Birthday Boys- Sergio Aguero and Oliver Baumann


In Today’s edition of the Birthday Boys we explore the career’s of Manchester City all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero and TSG Hoffenheim shot stopper Oliver Baumann.

Sergio Aguero


The Argentine and Manchester City all-time leading goalscorer turns 32 today but, what has been his journey to the top of English football.

He started his career at Independiente and made it to the senior team in 2004 after getting his professional contract that summer.

He would feature the next season which was the 05/06 season as he got plenty of game time under his belt. 36 games and 18 goals was an impressive amount for such an inexperienced striker.

He moved to Spain in the summer of 2006 as Atletico Madrid signed the striker for £20 million. In his first season at the club he would not perform up to expectations as he featured 38 times on managing six goals.

The next season would be a fantastic campaign for the striker. 50 appearances in all competitions scoring 27 goals and assisting 12 times.

In his next three seasons, he would make 142 appearances in all competitions scoring 67 goals and assisting on 34 occasions making him a hot prospect.

Manchester City were one team that were interested in the signing of Aguero and got their man in the summer of 2011 for £36 million.

His first season in a City shirt would be an amazing season with plenty of goals and appearances. 48 appearances in all competitions which saw the Argentine score 30 goals for the first time in his career.

40 appearances in the 12/13 season only saw the striker score 17 goals which is nowhere near his 30 tally from the previous season but still amazing.

Injuries plagued Aguero in the 13/14 season but still saw the player feature 34 times as he managed to score 28 goals that campaign.

His highest scoring campaign came in the 16/17 campaign scoring 33 goals that season and since then he has become City’s all time leading goalscorer with 254 goals in all competitions.

Internationally, he is close to making 100 appearances for the Argentina national team and has scored nearly 50 goals for his country.

He’s managed to win the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup with Atletico Madrid and he’s won the Premier League on four occasions, the FA Cup once,  the League Cup five times and the Community Shield three times.

Oliver Baumann

Credit: Sky Sports

The German shot stopper turns 30 today and has had a steady career over the past couple of years, but how did it all begin for Baumann.

Baumann would make it through the youth ranks at Freiburg and reach the senior first team in July 2009 after signing his professional contract from the U19’s.

He would not make his first team debut until the 09/10 season where he would concede a goal but played the whole 90 minutes with Freiburg being victorious that day.

He would make 31 appearances in the 10/11 season where he would keep eight clean sheets that season. He would get more clean sheets the next season with the keeper playing more games but, getting one more clean sheet.

15 clean sheets in the 12/13 season saw him become a regular in the Freiburg side. 42 appearances in the next season would see him only keep seven clean sheets but teams were on the lookout to potentially buy the player.

It was Bundesliga team that secured Baumann’s signature in the summer of 2014 as Hoffenheim bought the goalkeeper for £5 million.

He’s gone onto make over 200 appearances for Hoffenheim since joining them in the summer of 2014. He’s kept 48 clean sheets for the club in the matches that he has featured and has been a solid goalkeeper for the club.

He’s yet to make a name for himself to get his Germany national team debut, but has featured at every single level apart from the senior team.


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