The British press debate at this time, whether Agüero is the best foreign football player in Premier's history (which began to be played in 1992 with this format) and they compare him to Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona or Thierry Henry.
A survey published by Sky Sports TV about the best striker in Premier's history, indicates that Agüero shares second place with Henry behind Shearer. The former Blackburn and Newcastle have the best record of goals with 260, followed by Wayne Rooney (208) and Andrew Cole (187). Aguero (160) is the only active and can surpass this year Henry (175), fifth and four times top scorer of the tournament and Kun, only one. However, the Argentine was never awarded as the best player of the year and only once entered the Ideal Once of the season.
"I just tried to find out why Agüero had no more recognitions and I wonder if maybe it's not because he's a top scorer," says former midfielder Jamie Carragher, but Souness states that "he's not Henry, he can get a ball to about 30 feet away, doing wonderful things and putting it at an angle, it has less ball touches, but they're all in the danger zone, they're devastating touches. "
Agüero won three league titles with Manchester City – where his fans greet each of their moves with a "Ser-gi-ou, ser-gi-ou" – as CR7, and Henry, two, but Cantona won four and a fifth with Leeds from the old tournament of the old First division. In addition, of the Premier League footballers with more than 50 goals, Agüero has the best average, with one every 107.62 minutes, ahead of the Egyptian Mohammed Salah (109.56).
As Sky TV was lifted, the BBC London also wondered if the Kun It's the best in history. This year, he converted 17 goals in 23 LP games, 1 in 2 of the Capital One Cup, 2 in 3 of Champions and 2 in 1 of Community Shield (19 in 28 matches). In 2008 and 2011, he was selected among the 23 players to qualify for the FIFA Ballon d'Or. In a total of 715 games in his career, he scored 394 goals (although in 581 of these games he was starting and in the remainder, he came as a substitute).
With all these numbers loaded on his cheekbone in 30 years (measures 1.73 meters and weighs 77 pounds), Aguero goes through one of the best moments of his career in England, although in almost every research in his country, the answer is that he should not return to national selection, which may seem like a contradiction, or perhaps his green (or blue and white) kryptonite.
Agüero (06/02/1988) was born in Piñero Hospital, in Buenos Aires. His mother, Adriana, was 18 at the time. She was transferred from a hospital in Greater Buenos Aires because she did not have enough elements for a complicated birth. He is the second of the seven brothers. His father, Lionel Del Castillo, came to play in the San Martin de Tucumán reserve. As both parents were under 21, they could not write it down with their father's last name, so they used their mother's name. The two arrived from Tucumán a year earlier, already with their daughter Jessica. Lionel used to gain some weight playing for neighborhood teams, for his good technique. Two of his brothers are Gastón del Castillo and Mauricio Del Castillo.
The nickname Kun is a distortion of the Japanese cartoons "Kum Kum," which aired on the state TV channel in which a disobedient Stone Age child lived with his family and friends at the foot of a mountain called Kum Kum (the original name of The anime was Wanpaku Amukashi Kum Kum), and they loved the boy. At that time, Sergio was two years old and it was when his family moved from González Catán to Florencio Varela and his parents became friends with Chetti, who gave him this nickname.
Later, the Agüero moved to a small and simple house in Los Eucaliptus, on the border between Quilmes and Bernal Este.
His first steps in football were in the humble clubs Loma Alegre (Quilmes) and Los Primos (Berazategui) and at age 9 he arrived at Independiente, the club of his loves, where he was champion in Prenovena and in the ninth division. The juveniles of Red they were in charge of Mencho Agustín Balbuena and Néstor Rambert. Until then, his brothers Daiana, Gaby, Maira, Mauricio and Gastón were born, moved to Quilmes Oeste, when Kun He started having the first income for his talent.
Together with goalkeeper Emiliano Molina, one of his best friends since his early days, Kun he won Apertura 2002 and was second in the Novena Clausura and it was impossible to think that only a year later he could make his debut in the Primera Division the following year. Already represented by the international company IMG, which realized its technical conditions very early.
