The world of football has been paying tribute to former Ghana striker Junior Agogo who has died aged 40.
Agogo previously suffered a stroke in 2015 that left him struggling with his speech due to Aphasia.
After speaking about his experiences in a BBC documentary, the player expressed supporting for The National Brain Appeal’s fundraising campaign.
The striker began his career as a teenager at Sheffield Wednesday before moving to MLS playing for Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes before returning to England with QPR.
After leaving Loftus Road, Agogo had successful spells with Barnet, Bristol Rovers and Nottingham Forest.
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.
Two years at Forest saw Agogo score 23 times including finishing as the club’s top scorer as they successfully achieved League One promotion in 2008.
He then went on to feature for Egyptian side Zamalek, Cypriots Apollon Limassol and had a brief at SPL side Hibernian before calling time on his career.
At International level, Agogo played 27 times for Ghana, including at the 2008 African Cup of Nations where his five goals helped the Black Stars to a third place finish.
Tributes have come pouring in from the player’s former teams and teammates.
Rest in peace, Junior ❤️— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 22, 2019
#NFFC are saddened to learn that former striker Junior Agogo has passed away.
The thoughts of everyone at the club are with Junior’s family and friends at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/0t8wlpnEW1
💙 RIP Junior Agogo.— Bristol Rovers (@Official_BRFC) August 22, 2019
A Gas legend, scoring 41 goals in 126 appearances.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/iz7SyQCNiP
The Ghana Football Association is saddened by news of the sudden demise of ex-Ghana star Junior Agogo. On behalf of the Ghanaian football fraternity, we extend our sincere condolences to the family of our Black Star, Junior Agogo. May his soul Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/cRgskOyuC3— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) August 22, 2019
Gutted..Thanks for the memories JUNIOR💔💔💔 R.I.P bro pic.twitter.com/4LtQQ5woyf— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) August 22, 2019
Extremely sad to hear that ex-footballer Junior Agogo has passed away. Some of the team met up with him earlier this year to chat about his experience of aphasia after stroke, and he was very supportive of our Aphasia Appeal. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/tIXOpYQ6kB— NationalBrainAppeal (@BrainAppeal) August 22, 2019
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