|Full name||Édgar Milciades Benítez Santander|
|Date of birth||8 November 1987|
|Place of birth||Repatriación, Caaguazú, Paraguay|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Left Forward|
|2008||→ Sol de América (loan)||37||(21)|
|2011–2012||→ Cerro Porteño (loan)||44||(11)|
|2012–2013||→ Toluca (loan)||36||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Édgar Milciades Benítez Santander (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣar βeˈnites]; born 8 November 1987), nicknamed Pájaro (bird), is a Paraguayan footballer who plays as a forward for Toluca in the Liga MX.]]
Benítez started his career in Club 12 de Octubre of Itaugua before moving to Libertad in 2005 where he won the Paraguayan 1st division tournament although he mostly played as a substitute. In 2008 he was signed by Sol de América and quickly established himself in the club, being one of the team's top goalscorers.
On 1 December 2008, it was announced that Benítez will play in the Mexican League for Pachuca CF. He made his debut with C.F. Pachuca on 2 January in the Interliga 2009, scoring his first goal with the club in the 4–0 win over Tecos UAG. He would end the tournament as the top goalscorer with 4 goals in 4 games, helping Pachuca obtain a spot in the qualifying round for the Copa Libertadores 2009.
Since 2009 he wasn't considered as a starter for Pachuca. He is mainly used as a substitute for every match. He has participated constantly in Pachuca's matches in Bicentenario 2010. On 20 February 2010 he started a match against Chiapas. He scored twice in this game and Pachuca secured a 2–2.
Due to his good performances with Sol de América he was called for the Paraguay national football team and had a good debut, playing in his first 2010 World Cup qualification match against Peru in which Paraguay won 1–0.
|1.||1 April 2009||Olímpico Atahualpa, Quito, Ecuador||Ecuador||1–1||1–1||2010 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2.||21 December 2011||Estadio La Portada, La Serena, Chile||Chile||1–1||3–2||Friendly Match|
|3.||15 February 2012||Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, Luque, Paraguay||Chile||1–0||2–0||Friendly Match|
|4.||22 February 2012||Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, Luque, Paraguay||Guatemala||1–0||2–1||Friendly Match|
|5.||22 March 2013||Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay||Uruguay||1–1||1–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Paraguayan Primera División (2): 2006, 2007
- Profile at BDFA
- Édgar Benítez at National-Football-Teams.com
- Édgar Benítez Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)
- Neuchâtel Xamax#Current squad