Tributes have flooded in from across the football world following the tragic announcement that former Ghana international Junior Agogo has passed away at the age of 40.
Agogo, who played 27 times for Ghana, scoring 12 goals, died on Thursday in London.
The news has rocked football world, with many taking to social media to express their sadness and offer their condolences.
Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan was amongst the first.
He tweeted: “Gutted. Thanks for the memories JUNIOR”
Gutted..Thanks for the memories JUNIORðŸ’”ðŸ’”ðŸ’” R.I.P bro pic.twitter.com/4LtQQ5woyf
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) August 22, 2019
CAF Deputy General Secretary and former Ghana defender Anthony Baffoe tweeted: “May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo”
May his soul rest in perfect peace -rest well Junior Agogo ðŸ™ðŸ¿ðŸ™ðŸ¿ pic.twitter.com/cNJZfj7xjp
— Anthony Baffoe (@AnthonyBaffoe) August 22, 2019
Agogo began his career with Sheffield Wednesday but left to play in the United States after making just two appearances for the Owls.
Sheffield Wednesday said on Twitter: “Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Junior Agogo. Our thoughts are with Junior’s family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP”
Sheffield Wednesday are saddened to learn of the passing of our former player Junior Agogo.
Our thoughts are with Junior’s family and friends at this very difficult time. RIP pic.twitter.com/4AHHSuPw8M
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) August 22, 2019
He returned to England with Queens Parks Rangers in 2002, before going on to play for Brentford.
Agogo is best known for his time at Bristol Rovers where he scored 40 goals in three seasons.
He joined Nottingham Forest in 2006 and helped them achieve promotion to the Championship.
Nottingham Forest tweeted: “Rest in peace, Junior. #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.”
Rest in peace, Junior â¤ï¸
#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
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) August 22, 2019
Ghana Premier League clubs Wa All Stars and Liberty Professionals have also paid tribute via Twitter.
Liberty Professionals wrote: “We are saddened by the news of the demise of former Black Stars forward, Junior Agogo. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult moment. May his soul Rest In Peace.”
We are saddened by news of the demise of former Black Stass forward, Junior Agogo.
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult moment.
May his soul Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/8oVCniz44h
— Liberty Professionals FC (@LibertyProfFC) August 22, 2019
Wa All Stars: “We are saddened by the death of former Ghana Blackstar striker Junior Agogo. Our thought and prayers are with the family and the football fraternity in this difficult time.”
We are saddened by the death of former Ghana Blackstar strike Junior Agogo .
Our thought and prayers are with the family and the football fraternity in this difficult time .#RIP #ALLSTARS #Wedeliver pic.twitter.com/qrMYHt3moo
— WaAllStarsFC (@WaAllStarsFC) August 22, 2019
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