(CNN) — A former global footballer for Ghana along with several English soccer clubs has died at age 40.
Junior Agogo, played 27 times for the national team of Ghana, scoring 11 goals. Though Cameroon subsequently beat in the semifinals the Black Stars, in 2008 he scored the winning goal since Ghana defeat Nigeria in the quarterfinals of their Africa Cup of Nations.
Nonetheless, on the Ivory Coast Agogo scored in the third place game of the tournament.
The striker’s career was dominated by charms in England with Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol Rovers — but in addition, he played soccer in the US, Scotland and Cyprus.
Agogo struggled with his speech and suffered a stroke.
He started his career in Sheffield Wednesday but just produced two Premier League appearances.
Agogo went on to join and flourish at Bristol Rovers in 2003, where he scored 41 goals.
His former clubs switched to websites to show their respect.
Agogo joined Nottingham Forest at 2006 and immediately won over fans’ hearts at the City Ground.
He played a leading role in the club 2007-2008 league effort, assisting Forest win promotion to the Championship — the second grade of English football — according to one fan.
Harry Cunliffe, who’s followed closely Nottingham Forest his whole life, told CNN Sport”everybody loved” Agogo, describing the forwards just as a”fan favorite.”
His partnership with all”Nathan Tyson fired Forest straight back to the Championship in a number of this club’s darkest times,” additional Cunliffe.
Nottingham Forest said their thoughts were Junior’s friends and loved ones at this”sad time.”
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