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The reinvention of Kun Agüero: the heart problem that forced him to retire a star from social networks

2023-01-13T17:26:59.927Z


He has 50 million followers spread across different platforms and is CEO of an E-Sports team. With his live broadcasts, he "got" into the Argentine World Cup concentration.


Three days before the Argentine team stars in the seventh chapter of the World Cup in Qatar, one year has passed

since Sergio Agüero

retired .

He did not decide, rather he was forced to hang up his boots due to an arrhythmia that prevented him from completing his career and, furthermore, playing this World Cup.

El

Kun

, he was one of the survivors - along with

Lionel Messi

,

Ángel Di María

and

Nicolás Otamendi

- of the generational change implemented by technical director

Lionel Scaloni

.

Four months after lifting the

2021 Copa América

and after finalizing the transfer from

Manchester City

to

Barcelona

at the age of 33 and with a release clause

100 million euros

that shielded him for two years, the plot of his life had an unexpected turn.

His career has cinematic scenes.

Any director could shoot his

biopic

of him with some fundamental moment as a trigger.

If it were a blockbuster for Hollywood, the tension necessary for the initial impact would show him

collapsing

at the

Camp Nou

due to heart failure in the middle of a

Barcelona

-

Alavés match

.

A documentary would go through the hard earth courts of the neighborhoods of the Buenos Aires suburbs where it began to shape the characteristics for which

Atlético de Madrid

paid 23 million euros.

His series on Netflix could start before that pass, the day of his debut in the First

Independent

, against

San Lorenzo

, barely a month and five days after turning 15.

The plot of any of his movies or series

would never falter

.

He was the son-in-law of

Diego Maradona

– he is the father of

Benjamin

, the son he has with

Gianinna

– and in every club he played for, he is loved.

Independiente waited for his return from the moment he left;

At Atlético his 74 goals in 175 games and the two titles -the UEFA Europa League and the Super Cup- are always remembered and for

Manchester City

It is an emblem that your film could have to replace the documentary that you already dedicated to it.

The friendship with Messi, which began in the era of youth teams and continued for decades in the Major with bittersweet flavors, led him to a misunderstanding typical of a comedy: he signed for Barcelona to play alongside his friend just as

Paris Saint Germain

was leaving.

took the rosarino

The origin of Kun Agüero

Sergio Agüero and his first steps at Independiente.

AP Photo/Daniel Luna

"I told him: prop up the goalkeeper's stomach because it's going to hurt and then he won't want to stop them when you kick him again, he's going to be afraid of you

," was one of the first recommendations from his father,

Leonel Del Castillo

, who He stopped playing in the neighborhood tournaments to take his son who played three on Sunday.

Everyone realized that his son had the potential to do more than just play ball with friends.

No prognosis was wrong: after retirement, he lives in a $15 million mansion in Miami, with nine bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, an ocean-view pool, and amenities inversely proportional to the bare brick house attached to the corner of the street. dirt court in the heart of the

Los Eucaliptos

neighborhood of

Quilmes, 

from which he escaped to play.

Aguero, Manchester City legend.

AP/ File

Kun is Agüero and not Del Castillo for bureaucratic reasons.

When he was born, his mother, Adriana Agüero, was 17 years old and his father was 19. According to what they were told in Buenos Aires -they were already the parents of Jessica, born in Tucumán-, they could not write down their first boy with the paternal last name, because he was underage.

That is why Sergio is the only one of the seven brothers of the marriage with a different last name.

"I played tournaments for adults, and he was always on the side of the field kicking the ball

," recalls Del Castillo, who did not give him his last name, but he did give him the tricks.

Although he was category 88, he began the path through baby soccer clubs with 86, then 87 and then, somewhat more tired, in which he corresponded.

So every Saturday and also on Sundays.

Until the signing in Independiente arrived.

The day he felt the arrhythmia in the middle of the game against Alavés.

Reuters/ File

When he was old enough to play AFA tournaments, the family came to Red after two refusals.

The first of

Lanús

: he did not want it because of his height.

After that of

Quilmes

, he had to be a partner to sign and the possibility did not fit the family budget.

At the Avellaneda club he started in

Pre Novena

and was champion.

In

Novena

, the same.

He did not have much time to continue adding titles in the inferiors:

Oscar Ruggeri

hung the medal for his debut in the First Division, with just turned 15 years old and a little remembered 34 on his back, he made him enter for the first time.

The explosion came some time later with

Julio Falcioni

as coach and

Bochini's 10

.

