Junior Agogo: Five things to know about the former Black Stars striker

BREAKING NEWS Former Ghana Striker Junior Agogo Is Dead

Agent Saif Rubie tweeted: "Just heard the news that one of my first clients ever Junior Agogo has passed away".

News of the former Ghana international's death broke early on Thursday afternoon, with several of his former clubs paying tribute to the footballer on social media.

A prolific stint with Colorado Rapids contributed to the rising of Agogo's stock, with successful spells at Barnet, Bristol Rovers and Nottingham Forest following before his career began to wind down.

Agogo had a devastating stroke in 2015, and revealed he was "in a bad way" after the incident. I was near the Marriott Hotel and the stroke happened. "I was baffled, man". Agogo scored a total of 143 goals during his professional football career.

During that time he was sent out on loan to Oldham Athletic, Chester City, Chesterfield, and Lincoln City.


Agogo spent two productive seasons in MLS in 2000 and 2001, scoring 15 goals in 47 appearances overall.

The former Black Stars talisman would later spend two months before he eventually passed on after losing battle with the serious ailment.

He returned to England with Queens Parks Rangers in 2002, before going on to play for Brentford.

Agogo found the net 19 times in 39 for the North London side before moving to the Memorial Stadium where he scored 41 times in 126 appearances over three years.

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