The news of Ghana’s ex forward, Manuel ‘Junior’ Agogo is still ricocheting the media landscape. In this write-up, we put the spotlight on his relatively glittering career that saw him play for over 13 clubs.
The tall bulky player who began his professional career at Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a relatively successful career that saw him play for clubs like Chicago Fire, Queens Park Rangers, Zamalek, and Nottingham Forest among others.
In a career spanning 15 years, Agogo played 350 games, scoring 113 times at club level. However, it is his national performance that shot him to fame and earned him the recognition of one Africa’s finest poachers.
Agogo’s first goal for the Black Stars came in a friendly against Australia in 2006.
He was also among the goal scorers in Ghana’s 4-1 thrashing of Nigeria’s Super Eagles in a friendly played Brentford’s Griffin Park in London.
Agogo became a hero and endeared himself to the Ghanaian populace with his sterling performance at 2008 AFCON tourney.
His only goal in the game against Namibia in their Group A opener made all the difference. The striker went on to score two more goals with against Nigeria and Ivory Coast in that tournament.
He clocked 12 goals in 27 matches for Black Stars between 2006 and 2009.