I was in excellent hands of the medical personnel who have done their finest and have informed me the finest thing would be to stop playing." So I made that decision about a week earlier and I desire to tell everyone I did whatever possible to have hope, but there wasn't quite."

City manager Pep Guardiola was among numerous agents from Aguero's former clubs to participate in Wednesday's press conference, while the club also commemorated their former striker on social networks." Everyone at Manchester City want to take this opportunity to thank @aguerosergiokun for his extraordinary contribution to our success over the last years and desire him well in his retirement," City published on Twitter.

In November, Aguero reacted to rumours about his retirement and tweeted that he was feeling "positive" and making "progress" with his health.After his very first game in charge of the club against Espanyol in November, Barcelona employer Xavi stated the forward's scenario doubted, but that the club would "follow the evolution of what he had" and hoped he would be able to "keep playing football".

After the statement that Sergio Aguero is retiring from football, we review a few of the Manchester City legend's most renowned goals and landmarks in the Premier League

Aguero signed up with Barcelona this year after spending 10 seasons with Manchester City

Aguero accepted sign up with Barcelona in May, signing a two-year handle a buyout provision of EUR100m (₤ 86m) after leaving City.Nevertheless, he was ineligible to play for the club until the end of August after financial reasonable play rules in Spain avoided the La Liga side from signing up new signings.The forward then suffered a calf injury which ruled him out till October, after which he had the ability to make his debut for the club as a substitute in a 3-1 win against Valencia.
He scored his very first goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid on his El Clasico debut on 24 October.

Ilkay Gundogan states he gets goosebumps watching Aguero's last-gasp winner versus QPR in 2012 which protected the Premier League title

Aguero started his career at Argentine club Independiente, scoring 23 goals between 2003-2006 prior to transferring to Atletico Madrid.He took pleasure in a rewarding duration at the Spanish side, scoring 101 times in 234 looks in all competitions and won the Europa League with the club in 2010 in addition to the UEFA Super Cup.City signed Aguero from Atletico in 2011 and he became established in the club's history when he scored a significant late winner against QPR in the final game of the 2011/12 season to protect the team's very first Premier League title.

Aguero stayed at City for 10 seasons, and broke Eric Brook's record to become the club's all-time top goalscorer in 2017.He scored 260 goals for the club in 390 appearances and won a host of honours, consisting of five Premier League titles, six League Cup trophies and an FA Cup, to name a few.

Aguero is the record goalscorer at Manchester City (260 ), and former supervisor Pep Guardiola has explained him as a 'legend'.

The forward was also prolific at international level, having actually scored 42 goals in 101 looks for Argentina, making him the third-highest goalscorer for the side behind Lionel Messi and Gabriel Batistuta.Aguero was part of the Argentina squad that won the 2021 Copa America.Speaking at a Signathon Live occasion, former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink told Sky Sports:.

" I hope that he gets the acknowledgment he is worthy of. I definitely love him, years and years ago when he was at Atletico Madrid, I informed Chelsea they need to buy him." He makes me consider Romario, the method that he used to play back in the day. It's a genuine pity he has to stop playing now, he's definitely one of the best players in Premier League history - I believe there are much better, but he's certainly up there.".

Aguero retires as a Premier League legend.

Sky Sports' Adam Bate:.
If Sergio Aguero had stayed in English football for just one season then his place in folklore would still be ensured. That goal against Queens Park Rangers that took the title back from rivals Manchester United is predestined to be replayed for as long as the game is played.However that was Premier League goal number 23 of 184.

He is a winner of 5 Premier League titles.Here are some more numbers. Aguero has actually not simply outscored every other gamer because his Premier League debut, it is not especially close. Harry Kane is still 17 behind him however the next man on the list is Jamie Vardy - some 57 goals adrift of the Argentine.

Because duration, Aguero scored 12 hat-tricks, 4 more than Kane, double that of Luis Suarez and triple that of anyone else in the past 10 years of Premier League football.If these stats are somewhat altered by the time-frame, one that incorporates his whole Manchester City career while others have actually emerged more recently, consider Aguero's strike rate compared to his rivals. That reveals he not just scored more but more often.

Sergio Agüero scored every 108 minutes on average in the Premier League, conveniently the best rate of any player in the competition's history with 20+ goals.

Aguero scored his 184 Premier League goals at a rate of one every 108 minutes. Kane has scored a goal every 128 minutes, Mohamed Salah every 127 minutes. Nobody can really compete. By any metric, he is the competition's impressive striker of the last decade.

There were common Aguero goals. The dart to the near post. The curled effort into the corner. However such was his longevity that it is difficult to pin him down to a handful of finishes.Couple of would think he boasts among the great left foots in Premier League history and yet he discovered the net 34 times with it, putting him amongst the top 10 left-footed scorers because making that astonishing two-goal debut against Swansea in August 2011.

That game featured an outrageous strike from 30 lawns. 20 more from outside the box followed, meaning that just Christian Eriksen has scored more considering that Aguero's debut.

When it comes to headers, regardless of being 5' 8", he was amongst the top half a lots scorers of headed goals during his time in England too - the 5 males above him had an average height of 6' 4".
There was no knowing that he would last so long. As with other big names who came to the Etihad Stadium at that time, the presumption was that he would simply be travelling through. However while the language did not come quickly, he made himself in your home on the pitch.

The arrival of Pep Guardiola at what turned out to be the specific midpoint of his Manchester City career was an increase for the club however likewise an obstacle for the star striker. There were doubts over his capability to adapt himself to the needs of the new coach.He could have left as a club legend even then. Instead he raised his status still further, showing his value by hitting the 20-goal mark in each of Guardiola's first 3 seasons in charge. Aguero was City's top scorer in their back-to-back title wins.

Injury and health problem reduced his influence towards completion of his time in England and there was to be no glorious ending - his last appearance for City can be found in their Champions League last defeat to Chelsea in Porto. It was the one prize that avoided him.However Aguero retires as a Premier League icon, scorer of more goals in the competition than any other overseas player. The man who scored its most famous goal of all.

The 427 career goals in numbers.

Aguero bows out with a staggering record: 427 goals from 786 games for clubs and nation - equating to a career average of 0.54 per game.His peak returns was available in City blue, with 260 goals from 390 looks - in addition to scoring 16 of his 18 career hat-tricks during his years at the Etihad.The Argentine netted 28 or more goals in seven out of eight seasons across all competitions between 2011/12 and 2018/19, scoring a career-high off 33 in 2016/17.

Injuries frequently decreased game time, however Aguero exceeded a goal ratio of 0.60 goals per game in all but one campaign for 10 years running from 2010 - with a career-high 0.82 when City recovered the Premier League crown in 2013/14.Aguero scored 302 of his 427 haul with his favoured right boot however notched another 74 with his left and defied his 5' 8" frame with 48 headed goals - while his capability to let loose the amazing produced 35 goals from variety.

A years in England saw the Argentine net 184 Premier League goals - more than two times the tally he produced during 5 years in La Liga - with another 41 strikes on the Champions League stage.Use the interactive table below to scroll through all 427 goals, right back to his very initially for Independiente versus Estudiantes De La Plata in November 2004.

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