The Guardian has published their yearly poll to determine the top 100 players worldwide – with Lionel Messi nabbing the 1st place once more. Trailing him were Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane, and Kun rose up to the 13th spot, two places above his past scoring.
The news outlet expounded that since 2012, Sergio has always been present among the top 20 players of the ranking. In their words, he was "deservedly up a couple of places after another year of making the extraordinary look ordinary". The article continues, stating that, "in 2019 alone Agüero equalled Alan Shearer’s record for Premier League hat-tricks, became Manchester City’s record league goalscorer, won the Premier League title for a fourth time and moved up to sixth on the Premier League all-time scorers list." Finally, a prediction is cast – Sergio "will ease past Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard in that chart before the end of the season because he has managed to hold off the challenge of Gabriel Jesus for City’s sole striking spot", citing that Kun "even found time to score a couple of goals as Argentina finished third in the Copa América."