Former Manchester City’s iconic striker, Kun Aguero has been forced to end his football career due to heart disease.
Biography reports that Kun Aguero who left Premier League champions Manchester City for Barcelona career has been cut short by a heart disease described as cardiac arrhythmia.
On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, Aguero announced that he would be retiring from football as medical doctors had told him that he could not continue football due to the disease.
After falling on the pitch a month and a half ago, Aguero was forced off the field a month and a half ago when he fell on the football pitch a few minutes before the end of Barcelona’s first half match against Alaves.
A difficult moment for Aguero
Following weeks of treatment, the exceptional striker made the bold decision with painful tears to announce his retirement from football, admitting to facing a difficult moment.
“This press conference is to communicate that I’ve decided to stop playing soccer. It’s a very hard moment, but I’m at peace with the decision I made,” Aguero spoke with tears in front of his well-wishers.
“It’s a decision that I made to preserve my health. It’s what the doctors said to me that it would be better to stop playing. I made the decision around 10 days ago.
“I want to tell everyone that I did everything possible to have some hope, but there wasn’t much.”
The Argentine striker who achieved so much in the Premier League playing for Manchester City tagged his career a dream come true and proud to have played in Europe.
“I am very proud of the career I’ve had. I had dreamt of playing football ever since I was 5 years old when I first touched the ball. My dream was of playing in Europe.”
After spending ten years in the Premier League, Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer at the beginning of this season. His return to the Nou Camp was his second spell in La Liga, having played for Atletico Madrid in his early career.
After just four appearances for the Blaugrana, Aguero scored only one goal before bitterly ending his career in professional football. The iconic striker will always be remembered for his outstanding achievement in football.
Fans’ supports to an iconic striker
In announcing his retirement, Kun Aguero received heart-warming messages from football fans who cheered him up.
He also had a lot of support from notable people who witnessed his announcement, including his former manager Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain and other delegates from the Argentina national team.
Sergio Aguero was showered with many love messages from football fans wishing him a happy retirement
Sergio Aguero’s remarkable achievements you never knew
Sergio Aguero is one of the great strikers that will always be remembered in football due to his extraordinary achievements. The Argentina-born striker had many impressive moments playing for different top clubs in Europe.
At 18 years old, Kun Aguero joined Atlético Madrid from his parent club Independiente in Argentina. Playing for Atlético, Aguero won UEFA Europa League in 2009 and UEFA Super Cup in 2010.
In 2011, Aguero signed for Manchester City in the club’s bid to reshape City into a competitive club. With Aguero, Manchester City became one of the strongest clubs in Europe.
He became Manchester City’s all-time highest goalscorer with 260 goals in 390 appearances in all competition. He also became the Premier League’s fourth all-time highest goalscorer with 184 goals.
Kun Aguero celebrating his dying minutes’ title-winning goal in 2011
With Aguero, Manchester City won many trophies, including his last-minute winning goal against QPR that earned Manchester City the 2011 Premier League title.
The dying minutes’ stunner, which Aguero described as the most crucial goal of his life, will always be one to remember by Aguero and City fans.
“That goal for me is the most important of my life. All the time, I watch that game and my family too, and my son. I think that goal will be in my head all the time,” Aguero told Sky Sports in an interview.
Aguero won five Premier League titles, six EFL Cup, one FA Cup and three FA Community Shield Cups at Manchester City, achievements he will hold on to retiring as a footballer.