The recognition of a legend
Manchester City honoured Sergio by unveiling a statue of his image on Etihad Stadium on the 10th anniversary of the historic 93:20 goal - when Kun scored on QPR that secured City's first Premier League title after a 44-year drought.
Sergio attended the ceremony, visibly proud and touched by the gesture. He stated that "this goal changed my life and the club's history, paving our way to keep on winning many more titles in the following years."
Kun was joined by other players who took part in winning the 2011-2012 tournament, like Yaya Toure, Joleon Lescott, Pablo Zabaleta, Gael Clichy, Nigel De Jong, and some of the directors of the FC.
The large-scale statue was created by Andy Scott and crafted using many pieces of galvanized steel. Scott, one of the most prominent sculptors of his generation, is renowned for assembling imposing figurative works. He worked on the piece in his Philadelphia-based studio, and earlier this month, it was shipped to Manchester City.
Celebrations for the 10th anniversary continued with a luncheon for the attendants, and it was followed up by the inauguration of a mosaic in the streets of Manchester to commemorate Kun and the 93:20 goal – which, along with this statue, will remain a site of pilgrimage for football lovers worldwide.