Manchester City unveiled a statue of Sergio Aguero at Etihad Stadium to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the club’s first Premier League title. Man City has honored Aguero on the 10th anniversary of one of the most influential goals in premier league history.
Aguero’s adrenaline-pumping strike against Queens Park Rangers in 2012, colloquially known as the ’93-20′ goal in relation to the time scored, gave City the first Premier League title and rivals.
It was a turning point in English football with City subsequently winning four more titles since that fateful day. While United won none.
Upon revelation of the statue, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak stated, “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 have 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 recognized with a statue of his own, in celebration and honor of his accomplishments in one of the most important chapters of Manchester City’s rich and long history.”
Aguero’s Take on The Statue
Honored by Man City, Aguero replied, “Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very moving,” he said.
“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, added the former Argentine striker. “I am very grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special.”
The former professional, Aguero, reached Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and proceeded on to win 15 trophies during his time in England, as well as five Premier League titles.