Manchester City football club have unveiled a Sergio Aguero statue outside their
title-clinching goal against Queens Park Rangers.
Aguero’s stoppage-time strike completed a 3-2 comeback for City on the final day of
the season to clinch the title from the clutches of their bitter rivals Manchester
United after a 44-year wait to be league champions.
The statue of the striker joins those of his former team-mates David Silva and
Vincent Kompany that were installed last year on the East Side of the Etihad.
It was created by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott and has been constructed using
thousands of welded pieces of galvanised steel to complete the trinity of statues
commemorating a defining era for the club.
“It’s fantastic! I’m very happy for it, it’s special,” Aguero told Sky Sports at the statue’s
unveiling. “That moment changed my life, the club, everything. The best moment in
my life. It will always be in my heart.
“We don’t know what would have happened if we lost the Premier League that year.
That year changed everything because the next years we started winning more titles.”
Aguero scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for City to become the club’s record
goalscorer, winning five Premier League titles, an FA Cup and six League Cups over a
The Argentine is the highest scoring overseas player in the Premier League era and
has the best goals-per-minute ratio in the competition’s history.
“Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very
moving,” added Aguero.
“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.”
Manchester City’s chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak added: “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.