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Former Fire striker Junior Agogo dies at age 40

He was best known for his time in the United Kingdom and as a member of the Ghana national team.

Former Chicago Fire striker Junior Agogo has died at age 40.
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Ghanaian forward Junior Agogo, who played one match for the Chicago Fire in 2000, died Thursday at age 40.

Agogo is best known for his time at English club Bristol Rovers where he scored 40 goals in three seasons, according to a report from Sky Sports. He scored three goals as a member of the Ghana national team during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations, according to the Guardian.

The Fire signed Agogo in Feb. 24, 2000. He played a single match for the club before being traded to the Colorado Rapids on April 10, 2000.

According to a report in the Guardian, Agogo suffered a stroke in 2015, two years after he retired from soccer.