After his friend and fellow Argentinean Lionel Messi missed out on a fifth Ballon d'Or crown in a row in 2013, Sergio Aguero might be determined to be the player who brings the famous old trophy back to his country this year.
Many would see the award as a straight shootout between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but after Franck Ribery got so close to it last year―indeed, the Frenchman was many pundits' favourite for it until the final couple of months of 2013―perhaps we'll see a different winner in this World Cup year.
Aguero, although suffering from injury problems in the past couple of months, has established himself as one of the best forwards in the Premier League as he's hit goal after goal for Manchester City this season, whilst he'll be a key man in Argentina's challenge in Brazil in the summer.
But what will it take for Aguero to win it? And what qualities does he have that make him stand out from other players?
Here we take a look at just what could see him shoot to the top of the world game: