Sergio Aguero may retire from professional football: Take a look into his career

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Sergio Aguero could be forced to retire from football altogether following a negative result on his heart examination. Earlier, he was brought off 42 minutes in a game with Alaves after chest complaints and was taken to the hospital for cardiological evaluation.

Aguero initially came to Barcelona with hopes of joining his fellow countryman, Lionel Messi—but that was not to be the case. Disaster struck at Barca and the club ultimately had to part ways with Messi in order to register the rest of their new signings for the 2021-22 LaLiga season.

However, during a clash with Alaves at the Camp Nou in late October, Aguero felt a sudden chest discomfort in the first half and was ultimately forced to withdraw from the rest of the game. It was later revealed that the new Barca striker had suffered from a heart arrhythmia.

The latest report states that ‘’the medical resonances and stress tests that he has undergone in recent days are detailing that the heart problem is more serious than it was initially valued’ at first, which could lead to Aguero being ‘incompatible’ with pro football at a level required by the La Liga giants.

It was confirmed by FC Barcelona that the striker won’t play for three months following the incident and will receive treatment while his health is monitored.

According to Catalunya Radio, it is understood that Aguero might have to consider retiring from football altogether after the diagnosis of his cardiac arrhythmia is believed to be more complex than anticipated. It is understood that the 33-year-old’s heart condition is not compatible with playing competitive sports.

What is cardiac arrhythmia?

Cardiac arrhythmia is a heart rhythm frequency disorder which is something that he suffered with at the start of his career. This condition can cause the heart to beat too slowly, too quickly or irregularly and symptoms can include palpitations, feeling dizzy, fainting and being short of breath.

These abnormalities range from a minor inconvenience or discomfort to a potentially fatal problem.

Aguero has been sidelined by a condition that will initially keep him out for at least three months, but the forward has now come out on social media to say tests of his fitness are ongoing and he is staying upbeat.

Responding to the retirement talk via Twitter, Aguero wrote: “Given the rumors, I can say that I am following the instructions of the club’s doctors, doing tests and treatment and checking my progress within 90 days. Always positive.”

Aguero career & stats

Sergio Aguero started playing football at the age of 9 when he joined the Independiente Youth team. At 15, Aguero became the youngest footballer to make a debut in the Argentine Primera Division.

Aguero started his career with Independiente in Argentina before moving on to Atletico Madrid in Spain. He spent five seasons with the club, scoring 74 La Liga goals. He scored 17 goals in just 23 appearances in 2013-14, helping Man City collect their second league title in three years. Aguero had another strong season for City, netting his one hundredth goal in the Premier League in just 147 appearances.

Aguero has scored about 36 goals from the 84 games that he has played. Aguero was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in which Argentina lost against Germany in the quarter-finals. Aguero was also a part of the 2014 World Cup in which Argentina reached the finals. Argentina lost the final 1-0.

Aguero was also a part of the 2015 and 2017 Copa America in which Argentina lost to Chile on both the finals in the Shootout.

Records

Aguero won the golden boot after top scoring in the Premier League during the 2014-15 season. He scored 26 goals that season and helped Manchester City win the Premier League.

OVERALL CAREER STATS

  • Apps (Subs): 666 (125)
  • Goals (P): 377 (44)
  • Assists: 72
  • Yellows: 73 (1)
  • Reds: 3
  • Min Played: 44921

Aguero has said that he is facing a rehabilitation programme in “good spirits”, but it remains to be seen whether Manchester City’s all-time leading goalscorer and a Copa America winner with Argentina over the summer will ever take to the field again.

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