Permanent tribute to club legend revealed on tenth anniversary of 93.20
City have unveiled a permanent staue of Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium, on the tenth anniversary of his iconic goal which sealed the 2011/12 Premier League title.
Earlier this season statues of Aguero's team-mates David Silva and Vincent Kompany were erected, and the latest addition by sculptor Andy Scott completes the trinity.
Aguero, who retired from football in December due to a heart condition, scored a remarkable 260 goals in 390 appearances for City in his ten seasons at the club.
Khaldoon Al Mubarak 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.
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.”
Sergio Aguero said: “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.”
Sculptor, Andy Scott, added: “It has been an honour to work on a project that means so much to Manchester City fans around the world in celebration of such an important player in the life of this football club.
I was under no illusions about how important this was to the Club, to the fans, to Sergio himself and I hope that this statue brings joy and happiness to all who see it.”