Nottingham Forest legend and Ghana star Junior Agogo dies
“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.” At the time, he was reported to be living in London with his mother and dog, Blanket, in a flat described as a shrine to his career. “I’m alive. I’m well. Let’s get onto my football days,” he said in the programme, pointing to shirts on the wall. Agogo started his career with Sheffield Wednesday during their time in the Premier League, making two appearances for the club, before a stint in the United States. He returned to England with QPR in 2002 then moved to Barnet, bagging 19 goals in 39 games to earna move to Bristol Rovers. It was with Rovers that he starred with over 40 goals across three seasons, earning his move to Forest and firing them into the Championship. He scored 13 goals as they earned promotion to the Championship from League One before being sold to Zamalek in 2008. He finished his career in Scotland, being signed by former Forest boss Colin Calderwood at Hibernian on a one-year deal in July 2011. Agogo scored once in 14 appearances before retiring at the end of the season. On the international stage, he scored the winner for Ghana in the 2008 African Cup of Nations quarter-final against Nigeria and was a key part in their third-placed finish.
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
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