Sergio Leonel Aguero del Castillo, or simply Sergio Kun Aguero, is a professional footballer from Argentina who plays as a striker for Manchester City. Aguero was born on June 2nd, 1988 in Buenos Aires and he is one of the best strikers in the world and one of the best players in the history of the Premier League. His nickname Kun, which he wears on his jersey, is based on the cartoon character Kum-Kum.
Aguero began his career Independiente youth academy. He made his debut for the senior team in 2003, at which he was only 15 years and 35 days old. Thanks to this, Aguero became the youngest-ever player in the top-flight of Argentinian football, replacing Diego Maradona on the top of the list. After spending three years with the Independiente first team, Aguero moved to Atletico Madrid in 2006.
The Argentinian spent 5 years in Spain and established himself as one of the best young strikers in Europe. Although he failed to win any domestic silverware with Atletico, he did win UEFA Europa League in 2010.
In 2011, Aguero was sold to Manchester City as one of the first big transfer targets of the club since the major takeover in 2008. The striker is still playing for the club and he became one of the biggest legends in City’s history. During his time at Etihad Stadium, Aguero won four Premier League titles and one FA Cup. He is also one of the best scorers in the history of EPL – Kun is currently in fourth place with 180 goals but he could move up the list even further since the top three scorers are all retired.
Aguero also represented Argentina on youth and senior level. He won two U-20 World Cups in 2005 and 2007, as well as gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He made his debut for the senior team in 2006 and reached two Copa America finals and one World Cup final with Argentina.
On an individual level, Aguero has many awards and recognitions. This includes the Golden Boy award in 2007, Premier League Golden Boot in 2015 and being named to the PFA Team of the Year on two occasions.
Sergio Aguero Transfers and Rumours
- 2006: Independiente to Atletico Madrid – £18 million
- 2011: Atletico Madrid to Manchester City – £36 million
After proving himself as one of the most talented South American strikers in the Argentinian league, the next logical step was to move to Europe. After some transfer rumours and gossip, Independiente sold Aguero to Atletico Madrid for a fee of around £18 million, which broke the club’s transfer record at the time.
He played for Atletico for five successful years and his transfer odds were getting stronger with each passing year. Football whispers and rumours about his next destination grew since there were many interested clubs, including Barcelona, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Finally, Aguero made transfer news once again in 2011 when he moved to Manchester City for a fee of £36 million. The Argentinian striker is still at the club and he may retire at the club, unless he decides to finish his career in Argentina.