Published: Thu, August 22, 2019
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Former Black Stars striker, Junior Agogo dies at age 40

Former Black Stars striker, Junior Agogo dies at age 40

In an interview with the BBC Four documentary to raise awareness of Aphasia on World Stroke Day the former Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers striker was visibly seen struggling to put words together.

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.

"For the joy, the happiness and the smiles you brought to millions of Ghanaians, you will always be in our heart".

"When I woke up I was in hospital with my mum. I was baffled, man".

Having started his career by coming through the academy at Sheffield Wednesday, he spent spells on loan in the lower reaches of English football to hone his talents.

He spent time in the U.S. at Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes.

A short spell at QPR followed but he moved to Barnet in 2002 where he found his form in front of goal again with 19 in 39 games.

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

Agogo made the trip west to Bristol Rovers, and made 126 appearances for them.

He spent the majority of his professional career in the United Kingdom, scoring 35 goals across two League Two seasons with Bristol Rovers, and later hitting the net 13 times to help Nottingham Forrest earn promotion from League One in the 2007-08 campaign.

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