His debut came on the last date of the 2003 Clausura, against San Lorenzo. Your DT was Oscar Ruggeri. He entered the 24 minutes of the second half by Emanuel Rivas in a game without much importance, both teams with many substitutes, but there was something interesting: Agüero was only 15 years old, one month and three days old and therefore became the youngest debutante in the history of Argentine football.. The previous record was held by Maradona, who later became his father-in-law in 1976. The other important feature of this party is that it meant the momentary departure of Gabriel Milito, an idol of Independiente, who was starting for Spanish football.
"We went to see the Inferiors and no one was able to get it out, in the central back were the Chilean Olarra and Franco, and they could not stop him, I did not tell him anything tactical for him not to go crazy, I said" I want you to do what you do in training, face it and do not be afraid. "And the guachito banked, eh …", recalled the last days of Ruggeri.
However, after the game was not taken into account, neither by Osvaldo Sosa, the next coach, but everything changed when José Omar Pastoriza returned to the club. So he returned to play seven months after his debut against Peru's Cienciano for the 2004 Copa Libertadores. Exactly, at that time he was the youngest debutant in World Cup history, although that record was surpassed three years later.
The leaders of Independiente had to put him back on track when the first death spasms of stardom arose and he had as adventurous companion the striker Ismael. Chuco Sosa, another promise of the club that ended up emigrating to foreign soccer.
It took about a year to get the property, perhaps due to the continuous changes of DT in the Independent. After the Pastoriza Daniel Bertoni arrived and later, Pedro Monzón. His first goal was in the Apertura tournament of 2004 against Estudiantes (the team of La Plata won by 2 to 1) with a kick from outside the great area.. The ball went to the top left corner. He continued alternating and César Menottiwho started by saying that he had "Romario stuff" in his movements, he played the last three matches of the 2005 Clausura.
Its true explosion was with Julio César Falcioni, in season 2005-06. He came from being a young world champion in the Netherlands with Lionel Messi, and when he came back, he played 36 of the 38 games of the season, only lost two to the suspension, and scored 18 goals, though The memorable is what marked Racing in a classic, 9/11/2005, by deceiving Diego Crossa and hooking several times before taking the auction. That day he scored two and the Independiente won by 4×0. He was sent off before Tire for manipulating a rival (the only expulsion in Argentina), and left crying because he could not play a major match against River Plate. He had expectations of being called up for the 2006 World Cup Germany, but ultimately that did not happen (instead it was his teammate Oscar Ustari, of his same generation and team).
As the tournament ended, rumors of a possible transfer to Atletico Madrid have increased. He was reprimanded in Bahía Blanca against Olimpo and therefore received the fifth yellow card in a row that left him out of the classic with Boca in which he thought of saying goodbye to the public. He left crying again. On that day he scored a penalty goal and he was premonitory; "I think it was my last goal in the Independiente," because after the Boca game, there was only one date in Rosario against Central and it was said that he would be called to the Tournament of Hopes in Toulon. But that did not happen and he could play, but the Independiente fell 2-0 and failed to qualify for the continental cups. It was on May 14, 2006 and a few days later his pass to Atletico Madrid was made official by 90 percent of the pass in 20 million dollars, a record number for Argentine football and for Atlético until that moment. In Independiente he scored 23 goals in 56 games. With the money from the pass, Independiente managed to remodel its Libertadores de América stadium.
If your passing through the Independiente was meteoric, your experience in the youth teams was remarkable. He was the U-20 World Champion in 2005 and 2007 (this time he won the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball)and already with other national teams was Olympic champion in 2008 and finalist of the 2014 World Cup, Copa América 2015 and Copa Centenario 2016.
