Published: Thu, August 22, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Junior Agogo dead: Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker dies aged 40

Junior Agogo dead: Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker dies aged 40

Agogo was hospitalised in 2014 and 2015 after suffering a stroke - just two years after he retired from football.

Former Ghana global Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40, the Ghana FA have announced.

He averaged nearly a goal every other game, scoring 12 times in 27 appearances, including four in seven World Cup Qualifiers.

On his home continent of Africa, the former forward will no doubt be remembered most for his standout performances for Ghana at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, where he scored three goals in six outings in what would ultimately end in a third-place finish. "One of my proudest moments in football is seeing him smash the AFCON in Ghana".

Ghanaian club Asante Kotoko posted "We are saddened to learn of the death of former Black Stars striker, Junior Agogo. Because I couldn't speak".

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He spent some time in the MLS as well Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids and the Quakes.

He made 350 appearances throughout his club career.

However, he grabbed his first goal for the Black Stars later that year, hitting the equaliser in a friendly with Australia.

In the year 2002, he moved back to the United Kingdom, and signed a deal with Queens Park Rangers.

He enjoyed the most prolific period of his career with Bristol Rovers scoring 35 times for the club before moving to Nottingham Forest in 2006, scoring 21 times.

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