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Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana star Junior Agogo dies aged 40

Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana star Junior Agogo dies aged 40 Ghana’s 2008 AFCON Quarter-final hero dies in London
Cary Erickson | 22 August, 2019, 21:28

Former Ghana global Junior Agogo has died in London.

He has been suffering from a stroke since 2015 and underwent rehabilitation two years ago.

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.

"The Ghana Football Association is saddened by news of the sudden demise of ex-Ghana star Junior Agogo", statement from the Ghana FA read.

The football fraternity would forever remember him for his huge contribution to Ghanaian football.

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Junior Agogo played 27 times for Ghana over the course of his worldwide career, scoring 12 goals. I couldn't speak. I was in a bad way.

The burly striker spent most of his professional career in England and scored a total of 113 goals in 350 league games over 15 years. He started out at Sheffield Wednesday in 1997, before going on loan to Oldham Athletic, Chester, Chesterfield and Lincoln City.

He spent some time in the MLS as well Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids and the Quakes.

He made his way back to England with a transfer to Queens Park Rangers in 2002, before stints at Forest and Bristol Rovers.

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.