A tribute to Sergio Aguero: One of Premier League’s legends
Manchester City have announced star forward Sergio Aguero will leave Man City in summer after his contract expires. The Forward joined Manchester City in the summer of 2011, making an immediate impact by scoring twice and creating an assist on his thirty-minute cameo debut in a 4-0 home win over Swansea City. The impressive start was an indication of what was to follow. In the following decade Aguero broke several records, we look at the records which Aguero created during his time with the Citizens.
Manchester City’s record goal scorer:
Aguero has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for Manchester City overtaking Eric Brook’s 78-year record of 180 goals in 2017. In fact, Aguero has scored 80 goals more than the next best Man City player highlighting his brilliance. With Man City still fighting for the quadruple Aguero has a chance to extend his record.
Most goals by a foreigner in the Premier League:
Sergio Aguero has scored 181 goals in the English Premier League which is the highest by a foreign player in Premier League. Overall, only 3 players have scored more goals in Premier League history highlighting his lasting legacy.
Best Minutes per goal by a player:
Not only has Sergio Aguero scored goals consistently, but the Argentine has also scored at a rate quicker than anyone in Premier League history. The diminutive forward has a minutes per goal ratio of 108, best by a player in Premier League history with more than 50 goals scored, highlighting his lethal finishing.
Despite being troubled by niggling injuries during his time at Manchester City, Sergio Aguero has managed to score 20+ goals in a Premier League season on six separate occasions, with only the competition’s all-time top scorer Alan Shearer doing so in more (7), having played around double Premier League seasons than the Argentine forward.
Most Hat Tricks in the Premier League
Sergio Aguero has scored 12 hat-tricks in the Premier League which is the most by a player in Premier League history, which is a remarkable feat considering the greats which have graced the English Premier League for a considerably longer duration than Aguero.
Additionally, Aguero has also scored 9 goals in Manchester Derby; only 3 players have scored more in Manchester Derby. However, Aguero will always be etched in the blue half of Manchester for winning modern Manchester City’s first Premier League title by scoring the last-minute winner against QPR.