New prince of Vicente Calderón

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Here is one of the rising stars in European football. Sergio "Kun" Agüero is the new prince in Vicente Calderón after the departure of Fernando Torres.

Born as Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo on June 2nd, 1988 in Quilmes, Buenos Aires. When he was a child he looked like a Japanese cartoon called Kum Kum, so that's why he was nicknamed "Kun".

He was the youngest player to debut in the Argentine First Division at only 15 years and 35 days with First Division Club Independiente, breaking the record previously established by the legendary Diego Maradona. He is touted by lot of soccer pundits as the next Argentine promise next to Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

On 31st May 2006, Atlético Madrid confirmed to signed Agüero for a six year contract with a transfer fee of 20 million euros, thus making Agüero as the club's most expensive player of all time.

He also helped Argentina to won their fifth FIFA World Youth Championship, together with Messi and Pablo Zabaleta.

But he was the inspiration for Argentina's record of sixth FIFA World Youth Championship. He was scored Argentina's first goal in the final and won the Golden Boot Award as tournament top scorer with six goals and also voted the Golden Ball as top player. He also became the second player, with Portugal's Joao Pinto, to play on the winning side in two U-20 finals.

And after inconsistent first season with Atlético, where he was only scored six goals in 36 matches, Kun has started an excellent new 2007-08 season.

His partnership with Diego Forlán has becoming prolific attacking partnership in Europe and put Atletico in the Champions League Zone.

Full name : Sergio Leonel Agüero del Castillo
Date of birth : June 02, 1988
Birthplace : Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality : Argentinian
Height : 172 cms
Weight : 74 kgs
Position : Striker
Club : Atlético Madrid

Honours :

FIFA U-20 World Cup (2005, 2007)
FIFA U-20 World Cup Top Scorer (2007)
FIFA U-20 World Cup Best Player (2007)

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