Rarely anyone would have a soccer-related family tree as the one Benjamin Aguero possesses. Benjamin is the son of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero, grandson of Argentine legend Diego Maradona, and godson of one of the greatest players ever, Lionel Messi.
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Benjamin was born on February 19, 2009, in Spain, Madrid. He was born to Sergio Aguero and Gianna Maradona, the youngest daughter of the late Diego Maradona. Benjamin is 13 years old and is expected to follow in many of his relatives’ footsteps and become a soccer player. He took his first steps toward that in March this year. However, it is too early to decide the youngster’s career choice.
Who is the father and grandfather of Benjamin Aguero?
Benjamin’s father is the former Manchester City player Sergio Aguero, also known as Kun Agüero. During his decade-long association with the blue side of Manchester, Sergio became one of the best strikers of this generation. He is the club’s all-time top goalscorer with 260 goals to his name in all competitions. He also holds the record for the most Premier League hat-tricks, with 12.
Benjamin’s grandfather is the great soccer player Diego Maradona. Maradona, who died on November 25, 2020, was an Argentine soccer player and manager. Benjamin is the son of his youngest daughter, Gianna.
Maradona is an Argentine legend and he is widely regarded all over the world as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He is one of the two joint recipients of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century award. He played his domestic football for Boca Juniors, Barcelona, and Napoli. Maradona is a World Cup winner with Argentina in 1986.
How did Lionel Messi become the Godfather of Benjamin Aguero?
Lionel Messi and Antonela Roccuzzo are the godparents of Sergio Aguero’s son Benjamin. Messi and Aguero are very good friends. So much so that since Aguero’s retirement from international football, Messi had decided to stay alone in his room. He used to earlier share his room with Sergio.
After Sergio left Manchester City, he made a move to Barcelona to get a chance to play with Messi in club soccer. However, Messi and Barcelona had to part ways before Sergio could ever play with Messi in Barcelona colors.
What is Benjamin Aguero doing now?
Benjamin joined the Argentine club Tigre in March, as announced by his father on Twitch. He said: “Benjamin went to Tigre because his best friend is going. He went to try out last week and he wrote to me and tells me: ‘Pa, I stayed.’
“I called him there, congratulated him, and told him: ‘Look, you have all this year to get your act together and then see if you really like it.’
“He had a good time, he enjoyed the two practices, but we don’t know if he is going to keep going.”
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According to Benjamin’s Instagram account, where he has 1 million followers, he is still playing for Tigre.
Benjamin and Sergio were both in Qatar to support Argentina at the FIFA World Cup 2022. And Benjamin was spotted posing with Messi’s final-winning shorts after the thrilling final that ended 3-3 in extra time and 4-2 in penalties.