Sabtu, 30 Julai 2011

Profile of new Man City Striker - Sergio Aguero

1988: June 2 - Born in Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

1997: Joins the Independiente youth set-up aged nine.

2003: July - Becomes the youngest player to debut in the Argentinian first division at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona in 1976.

2004: November - Scores his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against rivals Estudiantes de la Plata.

2005: Called up to the Argentina squad for the FIFA World Youth Championships, which they win.

May - Signs for Spanish club Atletico Madrid for a reported fee of 23million euros - breaking the club's previous transfer record.

September - Makes senior debut for Argentina in a friendly against Brazil at the Emirates Stadium.

October - Causes controversy by using his hands to score the winning goal against Recreativo Huelva.

Wins the Golden Boot at the Under-20 World Cup in Canada, scoring six goals in seven games, and the Golden Ball as the best player of the tournament.

Finishes as the third highest goal scorer in the Primera Division 2007/2008 behind Dani Guiza and Luis Fabiano, with 19 goals.

2008: Member of the gold medal-winning Argentina squad for the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he scores two goals in five minutes in the semi-final win over Brazil.

Scores vital goals against Real Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla and Villarreal to help Atletico finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League for the first time in over 10 years.

November - Atletico eliminated from Champions League, slipping into Europa League.

May 12 - Sets up both goals for Diego Forlan in 2-1 Europa League final victory over Fulham in Hamburg.

May 19 - Atletico finish runners-up in Copa del Rey, losing final 2-0 to Sevilla at the Nou Camp.

June - Makes senior World Cup debut in Argentina's second group match against South Korea, replacing Carlos Tevez in the 75th minute.

August - Assists Jose Antonio Reyes' opening goal and scores the second goal as Atletico win the UEFA Super Cup, beating favourites Inter Milan 2-0.

January - Signs a new contract with Atletico, committing him to the club until 2014. Named as the new vice-captain, along with strike partner Forlan.

May - Announces on his official website that he wants to leave Atletico.

July 27 - Confirms on his Twitter account that he has arrived in Manchester to finalise his move to Manchester City.

July 28 - Joins Manchester City on a five-year contract.

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