Before the U-20 World Cup in 2005, he met Messi. As it was not to look at the Internet, had not noticed that came from Barcelona. Physical trainer Gerardo Salorio had organized 40 days of preparation and the first morning Agüero was having lunch between Messi and Lautaro Formica, with Ezequiel Garay in front of them. They started talking about boots and Leo mentioned some who had left in the United States and Agüero looked at him strangely. He realized that he had never seen that boy in Argentine competitions. "What's your name?" and as Messi told him "Lionel," he said "just like me, almost." "Your surname?" "Messi", and when Kun He said "well," Garay asked him "What, you do not know who he is?" "and at that moment I said" ah, it was this guy "and after a while training I said" this one flies "and we hit the wave right away"remember if. They put them together in the living room. I set up the company Kun-Messi because they were the youngest of the group, they played the play station perfectly and I told myself that could build a future pair for Argentine football, "says Salorio.
"The first night we heard strange noises, it was four thirty in the morning, I was half asleep and the phone rang, I did not want the press calls, I wanted everything to happen to me." I picked up the phone and it was Kun: "I'm scared, it makes noise" and I: "I slept, swingers, nothing is wrong!" Of course I was a baby, I heard noises and I was afraid, "recalls Salorio.
"With Agüero we were loaded in all the games of the play, what lost, some rages … Since we really fought and had to say" let's play but not charge, "Messi told the program "Leo World". "One is introverted (Messi) and another, extroverted (Agüero) but in dialogue they are alike, they have a good complement, Leo waits to see what Kun does, he has fun, and Kun has fun to make him funny , because Leo went through the concentration looking for moments that gave him joy ", defines Salório.
They also did teenage things. "In Holland 2005, at the hotel below, there was a machine that sold everything: candy, chewing gum, french fries, but we were forbidden to look for anything and by the age of 21 each had to be in his room. we stayed until the deadline but one night the Kun He said "Let's buy the machine" and hide things under the Argentine shirts. It was 21 and 03 minutes and the elevator door opened and it was Salorio. O Kun I did not know how to protect things that did not fall. "Are they rich?" Salorio asked. "Yes" "Let's do one thing, finish them to taste, because it's ugly to take something and throw it away, but they are the last to eat, huh, give, enjoy," Messi reported.
One of the hardest things Agüero experienced as a youngster was when he learned during the U-20 World Cup in 2005 that Molina was killed in a traffic accident. Once again it was Salorio who called him to tell him, prepared to restrain him.
With the Argentine team he had already played Paraguay's 2004 South American Under-16, playing all 5 games until the semifinals (he was eliminated by Colombia) and scored 3 goals. At the 2005 World Cup in Holland, he was the youngest because he was in the next category. He started as a substitute and DT Francisco Ferraro began to give him more place in the final games. He entered four of the seven, always as a substitute, and did not score goals. Against Nigeria, in the final, one of two penalties was made to him.
Different was in Canada 2007 with Hugo Tocalli. He was more mature and was the captain of the team, played the 7 games as a starter and won the sixth crown for Argentina. He scored 6 goals, won all the awards and became the third player in history to win two U-20 World Cups. He was enshrined as Tuttosport's "Golden Boy" as the best European Under-21 player.
The following year he was Olympic champion with Sergio Batista, playing 5 of 6 games, although the most striking was in the semi against Brazil (3-0) in which he scored two goals and made a mistake that Riquelme was in charge of finishing in the other.
On the contrary, it occurs in the National Team, where it is very controversial, never finished standing, and had some injuries and events that postponed, such as arthroscopy shortly before Russia 2018, or a slight (and vomit) that marginalized him friendly against Nigeria in the interval in Krasnodar, in November 2017; He even said after 2016 that it might be better for the coach to call other players, but then changed his mind.
He also had a rib fracture when he hit a stand in a taxi in Holland when he was returning from a Maluma recital and was waiting for important matches against Peru at Bombonera and Ecuador to go to the World Cup in Russia, and was one month and half without playing. And in Brazil 2014, another tear. Salorio said he had "a very stressful year". Not only do we have to look at the physical aspect but also at the psychic aspect, and if the body is more tense, it is prone to contract much more and this makes the injuries more feasible. After Nigeria, in Porto Alegre, it seemed a nuisance in the left thigh.
