The news came as a shock on Wednesday afternoon, Sergio Aguero has played his last football match, aged 33.
The Argentine enjoyed a hugely impressive career playing for Atletico Madrid and Manchester City, before moving to Barcelona in the summer on a free transfer.
He however had to be substituted during his team’s 1-1 draw with Alaves in October after receiving medical assistance on the pitch to treat chest pains and dizziness.
Doctors have tried to look into his situation and whether or not he would play again, and today came the bad news when he announced, in tears, that he will never play competitive football again.
“I have decided to stop playing football.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 15, 2021
The football world was stunned, and many sent their messages.
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) December 15, 2021
Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to thank @aguerosergiokun for his incredible contribution to our success over the last decade and wish him well in his retirement 💙 pic.twitter.com/AgMWXZtPZ8
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 15, 2021
It was an honour to compete against a player like you, @aguerosergiokun, one of the best players in the world. Best of luck to you and your family.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 15, 2021
— James Milner (@JamesMilner) December 15, 2021
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) December 15, 2021
An amazing career sadly comes to an end.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) December 15, 2021
— Roberto Mancini (@robymancio) December 15, 2021
An extraordinary striker has retired from the game, but also a great team mate, a friend and a unique personality. Thanks and respect to an authentic Man City phenomenon.
I wish you nothing but the best legend. @aguerosergiokun #Aguerooooo pic.twitter.com/prYdYS7Wxi
— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) December 15, 2021
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 15, 2021
— Leroy Sané (@leroy_sane) December 15, 2021
Thank you for everything we’ve lived together, Kun. It was a pleasure to play by your side. Congratulations on your beautiful and victorious carrer. Thanks! @aguerosergiokun #kun10 pic.twitter.com/XPLFCuZLbP
— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus9) December 15, 2021
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) December 15, 2021
— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) December 15, 2021
We can now look back on your goals, success and talent. It was an honour to face you and watch you play. A big hug, @aguerosergiokun!
Quedan tus goles, tus éxitos y tu talento. Ha sido un honor enfrentarme a ti y verte jugar. ¡Un fuerte abrazo, @aguerosergiokun! pic.twitter.com/XDL6enlMeD
— Salomón Rondón (@salorondon23) December 15, 2021
A true legend of the game.