The Manchester City F.C. inaugurates this Friday a permanent statue of the club legend Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero at the Etihad Stadium, to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the team’s first Premier League title and the iconic ’93:20′ moment.
Emerging from the darkness at the first light of day and presented to fans around the world with a specially commissioned video, the statue of Agüero completes a trio of sculptures alongside Vincent Kompany and David Silva, commemorating a unique era. for the club.
Located on the east side of the Etihad Stadium, the large-scale statue of Aguero has been created by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott and has been constructed using thousands of welded pieces of galvanized steel. At night, both the statue of Agüero and those of Kompany and Silva will be specially illuminated with blue lights.
Scott, one of the most respected sculptors of his generation and known for his large-scale figurative pieces, created the Aguero statue entirely from his studio in Philadelphia before it was shipped to Manchester earlier this month by Etihad Cargo.
Now installed at the Etihad Stadium, the permanent statue of Aguero celebrates his extraordinary 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 be eternally remembered. by Manchester City fans around the world.
Aguero, who was recently inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame, won fifteen trophies during his time at City, including five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and a record six League Cups.
Following the unveiling of the statue of Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak commented: «Sergio Aguero’s contribution to Manchester City at a unique time for the club is extremely important. It is, without without a doubt, one of the best players in the history of football».
«When our fans think of Sergio they are immediately drawn to the iconic 93:20 moment and the goal that secured the club’s first league title in 44 years, but as his record 260 goals for the team demonstrates, his legacy and impact on Manchester City go much further.»
Words of thanks from the Argentine
The ‘Kun’, for his part, indicated: «The truth is that it is something very beautiful for me, seeing myself 10 years ago is very exciting. In those 10 years I was able to win many titles and I was able to help the club to be one one of the most important in the world. I am enormously grateful to make this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special.»
Sculptor Andy Scott added: «It has been an honor to work on a project that means so much to Manchester City fans around the world, in tribute to such an important player in the life of this football club. illusions about the importance of this project for the club, for the fans and for Sergio himself, and I hope that this statue brings joy and happiness to all who see it”.