Aguero had alternated in the national team since 2006, when he was called up by Alfio Basile for his debut against Brazil in London, Argentina lost 3-0 and he entered Carlos Tevez at Emirates Stadium. He was summoned to the World Cup in South Africa 2010 by who was then his father-in-law, Maradona, but he had little participation. At least he could make his debut against South Korea in the first round.
For 2011, Batista returned to him for the Copa America. He had to enter the La Plata debut for Lavezzi in the 70th minute, when Argentina lost 0-1 with Bolivia and scored the equalizer in the 6th minute and started as a starter in the decisive match against Costa Rica in Cordoba, 3-0. in which he scored 2 goals to get the pass to the quarterfinals. There, in Santa Fe, she was eliminated by Uruguay (1-1) on penalties, and Agüero was replaced by Tevez in the 80th minute.
He was the top scorer of the Argentine national team in Copa América 2011 and 2015 and in the 2018 World Cup, but the strange thing is that in 3 World Cups, he only played once in 90 minutes, against Iceland in Russia 2018 (1-1). Injury in Brazil 2014.
"When we are not here, they will miss us. I will always have the thorn of the World Cup in Brazil, I feel I am in debt. What is said about us bothers and hurts. You always want to perform better, but I can not do anything. I never went out to face someone because it is not my style. Still, not being in the best shape, I am in fourth place in the table of historical markers of the Selection. Millions of top players have passed and have not made it to the finals. Sometimes you do not know why, but the pressure is there, and we feel more than anything in the two finals of the Copa América, "Agüero said after losing the third consecutive final in 2016. But he added stubbornly," I know the new generations are coming, but if the DT calls me, I'll be there. "
An important Argentine midfielder came to the headline "Allá sí los hace", after one of his many top scorers in England, and as a complaint about the difference in performance between the Premier League and the national team, in which the six technical directors Em six years, he was placed as a classic striker, left end or behind the nine and did not have continuity in his usual position.
With Atlético Madrid, he won the UEFA Europa League and the European Super Cup in 2010, with Quique Sánchez Flores. It can be said that the passage for Atletico was very fruitful and cemented in future stardom in Europe. In the first season, he played, as a starter or substitute, all games (42) and scored 7 goals, but the team was in a mediocre situation and finished seventh in the League and eliminated in 16 of the Copa del Rey. of 2006, he had his goal "with the glove of God" before the Recreativo de Huelva, although nobody understands why Kun I wore gloves when the temperature was 20 degrees.
However, for the 2007/08 season, Aguero, who returned to Atletico Madrid was the one who had won the 2007 World Cup in Canada and his figure had grown. He helped qualify for the UEFA Cup and scored 6 goals in 9 games but was sent off for spitting an opponent against Englishman Bolton Wamderers for the 16th final. He was out of the rematch and the team was eliminated. In the league he scored 20 goals and was third on the scorecard and fourth, O Aleti He qualified for the Champions League after twelve years of absence.
"See Agüero is like visiting the Prado Museum", Anatolyi Byshovets of Russia's Lokomotiv was surprised by the Argentinian's match in a European Cup match. He then received the EFE trophy for the best Ibero-American of the season. But undoubtedly the game that most fans remember happened on March 1, 2008 at the Vicente Calderón against Barcelona, already in the time of Messi, when he lost 0-1 and two goals, an assist for Maxi Rodriguez and a penalty that they did to him and that Diego Forlan converted, they returned to score at the Camp Nou. The diary "The world"He came to qualify on that day as"a great football player, different, shameless, cool, indifferent to circumstances and rival, trembling in the gambeta, trembling in disappointment, trembling in the definition. Tremendo Aguero, the Kun, who rescued the team when he was dead and killed Barcelona. "The war cry in the Calderón was "Kun, Kun, Kun".
It was an Athletic that little by little returned by the way lost in the first years of the 21st century, after to have descended to the second. Now it was common to qualify for the European Cups and little by little, began to enter the Champions thanks to stars like him, Diego Forlan and Maxi Rodriguez.
