Aguero Quits Football Over Heart Condition
The Argentine striker has been forced to retire from football after doctors deemed it risky for him to play again.
Sergio Kün Aguero has confirmed that he is quitting football after enduring a cardiac arrhythmia during a Barcelona match on October 30.
The Argentine played for Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona. He racked up a total of 666 club matches, scoring 379 goals and providing 146 assists.
For Argentina, the 33 year old made 101 appearances scoring 41 goals and providing 19 assists.
Aguero made his retirement announcement in an emotional state at a press conference at the Camp Nou on Wednesday December 15, 2021.
“This announcement is to let you know that I have decided to stop playing professional football. It is a very hard decision, the Copa America winner said.
“First of all, it’s my health; you know the problem I had a month and a bit ago. I was in good hands with the doctors, they told me that the best thing to do was to stop playing and I took this decision a week or 10 days ago.
“I did everything I could to see if there was any hope, but there was not much hope. I am proud and happy for how my career went.
“Since I was five years old I have dreamed of playing football, of being in the [Argentine] First Division, I never thought of going to Europe.
“I want to thank Independiente, Atletico Madrid, who placed their faith in me when I was 18 years old, the people at City, who know how I feel, I have left the best.
“To Barcelona, it has been incredible, I knew I was coming to one of the best clubs in the world, but things happen for a reason. And to the national team, which is what I love the most.’’
Aguero did not make his Barcelona debut until October 17 as a result of an injury. From that point on, he was able to make five appearances for Barcelona before suffering a heart problem in a league match against Alaves.
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