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Manchester City unveil Sergio Aguero statue on 10th anniversary of greatest triumph

MANCHESTER: Manchester City have unveiled a permanent statue of Argentina legend Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium on the 10th anniversary of the club’s first Premier League title in 44 years and the iconic ’93:20′ moment.

Revealed to fans around the world with a specially commissioned video to mark the occasion, the statue of Aguero completes a trinity alongside Vincent Kompany and David Silva, commemorating a defining era for the club.

Located on the east side of the Etihad Stadium, the large-scale statue of Aguero was created by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott and was constructed using thousands of welded pieces of galvanized steel. At night, the statue of Aguero, and those of Kompany and Silva, will be specially illuminated with blue-tinted lighting.

Scott, who is one of the most respected sculptors of his generation and is known for his large-scale figurative pieces, created the work entirely from his studio in Philadelphia, before it was transported to Manchester in the early month.

The creation celebrates Aguero’s outstanding contribution to the success of the club, and in particular, his pivotal role in what was arguably one of the greatest moments in the history of the sport for which he will forever be remembered by fans. of Manchester City from around the world.

Aguero, who was recently inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, won 15 major trophies during his time at the club, including five Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a record six League Cups.

“Sergio Aguero’s contribution to Manchester City at a defining time for the Club cannot be overstated. He is without doubt one of the greatest players to ever play football,” Manchester City chairman Khaldoon said. Al-Mubarak.

“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 demonstrated by his record 260 goals for the club, his legacy and impact at Manchester City goes far beyond that.

The ’93:20′ mark represents the exact moment Aguero scored his famous goal against Queen Park Rangers on the final day of the 2011-12 season.

“It is fitting that Sergio has been recognized with his own statue, in celebration and honor of his achievements in one of the most important chapters in Manchester City’s rich and long history.”

Reflecting on his statue, Aguero said: “Really it’s a very beautiful thing for me, seeing me 10 years ago is very emotional.

“During these 10 years, I was able to win many trophies and I was able to help the club become one of the most important in the world.

“I am very grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special.”

Meanwhile, Scott said it had been an honor to work on a project that means so much to Manchester City fans around the world.

“I had no illusions about the importance it had for the club, for the fans, for Sergio himself and I hope this statue will bring joy and happiness to everyone who sees it,” said the artist.

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