Sergio Aguero Biography
Sergio Aguero is a professional Argentine footballer who currently plays for Manchester City and the Argentine national team.
Name: Sergio Leonel Agüero
Nick Name: Kun
Agent: Eleven Talent Group
Position: Forward – Centre-Forward
Sergio Aguero Age
Date of birth (Age): 2 June 1988
Place of birth/City: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5’8″ (173 cm)
Sergio Aguero Family
Father: Leonel Del Castillo
Mother: Adriana Agüero
Spouse/Ex-: Iannina Maradona (M. 2008–2013)
Children: Benjamín Agüero Maradona
Sergio Aguero Net Worth
Salary: £230,000 weekly
Childhood & Early LIfe
Sergio Kun Agüero (June 2, 1988) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he is the second born-child of his parents. His father (Leonel Del Castillo) was a taxi driver and his mother Adriana Agüero was a homemaker. Sergio was raised in a huge family, with six siblings. But Sergio Aguero’s parents were teenagers when they conceived him and were financially weak too. Due to difficulties the family moved to Florencio Varela when Sergio was 2 years old. .
Sergio’s father played football in his youth, but was not very keen on building a career in the game. However, his passion for the game remained intact and influenced Sergio. Soon, Leonel took charge of training his son, as he could not afford to enroll his son into a football academy, owing to financial hardships. Luckily, the football infrastructure in Argentina was very strong and so was the ‘Independiente,’ a youth system that promoted young talent in the game. Sergio played with their junior division, till he was finally allowed to debut in a match against ‘Club Atlético’ in 2003.
Agüero was married to Gianinna Maradona, the youngest daughter of Argentine footballer Diego Maradona. On 19 February 2009, Benjamín was born, in Madrid. Diego Maradona was there for the birth of his first grandson, while Agüero, then 20, missed Atlético’s training session earlier in the day. Atlético offered their congratulations in a statement on their official website. Agüero and Gianinna separated in 2012 after four years together.
Sergio Agüero’s nickname “Kun” was derived dates back in his childhood. It was first given to him by his grandparents, due to a resemblance to the character “Kum-Kum” from the anime Wanpaku Omukashi Kumu Kumu which was Agüero’s favourite television programme as a child. He stated, “I have grown to appreciate it because it’s unique. It’s not every day an athlete is nicknamed after a cartoon character!” Agüero has a tattoo on the inside of his right arm inscribed in Tengwar a form of writing invented by J. R. R. Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings that transliterates roughly to Kun Agüero in the Latin script. He also has a tattoo on his left arm of his son’s name and date of birth. Agüero holds Spanish nationality, after being granted citizenship in 2010 whilst playing for Atlético Madrid.
When Sergio Aguero was 15 years, he made his division debut on the field as the youngest player to. His father-in-law and football legend Diego Maradona was the one holding the record. However, Sergio also became the youngest Argentine to play in the ‘Copa Libertadores,’ in 2004. His performance in the tournament earned him a spot in the national ‘Under-20’ team, which competed in the 2005 ‘FIFA Under-20 World Cup,’ which was eventually won by Argentina.
Sergio’s performance bettered in 2005–2006 season and he ended up scoring 18 goals in the 36 league matches. Sergio confirmed the news about various European clubs trying to acquire him. Not so long, he announced that it was his last season with the local Argentine club. ‘Atlético Madrid’ seemed to be the top contender in the race to acquire Sergio, and the transfer was confirmed in May.
‘Atlético Madrid’ officially acquired Sergio In May 2006. Sergio faced controversy for using his hand while scoring a goal in October 2006. His debut season for ‘Atlético Madrid’ was a mixed bag, as Sergio managed to score only seven goals in all the games that he played for them. In the 2007–2009 season of ‘La Liga’, he became a star of the team by scoring 19 goals during the league, thereby becoming the third-highest goal-scorer. In March 2008, he was named the ‘Man of the Match’ in a match against Barcelona. His performances against stronger teams helped ‘Atlético Madrid’ with the fourth spot in the final tally. This meant that they had qualified for the ‘UEFA Champions League’ for the first time in ten years.
