Sergio Aguero is a professional football player who plays his craft with the English Premier League team Manchester City F.C. and at the same time plays as a striker for the Argentine senior national team. Aguero, who is considered one of the best strikers in the world, started playing football in the 1990s and has become very important for both his club and his country. It is for this reason that the aggressive striker has been invited to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. You can find out more about him here.
Sergio Aguero Biography, Age
The Argentinian striker was born Sergio Leonel Agüero on 2 June 1988 in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires. The name Kun, with which he became popular, is actually not his original name, but a cartoon character he loved as a child. It was his grandparents who gave him the name, and it stuck to him.
He was born into a family that was very poor, with a taxi driver for a father and a mother who was a full-time housewife. In this family, he was raised together with his six siblings. Since at the time of his birth both parents were considered minors under Argentine law, as they were not yet 20 years old, he was given his mother’s surname, Aguero, instead of the name of his father Del Castillo.
It is also said that his father played some football in his youth, so it is not surprising that Kun Aguero learned to love the sport and even considered it a career in life.
Club Football Career
Professionally, Kun Aguero began playing for the youth team of Independiente, with whom he stayed from 1997 to 2003, when at the age of 15 he made the deserved promotion to the senior national team. This made him the youngest player to play in the Copa Libertadores. This record was previously held by his future father-in-law Diego Maradona.
In 2006 he joined the Spanish team Atletico Madrid, where he remained until 2011 when he moved to Manchester City. With the team, he won both the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup.
With Manchester City, with whom he won the title in a fashionable way at the end of the 2017/2018 season, he set many records, including the most points in a single season in the 100th edition of the UEFA Super Cup.
With the Manchester club, he has won 3 Premier League titles, 3 Football League/EFL Cup, and FA Community Shield.
National Football Career
Sergio Kun Aguero made his debut in Argentina in 2004 in the under-17 jersey. In 2005 he already wore the colors of the under 20-year-olds. In 2008 he was promoted to the country’s U-23 team.
After successful runs with the lower teams, the Argentinian striker came into the game in the senior national colors in 2006. He won the 2nd Copa America and became vice-world champion with the team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Other successes for his country include the Olympic gold medal and the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2005 and 2007.
When he was invited to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Aguero had already scored 36 goals after 84 matches.
Wife, Girlfriend, and Son
In the past, the Manchester City star was married to Football Legend’s daughter, Diego Maradona, Giannina Maradona. The two married in 2009, but four years after they formed the alliance for life, the footballer and his wife went separate ways after a divorce.
Before the divorce, Aguero and Giannina Maradona had a son named Benjamin, born in February 2009. Benjamin is already starting to play football like his father and grandfather.
Sergio Aguero, Giannina Maradona, and their son (picture source)
After the end of his marriage, Sergio Aguero entered into another relationship with Karina Tejeda, known in Argentina as The Little Princess. After more than four years of relationship, Karina, who is a pop star, left Aguero after it was reported that he had had a car accident in the Dutch capital, where he attended a party with models without the knowledge of his girlfriend, who only learned of the accident through the media.
Height and Weight
Sergio Aguero is a multi-talented striker, a footballer with stamina and skill. He has an athletic physique. Although he is not the greatest ball owner, he is big enough to be as successful as he is and to become an integral part of every team he plays for.
In terms of height, the player stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and has a body weight of 169 lbs (77 kg).
Considering how far he has come and gone as a footballer, it is only fair to expect the Argentinian striker to have a good amount of equity. Well, he has. In 2014, he was added to the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid players with earnings of $23.3 million.
Currently, his net worth is estimated at over $50 million. In addition to his football career, part of his wealth has come from the various sponsorship contracts he has signed with brands such as Nissan, Pepsi, and Puma.