Sergio Aguero: The Lethal Striker

Following the announcement that Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero left Manchester City at the end of the last season, he made the Premier League famous. Backed by statistics showing his performance since joining the club is the best in Premier League history. Premier League club Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer, Agüero, is also the fourth all-time Premier League scorer and the competition’s top scorer from outside England, with 184 goals which is the highest number of Premier League goals scored by a player for any single club.


Sergio Aguero is one of only five players to score five goals in a Premier League match – he did so in a 66-minute game against Newcastle United in October 2015 and ousted Wayne Rooney from the top spot with more Premier League goals. Manchester City’s Sergio Agüeros has been deadly in front of a goal every season, leaving Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Robin van Persie in the shadows, and when the Argentine scored his second goal in a 6-0 win at the Etihad Stadium, he overtook Thierry Henry. Sergio Aguero triumphed over City manager Pep Guardiola, who was initially concerned about the strikers’ ability to adapt to his style of play. Just three goals behind Andy Cole, Sergio Aguero, would likely have overtaken the former Newcastle and Manchester United striker had his final season not been marred by injury.


In the 94th minute, Aguero took the ball from Mario Balotelli into the box. A powerful shot into the corner of the goal gave Premier League club Manchester City their first title win since 1968 English top-flight champions. Aguero scored his 150th Premier League goal in a 6-1 home win over Southampton in his 217th League appearance; only Alan Shearer has achieved the same amount of goals in fewer games. Aguero became the ninth player in history to reach the milestone. He is also the third player to succeed after Henry and Rooney. Aguero, who made his League Cup debut in the quarter-final against Arsenal at the Emirates, scored the game’s only goal in the 83rd minute from A. Johnson’s pass and won 6 league cups.


With five goals against Newcastle United, his manager confirmed his belief that Aguero is second only to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of the best players. When Argentina finally won the Copa America last year, ending Argentina’s 28-year wait for international success, Sergio Aguero was a player who played just 1 minute in the direct knockout stage and finished in the semi-finals. And one of the players who came off the bench in the final.


Reflecting on the 2020/21 season, when Manchester City won the Premier League title and reached their first club Champions League final, Haaldoun Al Mubarak made special mention of former striker Sergio Aguero.