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5 Great strikers to have played for Atletico Madrid

  • A rundown of 5 top strikers who played for Atletico Madrid in recent times.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 19:55 IST

#2 Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero enjoyed a successful spell at Atleti between 2006-2011
Sergio Aguero enjoyed a successful spell at Atleti between 2006-2011

Now known as one of the most prolific Premier League strikers of all time, it is worth remembering that Atletico Madrid was where Sergio Aguero was scoring goals before Manchester City swooped for his services. Atletico plucked the diminutive striker from Argentinian football at the age of 18 and from a very early stage, it was clear they had found a real gem.

Aguero scored 101 goals in 234 appearances for Los Rojiblancos before departing for the Premier League and has never looked back. A Premier League legend in the making, Atletico fans will always look back with great fondness at Sergio 'Kun' Aguero, who won the Europa League during his time in Spain and the UEFA Super Cup.

His goals were a key part of an exciting Atletico side which boasted great attacking prowess backed up by a tigerish defense and seemingly unbreakable team spirit. His attacking flair was a very welcome addition in the side, and he was often the difference maker in tight, cagey matches.

Since leaving Atletico Madrid, Aguero has established a reputation for being a lethal finisher and one of the most complete strikers in the world. Every manager would love to have a player like Aguero up front, as he has proven time and time again how consistent he is at the very top level.

After his humble upbringings in Argentina, he will owe a lot of his success to the Spanish side who gave him his big opportunity in European football. Still in blistering form and contention for the Premier League Golden Boot once again this season, the Argentine has 11 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign and looks set to push for the 30 goal mark for the 5th time in his incredible career.

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Published 19 Nov 2018, 22:24 IST
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