Date: 15th December 2021 at 3:40pm
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Manchester City icon Sergio Aguero has announced his retirement from football at the age of 33 after being diagnosed with a heart condition. 

The Argentine striker departed Manchester City as the club’s record goalscorer over the summer but has only made one appearance for Barcelona since joining the La Liga giants and has now called time on his playing career.

Aguero left the pitch complaining of chest pains against Alaves in October and was initially ruled out of action for three months, but the striker has today announced his decision with immediate effect.

In a press conference at Barca’s Nou Camp, a tearful Aguero announced that he was to retire after a glittering career spanning almost two decades.

The prolific striker began his career in his native Argentina with Independiente, before joining Atletico Madrid in 2006.

He scored 100 goals in 230 appearances for the La Liga side, and won the UEFA Cup and UEFA Super Cup during his time in the Spanish capital.

Aguero’s added-time winner against QPR is arguably the most iconic moment in Premier League history

In 2011, he joined Manchester City and made an instant impact with a brace against Swansea City on his debut.

His finest moment, however, came in 2012 when his dramatic injury-time winner against Queen’s Park Rangers gifted City their first ever Premier League title, and wrote his name into the history books.

When he left the club this summer, he has scored a club record 260 goals, and also provided a further 73 assists over the course of a decade.

During that period, Aguero won five league titles, five League Cups, one FA Cup and three Community Shields, as well as winning the Premier League Golden Boot award in 2015.

The 33-year-old also made more than 100 appearances for his country, and was part of the squad that won the Copa America this summer.

Aguero currently sits fourth in the all time list of top Premier League scorers with 184.

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