He’s been the topic of much discussion recently due to announcing his departure from Man City after an illustrious 10 years. I’ve seen a lot of people say he’s the best striker in Premier League history, I mean you could argue it, you’d lose but you could argue it. His goal scoring records and achievements speak for themselves. He’s one of the few players of the last decade that I feared to come up against, when it comes to ‘Big 6 records’ he’s second to none with 54 goals against them. Not to mention he also holds arguably the most iconic moment in Premier League history.
As usual these disclaimers will be disclosed weekly, so please take note of them before reading.
- The list mostly includes players from the 2000s & 2010s, with the exception of one or two. I did not think I could fairly compare players from the 90s that I’ve only watched on Youtube or read about.
- I wanted to include at least one player from every position, so there’s a good variety of players and not just forwards or midfielders.
- There is a difference between ‘best’ & ‘greatest’. Example: Wayne Rooney is in my opinion, the best player to ever play for Everton but he’s not their greatest ever player.
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I don’t believe I am alone in having the thoughts of dread when you see this guy in the team sheet against you, I still get to PTSD when I see Aguero about to angle a shot in at the near post on his right foot. He scored against everybody. Here’s a list of the damage he’s done to some of our clubs.
- Goals against Chelsea: 15
- Goals against Spurs: 12
- Goals against Arsenal: 11
- Goals against Man United: 9
- Goals against Liverpool: 7
If you feel like reliving the pain, check out all 54 goals here below.
Aguero 54 goals vs the Top 6 pic.twitter.com/q2RsPQ9x5e— 9 (@mcfci_) September 2, 2020
He will leave Man City as the most decorated player in their history (13 years). He wasn’t a passenger for these trophies either, he was one of the main men, always popping up with vital goals at the most crucial moments, below is a list of records and achievements he has obtained during his spell in England.
- 4x Premier League winner.
- 5x League cup winner.
- FA Cup winner (18/19).
- Premier League Golden Boot winner (14/15).
- 2x PFA TOTY Nominee.
- 4th in the Premier League all time top scorer list (180).
What’s scary is that in a months time I might have to come back and add 4 more trophies to this, most notably being the Champions League trophy that has alluded him throughout his career.
Best Moments & Goals
Speaking of ‘greatest Premier League moment of them all’, I guess there’s only one place to really start (unfortunately). I really would have loved to have supported any other club in the world that day. I can’t imagine what it must have felt like, to celebrate this iconic goal. The most hated club in the world, beaten to the title by their ‘noisy neighbours’. A dream for the neutral fan. I’ll use two clips here just to highlight the pandemonium that was this moment.
Intro to English football
It was his first game in England, he was on the bench till the 60th minute. He came on, scored a screamer and bagged two assists. It’s fair to say I was sh*tting it.
This photo was often used as a meme to make light of City’s poor European record. But now it’s looking he just might fulfil his promise. Ironically he probably won’t be a major part of any CL win but I don’t think that will bother him. He’ll be able to complete the set and add the trophy thats alluded him the most. In doing this he’ll further cement his legacy in the history of the game. For me, with or without a CL title, he’s a top 5 forward of the last decade and well worthy of a place at #15 on this list.
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