Sergio Aguero retired from football, due to a heart condition at the age of 33.
Aguero, who spent 10 years at Manchester City, where he was the club’s record goalscorer, said that “I feel OK right now” but that he knew “it was difficult” when he was first told of the heart condition.
Aguero, who burst onto the scene as a teenager in Argentina with Independiente before signing with Atletico Madrid, is one of the most successful strikers of his generation, with a trophy haul that includes five Premier League titles, the Europa League, and one Copa America title.
Aguero is also Argentina’s all-time record goalscorer, with 41 goals in 101 appearances.
“The most difficult thing was telling my family,” Aguero said in a statement. “My mum started to cry. I told them everything was going to be fine and that the condition is curable.”
“I always said I wanted to quit football at a high level and I think I have done that.”
When Sergio Aguero announced his retirement from football, it came as no surprise, given his heart condition.
City also announced Aguero’s retirement on Twitter, saying, “King Kun. Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to thank Sergio Aguero for his incredible contribution over the last decade and to wish him well in retirement.
The game will certainly be poorer without Sergio Aguero, but we’ll always have the memories.
Atletico sent a message to Sergio Aguero on social media, writing, “Thanks for the memories, Sergio. We wish you all the best. It was an honor to enjoy your football in red and white. Good luck.”