“93:20”, that’s how the fact is known in club and English football history. After 93 minutes and 20 seconds, Agüero made it 3-2 against Queens Park Rangers.
This statue pays tribute to the Argentine who played for the English top club for 10 years, from 2011 to 2021. He scored a total of 260 goals for the Citizens, taking 15 trophies, including 5 Premier League times.
The statue is a piece by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott and consists of thousands of pieces of galvanized steel welded together.
It was placed on the eastern side of the stadium next to the statues of Vincent Kompany and David Silva, two other figureheads who wrote history for City with Agüero. The images will be lit up with a special blue light every night.
City paid tribute to Agüero in an accompanying video, Kompany, among others, contributed to it. “It will be difficult for him to comprehend the impact that moment had. It is an example of all the good he has done for the club.”
Aguero himself also spoke: “I am very grateful that the club has had this statue made for me. It makes me happy to see myself 10 years ago. It is a recognition of my career in Manchester. I helped to to make the club one of the most important in the world. This is something very special.”
The Argentinian moved to Barcelona last summer, where he said goodbye to football in December due to heart problems.