Where does Sergio Aguero rank with the world’s best?
Sergio Aguero can score goals. Just ask Spurs.
After tallying four goals in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Tottenham, Aguero became the Citizens all-time leading scorer in Premier League play with 61 goals. His form has thrilled manager Manuel Pellegrini, who said the striker has the potential to win the Balon d’Or for world’s best player.
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Last season Aguero scored 25 goals in a 23 game span before injuries slowed down his form. The Argentine currently sits tied with Diego Costa of Chelsea for top scorer in the Premier League, both with nine goals through eight games.
With 61 goals in 95 Premier League appearances, Aguero has compiled the best strike-rate in league history.
108 - Sergio Aguero has scored at a rate of one goal every 108 mins in the Premier League, the best rate in the competition's history. Icon.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 18, 2014
Since Aguero joined Manchester City in 2011, only two players have scored more goals in the Premier League, Robin van Persie and Luis Suarez. Considering both van Persie and Suarez have played so much more than Aguero (more than 1,800 minutes or over 20 full matches), one could only guess how many goals he can score if his health remains consistent.
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In Europes top-five leagues, only Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are scoring at a more prolific rate than Aguero. While it looks like Ronaldo is going to run away with the Golden Boot, Aguero has certainly put his name in the mix of best pure goal scorers in the world.