In a decade, it will be said that it was the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but all of us who witnessed this era will remember aces such as Robert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and among the greatest, of course - Sergio Aguero.
And he officially confirmed today, the body said: enough is enough! The great Argentine, probably the greatest player in the history of Manchester City, had to accept that due to the arrhythmia, which started to give him problems in the match with Alaves in November, it is simply wiser to hang his football boots on a peg at the age of 33.
"I convened this conference to inform you that I have decided to stop playing professional football. These are very difficult moments, but hey, I'm still very happy about this decision, because health comes first, "said Aguero with tears in his eyes, while some probably did the same in the audience where, in addition to the entire Barcelona team, there were seen and Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City coach and sporting director.
They arrived from Manchester especially for this occasion, because Aguero brought City five titles in the Premier League in a decade at the club. The one won by Kun's goal in the last minute of his debut season, against Queens Park Rangers, will be especially remembered, and that title was the first in the blue part of Manchester after 55 years of fasting.
Aguero has nothing to regret. He is retiring with more than 400 goals scored in the jerseys of Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, the national team of Argentina, and even Barcelona, for which he unfortunately played only five matches and once shook the opponent's net.
He won 21 trophies in his career and without a doubt was one of the greatest football players of his generation… "I was in the hands of doctors who did everything in their power, but still advised me that it would be best to end my football career."
"I made the decision ten days ago, but I prolonged to confirm it because the hope dies last. I am proud of my career," the Argentine concluded. The number of 184 goals in the English elite speaks of how much the Premier League players knelt when a small Argentine received the ball in, or near the penalty area - only Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andy Cole scored more.
Along with Arsenal and Chelsea legends Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba and Cristiano Ronaldo, he is certainly one of the best non-English offensive players in the history of the Premier League, where he shook the net every 108 minutes on average.