Sergio Aguero's iconic moments for Man City and Atletico Madrid

Premier League's highest scoring overseas player has confirmed he will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season.

Sergio Aguero arrived on British soil in July 2011 tasked with scoring the goals that would propel Manchester City to the next level in their quest for football domination, and boy did he deliver.

Billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour had been at the helm for three seasons and already clocked up hundreds of millions in transfer fees before splashing out 38 more on Aguero, with 'only' one FA Cup to show for it.

However, the Argentinian striker netted 23 times, including *that* last-gasp winner, to secure the elusive Premier League title in his first season in a sky-blue shirt.

He certainly hasn't looked back since, smashing more records than the average number of plates at a Greek wedding reception over the past decade.

Aguero, who confirmed he will leave Man City at the end of the season, has had many iconic moments throughout his illustrious career, both for the Citizens and previous clubs Atletico Madrid and Independiente, and we're going to look at the top 10 to celebrate the genius himself.

10) Impossible goal

Having had the dream debut season in Manchester, the 2012/13 campaign proved to be more frustrating for the forward. 'Kun', as he was affectionately nicknamed by his grandparents, was hampered by injuries that kept him out for several short periods.

He was on hand, though, to score from the most ridiculous of angles against Liverpool in February of that season.

He latched onto a Gareth Barry through ball and skipped past an on-rushing Pepe Reina, before proceeding to defy the laws of physics and score from practically the corner flag.

9) Derby delight

There have been few bigger statements made in Premier League history than City's 6-1 demolition of their arch-rivals at Old Trafford in October 2011.

The comprehensive victory proved that the "noisy neighbours", as previously described by Sir Alex Ferguson, weren't all bark and no bite.

Aguero might not have been the star man on the day, with strike partners Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli grabbing a brace each, but he did bag his first of many derby goals to help his side inflict Man United's biggest home defeat since February 1955, and play a part in a day that City fans will never forget.

8) Youngest Primera Player

The first record that Kun broke came in his debut professional appearance, which in hindsight was probably a sign from above of what was to come.

In July 2003, he entered the fray for Independiente against San Lorenzo aged just 15 years and 35 days, becoming the youngest player to appear in the Argentine Primera Division.

The record had been previously held by one Diego Maradona, who six years later became grandfather to Aguero's son Benjamin - funny how the world works, eh?

With no-one yet to debut at a younger age in Argentina's top flight, the record is Aguero's longest standing in a very lengthy list.

7) MOTM vs Barca

In a game that featured Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho, Henry, Eto'o, Xavi and Andres Iniesta, a 19-year-old Aguero was the brightest star on the pitch in March 2008.

He scored twice, assisted once and won a penalty to help Atleti to a 4-2 win over Barcelona, and just like that, he had captured the attention of the footballing world.

Sergio Aguero celebrates a goal for Atletico Madrid
Sergio Aguero celebrates a goal for Atletico Madrid

His man-of-the-match performance was so impressive that Spanish newspaper Diario AS gave it four stars - their rating scale is usually only out of three.

6) Five-star performance

Aguero had just one 2015/16 league goal to his name when October's home game against Newcastle rolled around, so casually decided to multiply his tally for the season by six.

He scored five goals in the space of 23 minutes either side of half-time in a 6-1 trouncing that the Etihad crowd have been accustomed to in recent years.

In doing so he became the fifth player to achieve the feat in a Premier League game after Andy Cole, Alan Shearer, Jermaine Defoe, and Dimitar Berbatov, and he did it quicker than any of them had.

5) Europa League victory

Kun has won trophy after trophy for City, but his first major honor came back in 2010 when Atletico beat Fulham 2-1 in the Europa League final.

Although not getting on the scoresheet, he was pivotal to Los Colchoneros' success, putting the ball on a plate twice for Diego Forlan's double.

The impressive display was the latest in a long line of performances that were drawing the attention of Europe's powerhouses.

It also proved to be the catalyst for his most successful year in a red and white shirt in the following 2010/11 season, which was also his last at the Vincente Calderon, as he bagged 20 league goals for the first time and secured a century of strikes for the Spanish side.

4) Legend status

If notching 100 goals for Atletico wasn't impressive enough, then tally of over 250 Aguero has scored for City so far might go some way to convincing you that he's pretty good at this soccer lark.

It's no shock that tally puts him at the top of their all-time goal scorers list, and it was against Napoli in the 2017/18 Champions League group stage that he surpassed the club record of 177 goals, held by Eric Brook for 78 years beforehand.

His strike in that 4-2 win cemented his name in the history books, and if his legend status hadn't already been secured by that point, then it certainly was after.

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3) City debut

If any game embodies the outstanding quality of Sergio Aguero, it's his debut for Manchester City against Swansea.

He replaced Nigel de Jong in the 59th minute and scored a trademark right-place, right-time tap-in for his first goal in England after just nine minutes of being on the pitch.

If you thought that was quick, it only took Aguero three more minutes to pull the ball back expertly for David Silva to finish and grab his first assist.

He rounded off a perfect start to life in M11 by powering home a 90th minute, 30-yard belter. We'll get to the perfect ending of that season soon…

2) Hat-trick record

January 12 2020 was a very special day for the man from Buenos Aires, as not only did he overtake Thierry Henry as the Premier League's all-time leading overseas scorer, but he also secured his 12th Premier League hat trick, a number that no other player has reached.

Aguero still has a way to go to reach Alan Shearer's 260 Premier League goals, but he surpassed the Match of the Day pundit's record of 11 trebles in a 6-0 win at Villa Park.

A trio of right-footed finishes did the job to add to his three-goal hauls against Wigan, Tottenham, QPR, Newcastle, Chelsea, Watford, Newcastle again, Leicester, Huddersfield, Arsenal and Chelsea once more.

1) 93:20

There could only ever be one moment that tops this list and it's the one that gives you goosebumps every time you watch it.

The final day of the 2011/12 Premier League season, City trailed 2-1 at home to QPR heading into five minutes of added time, needing to win the game to snatch the title from the red side of Manchester.

Sergio Aguero will always be remembered for his winner against Queens Park Rangers
Sergio Aguero will always be remembered for his winner against Queens Park Rangers

Dzeko levelled in the 92nd minute, and then, 120 seconds later… "AGUEROOOOOO!"

The unbelievable moment, which is one of football's most iconic yet alone Aguero's, will never grow old, so as Martin Tyler requested, "watch it, drink it in" and appreciate the brilliance of one of the best strikers the beautiful game has ever seen.

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