Home SPORTS Manuel Junior Agogo (1979-2019): A club career in pictures

    Manuel Junior Agogo (1979-2019): A club career in pictures

    Former Ghana international Manuel Junior Agogo was cremated today in London.

    The Ghana delegation was represented at the funeral ceremony by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Perry Curtis Okudzeto Ablakwa, Anthony Baffoe and GFA Normalisation Committee members Naa Odofoley Nortey and Samuel Osei Kuffour.

    Agogo played for 15 clubs during his career as a professional footballer.

    He started his youth career at Sheffield Wednesday before progressing to the senior team in 1997 where he managed only two senior appearances in three years amid loan stints with Oldham Athletic,  Chester City,  Chesterfield and Lincoln City.

    Agogo at Oldham Athletic

    Agogo scored six goals in 10 appearances at Chester City.

    In 2000 Agogo left Sheffield Wednesday and moved to the United States to play for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer.

    He was traded to the Colorado Rapids after playing just one match in Chicago, going on to score 11 goals in 32 appearances for the Rapids.

    He was traded from Colorado to the San Jose Earthquakes in June 2001 for Chris Carrieri. He played for the Earthquakes for the rest of the 2001 season, culminating with their MLS Championship victory.

    In 2002, Agogo returned to England, this time with Queens Park Rangers. He made his debut coming off the bench away against Swindon Town. However, after only two appearances he moved to Football Conference side Barnet.

    In the summer of 2003, Agogo joined Third Division side Bristol Rovers. He played the first thirteen games of the 2003–04 season before having to have an operation which kept him out for the next nine games. He finished the campaign with 22 goals in all competitions. In the 2004–05 season, Agogo scored 20 goals in 51 appearances; the following season he scored 18 goals from 44 appearances.

    On August 30, 2006 Agogo joined Nottingham Forest for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year contract.

    Agogo was sold during the summer for a fee of £565,000 to Zamalek SC.

    Agogo joined Apollon Limassol on August 5, 2009, signing a two-year contract with the Cypriots.

    Agogo signed a one-year contract with Scottish Premier League club Hibernian, who were managed by his former Nottingham Forest manager, Colin Calderwood, in July 2011. 

    Agogo scored his first goal for Hibs on 24 September 2011, in a 3–3 draw against Dundee United. He was released from his contract in January 2012, after making 14 appearances for the club.

    By: graphic.com.gh


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