When Sergio Aguero broke a Diego Maradona record on his professional debut

Sergio Aguero is one of the greatest players of our generation, and his success was foreshadowed right from the start of his career. The Argentinian made history in his first match by taking a record from Diego Maradona.

The 33-year-old has had an incredible career. His agility, rapid speed and innate ability to place himself in the perfect position all contributed to his fantastic goalscoring ability.

However, the striker seemingly may have no choice but to stop playing football.

According to Sky Sports, Aguero will announce his retirement at a press conference in Barcelona on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old was diagnosed with arrhythmia last month. He had experienced breathing issues and chest discomfort while playing at the Nou Camp against Alaves.

Aguero can still proudly look back on a career that most football players could only dream of despite his apparent early retirement.

Let’s take a look at some of his best achievements.

Remembering an incredible career

During his time at Manchester City, Aguero became a legend at the Etihad. His outstanding performances contributed to his former club winning the Premier League five times. Furthermore, his stunning goal tally made him the fourth-highest scorer in the division’s history.

He also won an FA Cup and six Carabao Cups. However, his most incredible moment came in the dying seconds of one of the most crucial games The Citizens have ever had.

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The last day of the 2011/12 season had more twists and turns than most campaigns combined. Manchester United had the league title within their grasp after a 1-0 win against Sunderland.

It looked like City had let their first Premier League title slip out of their hands. They were 2-1 down against QPR, with only a few minutes of stoppage time left to play. Roberto Mancini’s side needed to win to secure their first top division championship in 44 years.

Then suddenly, Edin Dzeko levelled the score and gave the home fans a massive burst of energy. City began to press, desperately searching for the big goal. Then it comes.

“Agueeeeroooooooo”, screams Martin Tyler down the Sky commentary microphone. “I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever again.”

Aguero had done it. He had created history. After receiving the ball inside the penalty area from Mario Balotelli, he hammered it beyond a helpless Paddy Kenny.

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International success

Sergio Aguero scored 41 goals in 101 matches during his impressive tenure as one of the key players in the Argentina side.

He represented them at three separate World Cups and enhanced his already remarkable legacy by helping them win the Copa America earlier this year.

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The 33-year-old’s success was never in doubt. His incredible talent was evident at Atletico Madrid. Meanwhile, his early promise was on full display even sooner than that.

How Diego Maradona had his record broken by Sergio Aguero

At just 15 years of age, Aguero burst onto the scene at Independiente in 2003. He made his professional debut 10 months earlier than the age of countryman Diego Maradona when he made his first-team bow.

This made him the youngest player to make a first-team appearance in Argentinian league history. Nobody would have known what the young man would go on to achieve. This moment, however, was the catalyst for an incredible career.

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The pair are still linked today. Aguero married and fathered a child with the youngest daughter of the footballing legend.

Aguero may potentially never set foot on a football field again, but fans all over the globe will never forget what an incredible player he was.

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