Modified 02 Jun 2020, 12:32 IST
Sergio Aguero may wrestle for someplace to put his birthday playing cards, given his front room cupboards are liberally embellished with hat-trick balls and man-of-the-match trophies.
But if the social media window into the house lifetime of Manchester City’s all-time main scorer has proven he’s unlikely to be celebrated for his method to inside design any time quickly, followers can relish one of many trendy sport’s elite goal-getters quickly returning to motion.
Aguero introduced up a double landmark on the finish of January – finishing a document 12th Premier League hat-trick along with his 250th City objective in a 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa.
Eric Brook’s earlier greatest mark of 177 was overhauled in a Champions League win at Napoli in 2017 and, as he turns 32, Aguero has appreciable daylight between himself and the remaining within the membership document books.
Alan Shearer, whose hat-trick mark he surpassed, continues to be the division’s main scorer by far with 260, though Wayne Rooney (208) in second and third-placed Andy Cole (187) are susceptible to Aguero, who’s fourth on 180.
Going again to when he first moved to Atletico Madrid from Independiente as a young person, Aguero has 254 league aims in 376 begins throughout LaLiga and the Premier League.
Since becoming a member of City in 2011-12, his top-flight haul locations him seventh amongst all gamers in Europe’s prime 5 leagues.
Naturally, Lionel Messi (319) and Cristiano Ronaldo (287) are approach forward over that interval, however how does Aguero compare to the most effective of the remaining?
Using Opta information, we in contrast Messi’s Argentina colleague with a bunch of his contemporaries who may also lay declare to being the best out-and-out number nines of their period.
150 – Sergio Aguero has scored his 150th Premier League objective in his 217th look – solely Alan Shearer (212 video games) has scored 150 in fewer video games in Premier League historical past. Outstanding. pic.twitter.com/TqiC489TSv
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 4, 2018
Record in Europe’s prime 5 leagues since 2011-12
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 180
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Etienne, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal) – 182
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) -139
Edinson Cavani (Napoli, Paris Saint-Germain) – 190
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan, PSG, Manchester United) – 161
Harry Kane (Tottenham) – 136
Robert Lewandowski (Dortmund, Bayern Munich) – 223
Luis Suarez (Liverpool Barcelona) – 207
Like Aguero, a striker to have thrived regardless of the actual calls for Pep Guardiola locations upon his centre ahead is Bayern star Robert Lewandowski. He is out in entrance inside this elite group and exhibiting no indicators of slowing down. Luis Suarez is the one different man by the 200 barrier in the course of the interval in query, which Messi and Ronaldo handily obliterated.
MINUTES PER GOAL
Aguero – 106.9
Aubameyang – 130.8
Benzema – 146.5
Cavani – 110.4
Ibrahimovic – 101.3
Kane – 120.6
Lewandowski – 106.4
Suarez – 114.4
While he’s outscored by an esteemed handful of his counterparts, few can match Aguero when it comes to effectivity. His 106.9 aims per minute is one other all-time Premier League greatest (for gamers with a minimal of 20 aims) and is sort of equivalent to Lewandowski’s determine. Zlatan Ibrahimovic sits atop this metric – as the person himself would little question anticipate – thanks largely to a brutally prolific four-year spell at PSG.
SHOT CONVERSION PERCENTAGE
Aguero – 18.2
Aubameyang – 20.1
Benzema – 18.2
Cavani – 21.1
Ibrahimovic – 18.7
Kane – 18
Lewandowski – 19.8
Suarez – 18.6
There is little to select between them right here, though Aguero rating second-bottom is slightly stunning given his very good goals-per-minute document. Within the group, solely Harry Kane scores with a decrease proportion of his pictures. Edinson Cavani, who has dutifully carried out within the shadow of different star turns in Paris, is essentially the most deadly.
Aguero – 46
Aubameyang – 46
Benzema – 71
Cavani – 31
Ibrahimovic – 50
Kane – 20
Lewandowski – 43
Suarez – 88
Aguero’s involvement in City’s all-round sport has unquestionably improved underneath Guardiola and he’s closing in on a half-century of assists – matching Aubameyang’s number in 31 fewer appearances.
Playing alongside Messi and Ronaldo appears to be like a great way to feather your stats on this regard, with solely CR7’s outdated Madrid foil Karim Benzema coming shut to Suarez, the S within the MSN ahead line that delighted underneath Luis Enrique. Ibrahimovic may not be famous for his selflessness as Suarez and Benzema are, however he once more ranks impressively, whereas Lewandowski’s all-round sport is to the fore as soon as extra.