Sergio Aguero: Barcelona forward announces retirement from football at 33 due to heart condition diagnosis

At the age of 33,Sergio Aguero has decided to retire from football due to a heart condition.

The Manchester City record goal-scorer, who moved to Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer, had to be taken off during his team's game against Alaves in October after receiving medical assistance on the pitch to treat chest pains and dizziness.

He was ruled out for three months after being taken to the hospital for cardiac tests.

He decided to end his career after not making his return to the field.

An emotional Aguero said that he had decided to stop playing football.

It is a difficult time. I made the decision to take care of my health because of the problem I had a month and a half ago.

The medical staff did their best and told me the best thing to do was stop playing.

I made that decision about a week ago and I wanted to let everyone know that I did everything I could to have hope, but there wasn't very much.

In November, he responded to rumors about his retirement and said that he was making progress with his health.

After his first game in charge of the club against Espanyol in November, Barcelona boss Xavi said the forward's situation was uncertain, but that the club would follow the evolution of what he had and hoped he would be able to keep playing football.

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We revisit some of the Manchester City legend's most famous goals and landmarks in the premier league after the announcement that he is retiring from football.

The man joined Barcelona after 10 seasons with Manchester City.

After leaving City, the Argentine signed a two-year deal with Barcelona that had a buy out clause of 100m.

He was ineligible to play for the club until the end of August due to financial fair play rules in Spain.

The table for La Liga.
The fixtures for La Liga.

The forward missed the rest of the season with a calf injury, but was able to make his debut in the win against Valencia.

He scored his first goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid.

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In 2012 he watched Aguero's last-minute winner against Queens in order to win the title.

Independiente was where Aguero began his career, scoring 18 goals between 2003 and 2006.

He scored 100 times in 229 appearances for the Spanish side and won the Europa League with the club in 2010 in addition to the UEFA Super Cup.

In the final game of the 2011/12 season, he scored a dramatic late winner against Queens Park Rangers to give City their first ever title.

Eric brook's record of being the club's all-time top scorer was broken by a man who remained at Manchester City for 10 seasons.

He scored 260 goals for the club and won a number of honours, including five premier league titles, six League Cup trophies and an FA Cup.

The record goalscorer at Manchester City is Aguero, who has been described as a 'legend' by his former manager.

He scored 41 goals in 101 appearances for Argentina, making him the third-highest scorer for the side behind Lionel Messi and Gabriel Batistuta.

The Argentina squad won the 2021 Copa America.