kids encyclopedia robot

Sergio Agüero facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Sergio Agüero
Suisse vs Argentine - Sergio Agüero (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
Date of birth 2 June 1988 (1988-06-02) (age 32)
Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Manchester City
Number 10
Youth career
1997–2003 Independiente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Independiente 54 (23)
2006–2011 Atlético Madrid 175 (74)
2011– Manchester City
National team
2004 Argentina U17 5 (3)
2005–2007 Argentina U20 7 (6)
2008 Argentina Olympic 5 (2)
2006– Argentina 97 (41)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2020.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2019

Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo (born 2 June 1988) is an Argentine football player. He plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Argentina national team.

Club Career

Independiente

Aguero joined C.A. Independiente's youth system at age nine, and became the youngest player to debut at age 15 on 5 July 2003.

Atletico Madrid

Aguero joined Spanish club Atlético Madrid in May 2006, for a fee of around €20 million.

Manchester City

On 28 July 2011, Aguero signed a five-year contract with Manchester City for a reported fee of £38 million. At the time, he became the most expensive signing in City's history, breaking the previous record for Robinho of £32.5 million in 2008. He was given the number 16 shirt, and wears Kun Aguero on his back.

He made his debut for the team on 15 August 2011, scoring the last goal in a 4-0 victory against Swansea City A.F.C. He scored his first Premier League hat-trick on 10 September 2011 against Wigan Athletic F.C. In the final game of the season against Queens Park Rangers, Aguero scored a goal in the 94th minute. He scored City's third goal in a 3-2 victory, helping the team win their first Premier League title since 1968.

International Career

Aguero has played for Argentina's U17 team, U-20 team, Olympic team, and Senior team.

Aguero made his debut for the Senior team on 3 September 2006 at age 18.

He scored his first international hat trick on 7 June 2015 in a 2015 Copa América warm-up game against Bolivia. Argentina won 5-0.

On 16 June 2018, at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aguero scored his first ever World Cup goal against Iceland in a 1-1 draw.

Personal Life

Aguero was married to Diego Maradona's daughter, Giannina Maradona. They married in 2008, and had one son named Benjamin that was born in Madrid, Spain in February 2009. Aguero and Giannina separated in 2012. Diego Maradona later called Aguero a "wimp" on an Argentine radio station after their separation.

Aguero also has two half-brothers that play football, Gaston del Castillo and Mauricio del Castillo.

Club career statistics

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Argentina League Cup South America Total
2002/03 Independiente Primera División 1 0 - - 1 0
2003/04 5 0 - - 5 0
2004/05 12 5 - - 12 5
2005/06 36 18 - - 36 18
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
2006/07 Atlético Madrid La Liga 38 6 2 0 - 40 6
2007/08 37 20 4 2 7 5 48 27
2008/09 37 17 1 0 9 4 47 21
2009/10
Country Argentina 54 23 - - 54 23
Spain 112 43 7 2 16 9 135 54
Total 166 66 7 2 16 9 189 77

International career statistics


International

As of match played 18 November 2019
National team Year Apps Goals
Argentina 2006 2 0
2007 4 1
2008 9 4
2009 6 2
2010 5 2
2011 8 5
2012 7 2
2013 8 5
2014 10 1
2015 10 10
2016 11 1
2017 4 2
2018 5 3
2019 8 3
Total 97 41

Template:Argentina Squad 2018 World Cup


Images for kids

kids search engine
Sergio Agüero Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.