In the 2009/10 season he could not pass the group stage of the Champions League and then came down to play another cup, the Europa League, which ended up winning by defeating Fulham in the final 2-1 with two goals from Forlán, and even time reached the final of the Copa del Rey, but fell to Sevilla 2-0. He also won the European Super Cup by beating Inter 2-0 and scored the second goal. In January 2011 he was one of the captains of the team, along with Forlán and on April 30, 2011, against Deportivo in Riazor, he converted his 98th goal that placed him among the top 10 scorers in the history of the club and finish this season he went to Manchester City for 45 million euros and signed a contract for 6 years to 9 million per year.
Two months earlier, Agüero had expressed on his website his desire to leave Atletico, which generated a lot of controversy with the fans, and some appeared in tents near the stadium Vicente Calderón so that the leadership did not sell it to Real Madrid (It was said that he went to Manchester City only for a two-year scale at the behest of President Enrique Cerezo to Florentino Perez so that there would be no direct deal, but that never happened.At Atlético scored 101 goals.
On August 15, 2011 he made his debut at Manchester City as a replacement for Dutchman Nigel De Jong for the first date of the 2011/12 Premier League. They made 59 minutes and won Swansea 1-0. Only 8 minutes have passed since their entry and Kun He had already scored his first goal and after a while, he helped David Silva to third. Before the end Agüero scored the fourth. His DT was Roberto Mancini. His start was spectacular, with 6 goals in 4 games and already on September 10 had scored his match against Wigan. The season could not end better. In a heart-stopping finale, Manchester City won the Premier League after 44 years, beating Queens Park Rangers with an Agüero (3-2) goal in an hour that delayed their rivals Manchester United Took another title.. This goal of Agüero was transformed into history and opened a stage of many achievements for the now opulent citizens' club run by US money. Shortly thereafter, Community Shield beat Chelsea at the start of the 2012/13 season.
With the arrival of Josep Guardiola, his place was threatened by some statements about the kind of thing he was looking for, but this was cleared up later. "Please stop asking about the Kun Agüero. I've spoken ten times about it, he's happy, I'm very happy.. We are happy. Ten times I answered. No more, please, "asked the Catalan press to the press.
As of November 1, 2017, he is the all-time best scorer of Manchester City, when he arrived in 178 in that shirt and finally went to Eric Brook. Won three Premier League, 2012, 2016 and 2018, and two League Cups (2016 and 2018). In the 2014/15 season he was the leading scorer in the Premier League with 26 and that year, with Chile's Manuel Pellegrini from DT, he reached the semi-final of the Champions League when he was eliminated by Real Madrid. TB won the Community Shield in 2018. On August 19, 2018, he scored his 144th goal and entered the Top-10 in the history of the Premier League.
He was married to Giannina, daughter of Diego Maradona, with whom he had a son, Benjamín (19/2/09 in Madrid). Between 2012 and 2017, he partnered with tropical singer "La Princesita" Karina, who said that what he achieved was "his charisma, one of the most important weapons when it comes to having a career." He loves cumbia and recorded songs with the group Los Leales, who has a song in his honor, and sang with Pablo Lescano, from Damas Free. He loves playing with the Xbox along with his childhood friend, Gustavo Galeron. She participated in the film "Torrente 4", Santiago Segura, in 2011, alongside celebrities like Belén Esteban, Kiko Rivera Pantoja, Kiko Matamoros, Ana Obregón and Eugenia Martinez de Irujo.
On his website he has a title that says "Give everything and fight to the end always has its reward", and with Gabriel Milito collaborated to build a state-of-the-art academy at the Villa Domínico estate, next to the southeast access.
Frank Lampard, now Derby County DT in the Premiership and former Manchester City team mate in the 2014/15 season, told how he was in practice: "He woke up just in time." He did not care, he was always very carefree and left five minutes late, the coaches used to tell him that he was fined and he said "okay, no problem". Wait for the weekend, I'll make a trio and we'll all be happy ", in an interview for Sky Sports.
Today, Agüero continues his march, and what appeared to be a "Romario pigeon" is about to beat Shearer's record, while still believes it is possible to win a title with the Argentine national team.
Aguero's hattrick against Chelsea, who gave him a record