Sergio Agüero

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Striker Sergio little son Diego Maradona once played for Atletico Madrid ever Leonel 'Kun' Agüero del Castillo is a Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City in English Premier League and national team of Argentina.

Agüero play in 2008 Beijing Olympics, he scored two goals in a 3-0 win semi-final against Brazil as Argentina went on to win the gold medal. Agüero was selected to represent Argentina at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and Copa América 2011. Agüero move to the Premier League club Manchester City in July 2011 with an undisclosed fee in the region £ 38 million.

Personal Information
Full name : Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
Date of birth : 2 June 1988 (age 23)
Place of birth : Quilmes, Argentina
Height : 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Manchester City
Number : 16

Club Career

Sergio Agüero joined the youth system of Independiente at the age of nine. He started playing for the side, Becoming the youngest player to debut in the division at 15 years and 35 days (on 5 July 2003 against Club Atlético San Lorenzo de Almagro), breaking the record Previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976,  Independiente's coach , Oscar Ruggeri Agüero sent onto the field as a substitute for Emanuel Rivas in the 69th minute of the match. Following the arrival of coach Jose Omar Pastoriza, seven months after Agüero's first match he returned to the club's first-team in 4-2 win against Peru's Cienciano During the group stages of the 2004 Copa Libertadores.

On 19 June, for the first time, Agüero played a full 90 minute match for Independiente against Atlético de Rafaela During the Torneo Clausura. Agüero Became a regular in the club's first-team, being selected for the Argentina U-20 squad for the 2005 FIFA U-20 World Cup, the which Argentina won. During the 2005-06 season, Agüero scored 18 goals in 36 league Appearances, having missed two games due to suspension. In a 4-0 win against Racing on September 11, Agüero dribbled from inside of his own half and scored Independiente's fourth goal with a left footed shot.  

In a 2-0 away victory against Olimpo de Bahia Blanca in round 17 of the Torneo Clausura, Agüero received his fifth yellow card of the season. The yellow card Brought tears to the eyes of Agüero, as television cameras recorded. Kun, who scored Independiente's second goal of the match later said "I think That it was my last goal for Independiente". On 30 May, Agüero Officially transferred to Atlético Madrid for € 20 million, marking a record for the Bank of Spain.

Atlético Madrid
In May 2006, Agüero joined Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a fee reported to be around € 23 million, breaking the club's previous transfer record. In the 2007-08 season, Agüero finished third highest scorer in La Liga, behind Dani Guiza and Luis Fabiano, with 19 goals, and was runner up in the Trofeo Alfredo Di Stefano award. Agüero won many plaudits for his man of the match display against Barcelona in March 2008, scoring twice, assisting a goal, and winning a penalty for Atletico in a 4-2 win. On 16 September, he scored his first Champions League goals in a 3-0 away win at PSV Eindhoven. In March 2009, the duo of Forlan and Agüero scored a brace each in a 4-3 win over league leaders Barcelona. Atletico finished fourth in the league, qualifying for the following season's Champions League.

Atlético were the resource persons knocked out of the competition, but went on to reach the finals of the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League, where Agüero assisted Both goals in a 2-1 extra time win against Classic club Fulham.  On 27 August 2010, Atlético Madrid captured the UEFA Super Cup by beating Internazionale 2-0 favorites. Agüero provided the assists for José Antonio Reyes's opening goal and then secured the win by scoring the second. The 2010-11 season was arguably Agüero's most Successful for Atlético, as he scored 20 league goals for the first time in his career. On 23 May 2011, Agüero Announced That on his official website he wanted to move from Atlético Madrid.

Manchester City
2011-2012 Season
On 28 July 2011, Manchester City confirmed Agüero That Had signed a five-year contract with the club. Agüero made his debut for Manchester City on 15 August 2011, in a 4-0 Premier League victory Agüero rounded off his debut by scoring again in injury time with a 30-yard strike. City Continued Their strong start winning 3-2 away at Bolton Wanderers with Agüero missing two chances in the penalty box.

On 28 August, Agüero scored his third league goal in Manchester City's 5-1 Rout of Tottenham Hotspur. On 23 October Aguero took part in his first Manchester derby, scoring in the 69th minute as he converted a pass from Micah Richards across the face of goal. The match finished 6-1 to City incredibly. On 19 November he scored a penalty in a 3-1 win at home to Newcastle United, ending Newcastle's unbeaten start to the season.

He made his debut in the League Cup quarter-final match against Arsenal at the Emirates, scoring the only goal of the game in the 83rd minute scoring from Adam Johnson's through ball. On 21 December he scored a brace as City beat Stoke 3-0 at home. On 3 January 2012 he opened the scoring in a 3-0 win at home to Liverpool, beating Pepe Reina with a low shot Aguero scored City's second goal of the game after goals from Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck Had given United a 3-1 lead.

International Career
2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup
At the 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada, he scored twice and helped set up three goals in a 6-0 win over Panama in the second game of the group stage of the tournament. Agüero then scored the only goal in Argentina's third match against North Korea from a free kick. Defeated Mexico Argentina in the quarter-finals and Chile in the semi-finals, and faced the Republic Koruna in the finals, a team They drew 0-0 in the group stage.

2008 Summer Olympics
As a member of the Argentine squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Agüero scored two goals in the space of five minutes in the 3-0 semi-final win over Brazil on 19 August 2008.

2010 FIFA World Cup
He was chosen for the 2010 World Cup squad, and made his World Cup debut in Argentina's second group match against Korea Republic on 12 June 2010, Replacing Carlos Tévez in the 75th minute. Agüero's impact was immediate as Argentina scored in the next minute. Argentina won the game 4-1. However Argentina subsequently lost to Germany in the quarter finals.

2011 Copa América
Agüero was named in the 23-man squad for the 2011 Copa América Argentina where Had been drawn into Group A with Bolivia, Columbia and Costa Rica. On 11 July in Argentina's third group stage match against Costa Rica, Agüero scored a goal in each half as Argentina won 3-0 and finished in second position of Their group.

Style of Play
Agüero is a diminutive figure with a stocky build, the which has led to comparisons with fellow Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez and past strikers Such as Romario and Maradona. Some pundits go as far to say Agüero is Tevez's heir apparent at City and is superior to Tevez. His manager at Manchester City, Roberto Mancini has Agüero compared to former Brazilian striker, Romario.

Agüero is characterized by agility, acceleration and strength, being described as "sharp and clever" by former Argentine player Ossie Ardiles. A view shared by the which is the who believes Lionel Messi, Agüero possesses "Immense power, strength and an incredible ¬ Work Ethic."

Agüero's nickname "Kun" which features on his shirt derives from his childhood and was first given to him by his grandparents.

Personal Life
Agüero is married to Giannina Maradona, the youngest daughter of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona. On 19 February 2009, Giannina gave birth to a son, Benjamín, in Madrid. It translates roughly to Kun Agüero in the Latin alphabet.



Atlético Madrid
     UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2007
     UEFA Europa League (1): 2009-10
     UEFA Super Cup (1): 2010
     Copa del Rey
      Runner-up (1): 2009-10

     FIFA U-20 World Cup (2): 2005, 2007
     Summer Olympics (1): 2008

     FIFA's Young Player of the Year (1): 2007
     FIFA U-20 World Cup top scorer (1): 2007
     FIFA U-20 World Cup Player of the Tournament (1): 2007
     La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year (1): 2008
     Don Balon Award (1): 2007-08
     Tuttosport Golden Boy (1): 2007.

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