Sergio Aguero Retires From Football Due To His Heart Condition, Here’s How Footballers Reacted


Argentina and FC Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero has announced retirement from football due to his related heart condition. The Argentine is mainly known for his world-class performances as a Manchester City striker. He played a pivotal role in Manchester City’s first-ever Premier League win. He also won a Copa America with Argentina in 2021.

Later on, he went on to win five league titles for Manchester City. He is the record goal-scorer of the Mancunian club with 260 goals in 390 appearances. Aguero opted for a transfer to FC Barcelona from City in the previous summer transfer window.

Aguero announced his retirement in a press conference alongside Barcelona president, Joan Laporta. 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 5,” he added.

The football world wished Aguero on his sad retirement. Lionel Messi in fact said, “I wish you the best in this new stage!!! I love you very much my friend and I am going to miss our times together on the pitch and with the Argentina national team!!!”

Here are some other responses from other football players:

All of Aguero’s teams also congratulate the striker on an illustrious career:

“I am still processing everything. Then they called me to tell me it was definitive. Right now, I am OK, but I know it was difficult,” said Aguero at the press conference.

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