The iconic moment Sergio Aguero fired in the winning goal that handed City their first ever premier league title in 2012. (Photo credit: M...
|The iconic moment Sergio Aguero fired in the winning goal that handed City their first ever premier league title in 2012. (Photo credit: Manchester City)|
Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from football at the age of 33 due to failing heart conditions.
The former Manchester City goal poacher was stretchered off in Barcelona’s draw against Alaves sometime in October and he hasn’t featured since with medical reports suggesting heart problem that would later end his playing career.
The Argentine would be remembered famously for the sensational stoppage time goal that handed Manchester City a goal against Queens Park Rangers to land the club their first premier league title in 2012 at the expense of their City rivals.
An emotional Aguero said: "This conference is to announce I have decided to stop playing professional football. It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have taken for my health; the problem I had a month and a half ago.
"I have been in good hands with the medical staff. I made the decision 10 days ago after doing everything possible to have some hope of playing on. I am very proud for my career. I always dreamed of a professional career since the first time I touched a ball at five.
"I want to thank Atletico Madrid who took a chance on me when I was 18 and Manchester City, everyone knows who I feel about City and how well they treated me there."
The announcement had in attendance Barcelona president Juan Laporta and City manager Pep Guardiola with City taking to Twitter to appreciate one of their best ever players of all time.