Junior Agogo Is Dead: Former Nottingham Forest And Ghana Striker Dies Aged 40


Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40, after the striker passed away in London on Thursday morning (August 22).
Former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday striker Junior Agogo has died at the age of 40.
Agogo, who most recently played for Hibernian in 2012, had a stroke in 2015, although the exact cause of death hasn't been confirmed.
The striker was a Ghanaian star after his performances in the Africa Cup of Nations in 2008.
He scored 12 goals in 27 appearances for the national side, while also scoring 20 goals for Forest between 2006 and 2008.
Agent Saif Rubie tweeted: “Just heard the news that one of my first clients ever Junior Agogo has passed away.
“Still can't believe it. One of my proudest moments in football is seeing him smash the AFCON in Ghana.”
Agogo had a devastating stroke in 2015, and revealed he was "in a bad way" after the incident.
Speaking after his stroke, Agogo told the BBC: “I was running with my dog. I was coming back home. I was near the Marriott Hotel and the stroke happened.
“When I woke up I was in hospital with my mum. I couldn’t speak. I was in a bad way.
“I had thoughts, but I was like where is my voice. I was baffled, man.”
Agogo had a terrific career spanning 15 years in the game, and played for 15 teams in total.
He started his career in 1997 at Sheffield Wednesday, where he played twice in three years.
During that time he was sent out on loan to Oldham Athletic, Chester City, Chesterfield, and Lincoln City.
In 2000, he signed for MLS team Chicago Fire, before quickly moving on to the Colorado Rapids. He made 32 appearances for the Rapids, scoring 11 goals.
A year later and Agogo moved to the San Jose Earthquakes, where he scored four goals in 14 appearances.
It was in the year 2002 that he moved back to the UK, and signed a deal with Queens Park Rangers.
He stayed in West London for a single season, before heading across town to Barnet, where he also stayed for a year.
Agogo made the trip west to Bristol Rovers, and made 126 appearances for them.
He stayed at Rovers for three years, before moving to Forest, where he featured 64 times.

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