ANDhe Manchester City unveiled this Friday the statue dedicated to Sergio Agüero, top scorer in the history of the English club. The inauguration also took place in the anniversary of the third league that City conquered, the first since the arrival of money from the United Arab Emirates, in 2012, with a goal from the Argentine in stoppage time.
The statue, located on the east side of the Etihad Stadium, joins those of other City legends such as Vincent Kompany and David Silva and has been made by sculptor Andy Scott with thousands of galvanized steel weldments.
“The permanent statue of Aguero celebrates his extraordinary contribution to the success of the club and, in particular, his pivotal role in what was arguably one of the greatest moments in the history of the sport, for which he will be eternally remembered by Manchester City fans. of all the world”the club said in a statement.
Ten years ago, City were proclaimed champions of the Premier, after a forty-year wait, in a last minute of madness. The citiens needed to score two goals in added time against Queens Park Rangers, while Manchester United, with their homework done, waited on the pitch for the match to end at the Etihad. However, a goal from Edin Dzeko and another from Agüero, one of the most famous in the history of the competition, changed hands in a title that was decided on goal difference.
“The truth is that it is something very nice for me, seeing myself 10 years ago is very exciting. In those 10 years I was able to win many titles and I was able to help the club to be one of the most important in the world. I am enormously grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my footballing career in Manchester. It’s something very special.”Aguero explained.
The Argentine, already retired after a brief stint at Barcelonawon 15 titles during his time at City, which he joined in 2011 from Atlético de Madrid. In his record, the five Premiers that he conquered with the Celestials stand out.