Manchester City has unveiled the permanent statue of their star striker, Sergio Aguero outside the Etihad Stadium. The statue marks ten years to the day since he scored the goal against Queens Park Rangers that secured Manchester City's Premier League title.
The sculpture has Aguero celebrating his iconic winner which was scored in second-half stoppage time. This statute has joined the statues of former club captain Vincent Kompany and former midfielder David Silva, celebrating a defining and special era for City. Kun Aguero had to retire from football citing a heart arrhythmia before the start of the season 2021-22 when he moved to Barcelona.
His legacy and impact at Manchester City go far beyond: Al Mubarak
Addressing the statue, Manchester City’s Chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak talked about Aguero’s contribution to the club and his legendary status in the club. He also referred to his amazing stats and his legendary goal against QPR. He said, “Sergio Aguero’s contribution to Manchester City in a defining era for the Club cannot be overstated. He is without doubt one of the greatest players that has ever played the game.
“When our fans think of Sergio, they are immediately drawn to the iconic moment of 93:20 and the goal that secured the Club’s first league title in 44 years, but as his record of 260 goals for the Club demonstrates, his legacy and impact at Manchester City go far beyond that,” he continued.
It is only fitting that Sergio has been recognised with a statue of his own, in celebration and honour of his accomplishments in one of the most important chapters of Manchester City’s rich and long history,” he added.
It is something very special: Aguero
Sergio Aguero also talked about the statue. “Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very moving. In those 10 years, I was able to win a lot of trophies and was able to help the Club become one of the most important in the world. I am very grateful to the Club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special”, Kun said.