Manchester City and Atletico Madrid legend Sergio Aguero announced his retirement today at 33-years-old due to a heart condition. The Argentinian spent 10 years at the Etihad and in that time was the focal point of the City attack as the club went from a pillar of mediocrity to one of Europe's elite. He is one of the greatest goalscorers the Premier League has ever scene and will go down as an all-time great. He racked up a heap of records throughout his career, so here are just some of the most impressive ones.
184- Most goals scored by an overseas player in PL history
Since its first season in 1992, the Premier League has graced some of the best players from all across the globe. From Thierry Henry to Mohammed Salah, there's been some fantastic goalscorers that have played in the Premier League. However, one player has scored more than all of them and that's Sergio Aguero.
Aguero netted 184 goals in just 275 matches, making him the highest-scoring overseas player in the history of the Premier League. He's even fourth on the all-time scorers list behind Andy Cole, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer. That tally also gives Aguero the record for most goals at a single club ahead of Rooney's 183 for United.
12- Most hat-tricks in PL history
They say the hardest thing to do in football is score a goal, so to score three in one game is a very special feat for anyone. But to get 12 at the highest level is a colossal task. Sergio Aguero managed to net 12 hat-tricks during his 10 seasons in England, the most of any player in Premier League history. The only current player remotely close to his record is Harry Kane with seven so it looks like he'll keep that record for another while yet.
Sergio Aguero has scored as many PL hat-tricks as Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, Dennis Bergkamp, Daniel Sturridge, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gianluca Vialli, Louis Saha, Gareth Bale, Diego Costa, Samuel Eto'o, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Olivier Giroud combined
— Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) December 15, 2021
7 goals in 11 starts- Aguero's record against United
Aguero was always a man for the big occasion. Everyone remembers his last-gasp goals against QPR that gave City their historic first Premier League title but it wasn't just in that game where Aguero broke Manchester United's hearts. He was immense when it came to the Manchester derbies. In just 11 starts against the Red Devils in the league he scored 7 goals making him the highest scoring City player in the derby during the Premier League era and only two off Wayne Rooney for the all-time record.
His most memorable goal against United has to be this solo effort he scored in Old Trafford back in 2013.
#OnThisDay in 2013: Man City beat Man United at Old Trafford thanks to this goal from Sergio Aguero.
If you ever wanted to watch a goal that epitomises Aguero's brilliance this is it.
Top quality. ✨
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— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) April 8, 2021
5 goals in 20 minutes
So we've already established that Sergio Aguero is one of the best goalscorers of all time. The best example of the goal-scoring prowess has to be from 2015. After going 1-0 down to a Newcastle side that would eventually get relegated, Aguero inspired City to a comeback and they smashed the Magpies 6-1 with Aguero scoring 5 in just 20 minutes.
108 mins/goal- best ratio in PL history
Along with being a prolific goalscorer, Aguero is the most efficient goalscorer as well. In his latter years at the Etihad Aguero picked up some major injuries and would miss huge chunks of the season. However when he played he scored as shown by his minutes per goal ratio. On average, Aguero scored a goal every 108 minutes he played, or a goal every other game. He comfortably has the best ratio out of any player with 20+ goals.
🚨⚽️ | STAT: Sergio Aguero retires from football with the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League history - scoring every 108 minutes
— Football For All (@FootballlForAll) December 15, 2021
15 years and 35 days- Youngest player ever to play in the Argentine top flight
Sergio Aguero was a phenom from a young age. Born in Buenos Aires, he joined the youth ranks of Independiente at 9 and just six years later at the age 15 and 35 days Aguero made his debut for Independiente as a second-half substitute against San Lorenzo. He would go on to score 23 goals in just 54 league matches before moving to Atletico Madrid for a club record €20 million.