Breaking down Sergio Aguero’s record 178 Man City goals

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Sergio Aguero is now the all-time leading goalscorer in Manchester City’s history.

The Argentine striker, 29, scored his 178th goal in a City shirt on Wednesday in their 4-2 win at Napoli in the UEFA Champions League.

Going ahead of Eric Brooks’ goalscoring record, which stood for 78 years, Aguero had etched himself into City folklore.

Below, via the guys at Opta, we break down how, when and where he has scored the goals which have made him into a Manchester City legend.


Type of goal
Inside the box – 162 (91%)
Outside the box – 16 (9%)
Right foot – 131 (74%)
Left foot – 32 (18%)
Header – 15 (8%)

Competition
129 goals in 188 Premier League games
24 goals in 43 Champions League games
14 goals in 15 FA Cup games
4 goals in 12 League Cup games
4 goals in 4 Europa League games
3 goals in 1 Champions League qualifying game

Teams Aguero has scored most goals against
Newcastle United – 11
Tottenham Hotspur – 10
Watford – 9
Manchester United – 8
Chelsea – 8
West Ham – 8
Stoke City – 8

Most assists for Aguero
David Silva – 19
Yaya Toure – 16
Kevin De Bruyne – 11
Samir Nasri – 11

By season
2011-12: 30 goals in 48 games
2012-13: 17 goals in 40 games
2013-14: 28 goals in 34 games
2014-15: 32 goals in 42 games
2015-16: 29 goals in 44 games
2016-17: 33 goals in 45 games
2017-18: 9 goals in 11 games (so far)