The 2008–2009 season was another success story for Sergio, he became one of the top ten contenders for the ‘Pichichi Trophy.’ He also played a role in leading his team to qualify for yet another ‘Champions League.’ In the next season, he helped his team in reaching the finals of the ‘UEFA Europa League’ and the ‘Copa del Rey.’ In 2010, ‘Atlético Madrid’ won the ‘UEFA Super Cup’ by defeating the favorites, ‘Internazionale.’ The club soon announced about the extension of their contract with Sergio for another 4 years and also made Sergio the vice-captain of the team, rewarding him for his essential role in the club’s amazing performances across various tournaments.
The 2010–2011 season was immensely fruitful for ‘Atlético Madrid,’ as Sergio was in his career-best form. He scored 20 league goals, and between March and May 2011, he scored back-to-back goals in seven consecutive games. In May 2011, Sergio hit his career’s first hat-trick, in a match against ‘Mallorca.’
In July 2011, the ‘Premier League’ club ‘Manchester City’ confirmed that Sergio had been acquired from ‘Atlético Madrid.’ He made his debut for ‘Manchester’ in a ‘Premier League’ match against ‘Swansea City.’ His team won the match. Although his first season was plagued with injuries, he kept making appearances on the field from time to time. Sergio debuted in the ‘League Cup’ against ‘Arsenal’ and scored a goal, which was the only goal scored during the match. In the 2011–2012 ‘UEFA Europa League,’ he helped his team reach the top 16. On May 2012, he was named the ‘Manchester City Player of the Year.’
And again, after another successful 2012–2013 season, it was reported that ‘Real Madrid’ had been eyeing Sergio for a long time. In November 2013, ‘Manchester City’ reached the knockout stage of the ‘Champions League’ for the first time. In 2014, Sergio helped his team win the 2014 ‘Football League Cup.’ In August 2014, he signed another contract with ‘Manchester City,’ which meant he would be retained till 2019. In December 2014, he was named the ‘Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year.’ He was named the ‘Premier League Player of the Month’ for November 2014. By the end of the 2014–2015 season, he had scored 26 goals in the ‘Premier League’ and had won the ‘Premier League Golden Boot’ award.
The 2015–16 ‘Premier League’ was another success story for Sergio, as he scored 24 goals and achieved the best minute-to-goal ratio. He was named the ‘Player of the Month’ for January 2018. Sergio has been part of many youth squads representing Argentina in international games. He has represented his team in the 2010 ‘FIFA World Cup’ and in the 2011 ‘Copa América.’ He has also been an integral part of Argentina’s squad for the 2014 ‘FIFA World Cup.’ Unfortunately, his team lost in the finals of the ‘World Cup.’ He also represented his team in the 2015 ‘Copa America,’ where Argentina lost in the finals again.
Sergio Aguero Achievements
UEFA Europa League: 2009–10
UEFA Super Cup: 2010
Premier League: 2011–12, 2013–14, 2017–18
Football League/EFL Cup: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19
FA Community Shield: 2012, 2018
Olympic Gold Medal: 2008
FIFA U-20 World Cup: 2005, 2007
Argentina National Team
FIFA World Cup runner-up: 2014
Copa América runner-up: 2015, 2016
Premier League Golden Boot: 2014–15
PFA Team of the Year: 2017–18 Premier League
South American Team of the Year: 2005
FIFA Young Player of the Year: 2007
FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Shoe: 2007
FIFA U-20 World Cup Golden Ball: 2007
La Liga Ibero-American Player of the Year: 2008
Don Balón Award: 2007–08
Tuttosport Golden Boy: 2007
World Soccer Young Player of the Year: 2009
Manchester City Player of the Year: 2011–12, 2014–15
Manchester City Goal of the Season: 2011–12
Premier League Player of the Month: October 2013, November 2014, January 2016, April 2016, January 2018, February 2019
FIFPro World XI 3rd team: 2013, 2015, 2016
FIFPro World XI 4th team: 2014
Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year: 2014