Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo (born 2 June 1988) is a professional football player of Argentine origin who plays in the EPL for Manchester City. One of the best stars that have been produced by Argentina, a country known for its football loving culture as well as home to some of the best footballers who have thrilled fans with their exceptional antics.
Though many may see Sergio Agüero as one of several stars to have come from Argentina, the ace striker has created a reputation for himself as a striker with impeccable striking abilities with an eye for goal.
In this article on Sergio Aguero biography facts, childhood, net worth and personal life, we review in informative terms, the life, career and profile of the Argentine ace football star.
The star who has featured in the Laliga and currently in the English Premier League is one of the frontmen responsible for the success of EPL side Manchester City in recent years.
His football antics coupled with his ability to fuse in with some of the top playmakers in the world helped him raise City from obscurity to emerge as one of the top contenders in Europe football.
Sergio Aguero Biography Facts
- Full Name: Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
- Nicknames: Kun
- Date of Birth: 2 June 1988
- Age: 34 years
- Place of Birth: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Nationality: Argentine
- Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
- Weight: 77 kg
- Father: Leonel del Castillo
- Mother: Adriana Agüero
- Brothers: Gastón del Castillo, Mauritius Del Castillo Agüero
- Sisters: Yesica Del Castillo Agüero, Del Castillo Agüero, Daiana Del Castillo Agüero, Maira Del Castillo Agüero
- Wife: Giannina Maradona (married 2008–2012)
- Son: Benjamín Agüero Maradona
- Occupation: Footballer
- Playing Position: Center-Forward
- Strong Foot: Right
- Current Club: Manchester City
- Jersey/Kit Number: 10
- Net Worth: $80 million
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Sergio Aguero Childhood/Early Life
Sergio Agüero is the second of six children born on 2 June 1988, to Leonel del Castillo and Adriana Agüero. His father, worked as a taxi driver while his mother was an housewife.
When his parents had Agüero his mother was 18, while his father was 19. Prior to his birth, his parents had to flee their home due to flooding, where they lost several documents and properties.
Aside that, they battled with financial challenges which led hospitals to turn their doors against his parents during his mother’s pregnancy.
When Agüero was delivered, it was discovered that his mother was a minor according to classification back then in Argentina. As a result, his father could not sign relevant documents as the father of the child.
Being unable to provide appropriate legal identification also compounded their problems. They soon found a way to sign the documents and the name Sergio was adopted and his mother’s last name Agüero was written as the official surname.
His parents wanted to name him Lionel but due to regulations by the Argentine Civil Registry Restrictions which limited the use of the name, his parents named him Leonel.
Aguero’s father played football and on noticing his son’s interest in the sport, he trained his young son.
Sergio Aguero Junior Football Career
As young as 9 years, Agüero joined the youth system of Independiente. In June 2003, Agüero aged 15, debuted in the first division. Despite a good debut performance, he was not featured in the first team until the arrival of a new coach, who featured him in a group stage match in the Copa Libertadores in 2004.
He thus became the youngest Argentine to play in the tournament. In November 2004, he opened his goal scoring register for Independiente.
In the 2005/06 season, Agüero put up an impressive performance scoring 18 goals in 36 league matches. In May of that season, he transferred to Laliga club, Atlético Madrid for a club record amount of €20 million.
Sergio Aguero Senior Football Career
Atlético Madrid (2006-2011)
Following his arrival at Atlético Madrid, it was clear Agüero will be a player to be remembered for good or bad after he made use of his hand to score his second goal for the club. He ended his first season at Madrid with 7 goals.
Fernando Torres’ move to Liverpool in the 2007/08 season created room for a first team spot for Agüero who took advantage of it to emerge as the third highest goal scorer in the League. He also secured a Champions League spot for Atlético Madrid for the first time in about 10 years.
The next season, he continued in top scoring form, forging a key partnership with Diego Forlan. His goal-scoring ability earned him a place among the top 10 finalists for the Pichichi Trophy.
In the 2009/10 season, Agüero did not score as he did in the previous seasons, but he went on to lead his side to the win the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup. He also led his side to the final of the Copa del Rey. He was then given the team vice-captaincy.
His last season at Atlético Madrid saw him score as much as 20 goals in the season and also went on to score for 7 successive seasons.
As soon as he announced that he wanted to leave the club, fans greeted his decision with displeasure. In a Europa League qualifier match, fans held out banner which read “Aguero, We Hope You Die”.
Manchester City (2011-present)
In July 2011, he agreed to a five year contract with City for about £35 million. In August, he debuted for the City. In his debut match, he scored two goals in 30 minutes. He soon began to start in games for City and on his third start, he scored his first hat trick in the EPL.
In November, he was then shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or. His top performance earned him the Manchester City Player of the Year award after he surpassed 20 goals in his debut season. He also won the EPL in his debut season.
The 2012/13 kicked off for Agüero with a Community Shield win. He went on to put up a wonderful performance, which led to another EPL win. Despite speculations that he’ll move to Real Madrid, he signed a one year extension on his contract.
In the 2013/14 season, he was back in action after sustaining an injury which kept him out of action in the preseason. His performance helped City win the EPL and the Football League Cup.
In the 2014/15 season, Agüero was back in top scoring form, emerging as the first player in the league to reach 10 goals. He then went on to win the 2014 Football Supporters’ Federation Player of the Year and November 2014 EPL Player of the Month awards. He led the league in goals and thus was awarded the Golden boot.
In the 2015/16 season, he switched jersey No. to 10. He led his side to finish in the Champions League semifinal and win the League Cup. He also emerged runner up in the goal-scoring chart, finishing one goal below Golden boot winner, Harry Kane.
In the 2016/17, City had a new coach, Pep Guardiola, under whom Agüero continued in fine form. The club did not win any silverware. In the 2017/18 season, City’s performance improved, with Agüero reaching the 177th goal mark for City. They went on to win the EPL and League Cup.
The 2018/19 season was an amazing season for City and Agüero who entered the top 10 highest goalscorers in the history of the EPL. He then went on to lead City to win a domestic treble, a wonderful feat for the club.
In the 2019/20 season, precisely January 2020, he scored his 12th EPL hat-trick.
Sergio Aguero International
Agüero has played for Argentina national football team since he was a teenager. He played at the U-16 South American Championship held in 2004 in Paraguay. He also played at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup where he won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he won Gold.
He debuted for the Argentina senior football team in September 2006. He played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and also the Copa America held in 2011.
He played in the 2014 World Cup where they experienced a painful defeat to Germany in the final. He also played in the 2015 and 2016 Copa America. After a dismal performance at the 2018 World Cup, he helped his side claim Bronze at the 2019 Copa America.
Sergio Aguero Net Worth
Agüero’s net worth is valued at about $80 million. In 2019 alone, he received as much as £11 million in salary. He has endorsement deals with Puma, Electronic Arts and Pepsi.
Sergio Aguero Personal Life
Agüero’s name ‘Kun’ as seen on his jersey is a nickname given to him by his neighbour Mr Jorge Chetti, due to the fact that young Agüero loved to call out ‘Kum Kum’ which was the resident of a cave boy in the Wanpaku Amukashi Kum Kum anime series.
He once was in a feud with Argentina teammate, Marcos Rojo after the latter invited his ex-girlfriend, Karina Tejeda, to the dressing room following their World Cup win over Nigeria. He is a close friend to football superstar, Lionel Messi.
Agüero was once married to the youngest daughter of football legend, Diego Maradona. They separated in 2012.