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Agüero, moved by his goodbye: «It is a very hard moment»

Agüero, along with Laporta in the announcement of his withdrawal. / albert gea / reuters

The Argentine announced his retirement due to a heart ailment in a ceremony held at the Camp Nou, in which he was accompanied by family and teammates, as well as Joan Laporta and representatives of the different clubs he has passed through throughout his career.

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Sergio Agüero put an end to his career this Wednesday. He did it in an act full of emotion, in which the Argentine said goodbye through tears, surrounded by his family and colleagues, as well as Joan Laporta and representatives of the clubs for what has happened throughout his successful career.

«I am very proud of my career. I always dreamed of playing soccer, of playing in the First Division in Argentina, but I never dreamed of reaching Europe. Very grateful to the place where I was trained, Independiente, then at Atlético, at City, where they know how I feel about that club, and now Barça. I already knew that I was coming to one of the best teams in the world but things happen for a reason. Since I arrived they treated me very well “, recalled the Boanerense player, sentimentally broken by a very tough decision, to which he has been led by heart problems that were detected after suffering an arrhythmia in the duel between Barça and Alavés.

It took a lot for the former player to begin to explain the reasons for his premature goodbye to football and his tears were answered by the applause of those present. «This appearance is to inform you that I have decided to stop playing football. It is a very hard time but I am happy to make this decision because health comes first, “he said then, as if trying to shake off the great slab that weighed him down in recent weeks, when this outcome has been forged in his head .

At the age of 33, he can already boast of a full professional career, which after a very early start and over almost two decades has allowed him to shine with the shirts of some of the great clubs of today’s football. However, the unexpectedness of the decision when facing what was perhaps the last great adventure on the pitch, helps to understand how complicated the last few weeks have been for a footballer who still had sane for a few more seasons.

Record of earliness

Born into a humble family of seven siblings, Agüero started at Independiente de Avellaneda, the most awarded club in the Copa Libertadores de América with its seven trophies. He was then 15 years old and his debut was a record, since he set a new record as the youngest player to make his debut in the Argentine First Division, beating a certain Diego Armando Maradona.

In Argentine football he quickly broke down the door, earning the jump to Europe in 2006, at just 18 years old, when he signed for Atlético. Idol of the mattress fans in a stage in which the rojiblancos were beginning to recover after a black stage of the entity, his departure from the club, finally to Manchester City although surrounded by speculation about a possible signing for Real Madrid, converted him for a long time Time in the spotlight of the ire of the athletic fans.

Already in the ‘sky blue part of Manchester he would become an icon of the club, of which he is its top scorer after a decade seasoned by five English Premier League titles and up to fifteen in total. Only the Champions League and the World Cup have resisted him, although last summer he was able to retaliate with the Argentine team together with his friend Messi, with a Copa América title that ended a 28-year drought in the Albiceleste.

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