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Featured Image Credit: Premier League/Twitter: @_lewis_
A sensational compilation of some of Sergio Aguero’s greatest goals for Manchester City has resurfaced on social media following the striker’s emotional retirement from football.
Aguero, arguably the greatest finisher in Premier League history, called time on his playing career on Wednesday due to a heart condition.
In a tearful farewell at the Nou Camp, Aguero announced his retirement at the age of 33 after playing just five games for new club Barcelona.
Yer fellas bored so made a comp. Aguero ‘11-‘14. Best finisher the league has ever seen. pic.twitter.com/9mwCv3s0KI— lewis (@__Iewis__) March 31, 2020
Aguero had only recently joined the Catalan giants after a hugely successful 10-year spell at Manchester City.
Aguero scored an incredible 260 goals in 390 games for City – winning a host of honours at the Etihad, including five Premier League titles, six League Cup trophies and the FA Cup once.
The highlight of his career came in 2012 and he scored a dramatic late winner against QPR on the final day of the 2011-12 season to secure City their first Premier League title – forever writing his name into the club’s history books.
That moment ushered in a golden period for both City and Aguero, whose prolific form between 2011 and 2014 has been captured in compilation video by Twitter user @_lewis_.
“Yer fellas bored so made a comp. Aguero ‘11-‘14. Best finisher the league has ever seen,” he wrote.
King Kun.— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 15, 2021
Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to thank @aguerosergiokun for his incredible contribution to our success over the last decade and wish him well in his retirement 💙 pic.twitter.com/AgMWXZtPZ8
Aguero began his career with Independiente in Argentina before moving to Atletico Madrid in 2006.
He would go to score 102 goals in 234 games for the Spanish side before securing a £35m move to City in 2011.
A decade later he would leave the club with legendary status.
He is by far the all-time top scorer for the club with 260 goals and also has the best goals-per-minute ratio of any striker to have scored 20+ goals in the Premier League – beating the likes of Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry and Mohamed Salah.
Aguero has also scored the most hat-tricks in Premier League history with 12 – one more than his closest rival Shearer.
2,520 - Sergio Agüero could play another 2,520 minutes of Premier League action without scoring (the equivalent to 28 full games), and he would still have the best minutes per goal ratio of any Premier League player (20+ goals). Stupendous. pic.twitter.com/47TbHNeGnl— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2021
20+ - Sergio Agüero scored 20+ goals in six separate Premier League campaigns, with only @AlanShearer (7) bettering that total. Five of those seasons came consecutively between 2014-15 and 2018-19. Consistency. pic.twitter.com/tUOdRk4xme— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 15, 2021
Speaking at an emotional press conference on Wednesday, Aguero explained the reasons behind his retirement.
"It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have made I have taken for my health, that is the main reason, because of the problem that I had a month-and-a-half ago,” he said.
"I was in good hands of the medical staff who have done their best and have told me the best thing would be to stop playing.
"So I made that decision about a week ago and I want to tell everyone I did everything possible to have hope, but there wasn't very much."
A sad ending to what has been an incredible career.