On the 10th anniversary of Sergio Aguero’s spectacular stoppage-time goal that secured the club’s first Premier League championship, Manchester City installed a monument of the retiring forward.
The Argentine returned to the Etihad Stadium on Friday to witness the unveiling of a monument depicting the moment Sergio Aguero ripped off his jersey in joy after scoring against Queens Park Rangers on the last day of the 2011-12 season.
Aguero said, “In all honesty, it is a really wonderful thing for me to watch myself 10 years ago. “During those ten years, I won several titles and helped the club become one of the most prestigious in the world… It is something very unique.”
With Aguero, City has won five league championships and is on the brink of a sixth. Aguero scored a club-record 260 goals for City and was instrumental in the team’s rise to prominence. Before 2012, City had not won the English Premier League since 1968.
Aguero, 33, moved to Barcelona during the summer of the previous season but retired in December due to a heart condition.
Similar memorials to Aguero’s former colleagues Vincent Kompany and David Silva have already been erected outside of the stadium.
It was carved by Andy Scott, a Scottish artist working in Philadelphia.