Sergio Aguero Retires from Football Following Heart Diagnosis

It has been confirmed that Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero retires from football following the diagnosis of a heart condition.

Sergio Aguero Retires Due to Medical Complications

Heart Condition

Sergio Aguero has been diagnosed with a heart condition leading to a permanent retirement from the game that he has blessed for so long. The Manchester City legend’s highly successful career comes to an end after only one month of football at his new club FC Barcelona. Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer on July 1, 2021 but spent most of his time in the stands with a calf injury and finally a  career-ending heart condition. He managed to play a mere 150 minutes in La Liga and a 15 minute cameo in the Champions League. He featured on the scoresheet just once, a late goal versus Real Madrid in the El Clásico.

Injury Woes in Last Stages of Career

Sergio Aguero missed numerous games in his last 2 seasons at Manchester City and in 2019/20 he missed a total of 31 games. He experienced serious muscle strains, a hamstring injury and a grave knee injury that alone kept him out for 115 days. Despite missing games, training sessions and disrupting the momentum of his career, he never quite lost his form. Aguero managed 16 goals and 4 assists in only 18 starts in the 2019/20 season in the Premier League. In other competitions including the Champions League and FA Cup he scored 7 goals in 8 appearances.  In 2020/21, Aguero netted 7 goals in 8 starts in all competitions.


Sergio Aguero retires from football as one of the greatest forwards of his generation. His iconic title winning goal in 2012 remains one of the most iconic in the Premier League era. In his ten seasons at Manchester City he managed a whopping 260 goals and 95 assists in 392 games. He sits at fourth in the all-time top scoring chart of the Premier League. Aguero overtook the legendary Thierry Henry as the highest scoring foreign player in the Premier League. He holds the record of the highest number of  hattricks in the Premier League with 12 and also has the best average in Premier League history with a goal every 108 minutes. He has five Premier League titles, One FA Cup, Six League Cup and 3 English Super Cup titles. As he hangs up his boots, he leaves a legacy matched by only a handful.

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