Former Nottingham Forest and Ghana striker Junior Agogo died in a London hospital on Thursday. He was 40.
Agogo, who netted 12 goals in 27 appearances for the Black Stars, suffered from a stroke in 2015, three years into retirement.

Junior Agogo, played 27 times for Ghana’s national team, scoring 11 goals. In 2008 he scored the winning goal as Ghana beat Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations, though the Black Stars were then beaten in the semifinals by Cameroon.
However, in the tournament’s third-place match Agogo also scored in Ghana’s 4-2 win over the Ivory Coast.

After a childhood spent in Ghana and England, Agogo began his career at Sheffield Wednesday in 1997 but only managed a couple of games for the Owls and, after a string of lower-league loan spells, moved to the MLS where he was a regular for the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes.

Returning to England in 2002, he enjoyed prolific spells at Barnet and Bristol Rovers where he scored 41 goals in 126 appearances. Agogo joined Nottingham Forest in 2006 and quickly won over the hearts of fans at the City Ground. He played a leading role in the club’s 2007-2008 league campaign, helping Forest win promotion to the Championship — English football’s second-tier — according to one fan.

He ended his career with Hibernian in 2012.

Agogo reportedly suffered a stroke in 2015 and struggled with his speech afterward.
His former clubs turned to social media to show their respect.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.

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