Before making the jump to Europe, there were 36 games and 18 goals, including one in a classic in which he embarrassed

Diego Crosa

three times before taking the shot and celebrating his goal, the fourth in the win against

Racing

.

Europe and the National Team

Agüero arrived at Aleti at the age of 17.

AP File

He was youth champion with Francisco Ferraro's Under 20s in the 2005 World Cup and Hugo Tocalli in 2007. The first as a professional at Independiente and the second, already at Atlético Madrid.

He was left out of the list that

Néstor Pekerman

completed for the World Cup organized by

Germany

in 2006 and added his first matches in the following Qualifiers, summoned by

Alfio Basile

.

He was champion at the

Chinese Olympic Games

in 2008, led by

Sergio Batista

.

The doors of the Major could not have better preambles.

However, his cycle of more than a decade returned to have a first place only in the last of the competitions he played.

The

World Cup in South Africa

in 2010 ended in the quarterfinals, the same instance as the following

Copa América

that was played in our country the following year.

The dream of

Brazil 2014

ended in the final, with the defeat against Germany.

The same thing happened in the

2015 Copa América

that the Albiceleste lost to

Chile , just like the next one, the

Centenario

edition

that was played in

the United States

.

Then, the return of Russia in the round of 16 of the

2018 World Cup

and third place in the 2019 Copa América. He was only able to lift the cup in Brazil, when he defeated the host and won the highest title organized by Conmebol.

El Kun with Maradona in the World Cup in South Africa.

AP/ File


At the same time, success enthroned him at City: 15 titles with

the

blue

Manchester

.

His stay in England is synthesized with the goal in minute 93, with 20 seconds, which allowed his team to become champions in the Premier League again after 44 years without achieving it.

It was the 3-2 win over Queen Park Rangers that wrested the title from none other than United.

“It was the most important goal of all the ones I scored”

, he assumed.

He returned to Spain, this time to Barcelona, ​​with the maturity of the stars.

He was no longer the 17-year-old boy for whom they bet -without mistake- in the

Colchonero

club .

Sergio Aguero at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, ​​Spain, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, announces his retirement from soccer due to a heart condition.

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) and

Retirement and resurrection by stream

“I almost patted.

It had already happened to me in training: I start to feel bad.

Headache, it squeezed me, and I was breathing badly.

It lowered my blood pressure, something like that.

I wanted to talk and I couldn't.

I grab the hand of the defender (rival, from Alavés) and tell him: stop the game.

The referee stopped the game, my dizziness went away, but an arrhythmia started”

, Agüero himself recounts on his Twitch channel, a platform where users can broadcast live, as if it were television.

This is how he told

Carlos Tevez

.

Agüero, in his new facet as a streamer.

Since his retirement, Agüero turned to the digital universe.

In addition to his Twitch channel -which he also replicates on Youtube- he has an

E-Sports

team –

KRÜ Sports

- and he even has his own portion of the metaverse: a virtual space, parallel to real life, in which his

Kuniverse

community can buy the 9,320 available avatars – the same amount that makes up the 93:20 minute so paradigmatic for Manchester City-, but mainly meeting with other users, playing games, sharing music and interacting with Agüero or other invited streamers.

Kun Agüero did his thing on the networks, this time chatting with Lionel Messi and his former teammates from the National Team.

Photo: Capture.

Something similar to what he did in the middle of the World Cup, when before the game against the Netherlands he managed to break the historical code of football: the secrecy of the footballers in the middle of the conference, forced to hold a 15-minute press conference to answer concerns from journalists.

It was almost an hour of chat with Messi,

Papu

Gómez,

Rodrigo De Paul

and

Leandro Paredes

.

A milestone that was reproduced on television channels, social networks, newspapers and magazines.

He has 50 million followers spread across his

Twitch

,

YouTube

,

Twitter

and

Facebook

channels and a fluctuating mass on

Discord

and its metaverse.

Sergio Agüero and a confession on the AFA stream.

His new role has already exceeded the footballer.

Just as

Quique Wolff

is a person who talks about football on television;

or

Mario Kempes,

the voice of the comments of a well-known soccer game, without many generations knowing that they were soccer players in another era, Agüero became a streamer.

The journey that he began as a teenager in the First Division of Independiente and had a dramatic end point, took another direction, virtual and off the pitch, which guarantees him to sustain himself as a protagonist.

He has many scenes, before they were broadcast on television and now he generates them.

Agüero, always close to the team, is sitting on a substitute bench taking dunks with Paredes and Otamendi.

Photo: Fernando de la Orden / Special Envoy

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