Junior Agogo Biography
Former Ghana striker, Manuel Junior Agogo has passed away after a long battle with Stroke.
Reports from London, where Agogo has been living for most part of his life, have confirmed the sad event that occurred on the morning of Thursday, 22nd August 2019.
Agogo represented Ghana, his country of birth, from 2006 to 2009 and was a popular figure in his favorite number 9 shirt.
He first made his debut for Ghana in 2006, in a friendly against OGC Nice ahead of Ghana’s maiden appearance at the world cup in Germany.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t make the 23-man squad for that world cup. He made his return to the Stars that same year and scored his first goal for Ghana, an equaliser in a friendly against Australia
He was then a major feature in the Stars from then onwards as he continued to put in successive impressive performances.
He also scored in Ghana’s high profile friendly against Nigeria at Brentford in 2007.
In 2008, Agogo was called up to Ghana’s 23-man squad ahead of the CAN 2008 AFCON. It was at this tournament that Agogo became a household name in Ghana.
His 3 goals made him Ghana’s top scorer at the tournament as Ghana beat Cote D’Ivoire to finish 3rd in the tournament.
In total, he played 27 times for Ghana, scoring 12 times.
At club level, Agogo played for 15 different clubs across England,Scotland, USA, Cyprus and Egypt.
His longest spell, however, was with Bristol Rovers where he spent 3 years between 2003-2006. He retired from the game in 2012 having made 305 club appearances and scoring 113 goals.
In 2015, Manuel Junior Agogo was diagnosed with Stroke after he collapsed in his home. He lived with it for 4 years until his untimely death in August 2019.
Manuel Junior Agogo was an old fashioned CF, who was known for his immense upper body strength and his efficiency.
He will be remembered as a fine gentleman on the pitch and a true Black Stars great.
The cause of his death is not yet known. But he was hospitalised in 2014 and 2015 after suffering a stroke – just two years after he retired from football.
Earlier this year, Agogo revealed he was still suffering from the after-effects of his stroke – including limited movement in his right hand.
He spent two months in hospital and later admitted he struggled with his speech – which left him lacking confidence and feeling isolated.
Despite his issues, Agogo was making the most of life before his death.
His posts on social media showed him checking into a hotel, hanging out at a bar and posing for pictures during a break.
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Junior Agogo Hobbies
Aside football, he has some hand full of hobbies. They include dancing, singing and swimming.
Junior Agogo Father
The name of his father is Mr Emmanuel Agogo. He’s a businessman. And he’s the one who encouraged Agogo to play football after he discovered his son’s love and talent for football while playing with his siblings (there are 11 of them) and friends.
Junior Agogo Family
Little is known about his mother. But there’s the face of this woman that we keep seeing in his pictures. She’s the one who have been taking care of him during her trying moments.