Junior Agogo: Former Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers striker dies, aged 40

Junior Agogo, the former Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers striker, has died at the age of 40.

The ex-Ghana striker, who began his career at Sheffield Wednesday, played 27 times for his country and scored 12 goals.

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Agogo played for 15 clubs in a 15-year career
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He retired at Scottish club Hibs in 2012, ending a 15-year career which also saw him play in the United States, Cyprus and France.

Agogo had a stroke in 2015 and suffered problems with his speech thereafter, and in 2017, he told a BBC Four documentary he felt anxious about his language.

His greatest success came in his three years at Bristol Rovers between 2003 and 2006, where he scored 41 goals in 126 appearances.

Tributes came pouring in on social media from Agogo’s former clubs and teammates following the sad news.

Ex-Hibs goalkeeper Graham Stack posted on Twitter: “Devastated at hearing the news of the passing of friend and ex-Hibs team mate Junior Agogo, Junior struggled with his health in recent years but doesn’t make it any easier.

“We shared some great memories on the pitch and even more of them off it.”

International team-mate and former Hibs defender Francis Dickoh said: “Absolutely heartbreaking news, my former Ghana international teammate Junior Agogo has passed! Way to to early. May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace.”

Asamoah Gyan, one of his former teammates, added: “Gutted. Thanks for the memories Junior. RIP bro.”

 

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