Aarón Padilla

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Padilla and the second or maternal family name is Mota.
Aarón Padilla
Personal information
Full name Aarón Padilla Mota
Date of birth (1977-08-13) 13 August 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2004 Atlante 69 (10)
2004–2006 América 34 (15)
2005–2007 Necaxa 22 (3)
2007–2008 Atlas 5 (0)
2008–2009 Jaguares 15 (1)
2009–2010 Veracruz 0 (0)
2011–2012 Puebla 8 (2)
National team
2005 Mexico 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 8, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aarón Padilla Mota (born August 13, 1977) was a Mexican footballer.

Padilla started his career at Atlante in 1998. Despirte playing sparsely during his stint at Atlante, he managed to score at least a goal in each season he played in after 2001, asserting his quality as a goalscoring forward. In 2004, Padilla was transferred to Club América.

In his first season with the Águilas, although only playing for 120 minutes, Padilla scored three goals. The following season, Clausura 2005, Aarón was an integral part of the team's title run, scoring seven goals, including three in the playoffs and two in the championship series versus Tecos UAG. His success at the club level led Mexican national team coach Ricardo Lavolpe to select Aaron to play for Mexico in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

He won CONCACAF Champions Cup and became top goalscorer of CONCACAF Champions Cup with 4 goals in 2006.

Aaron Padilla was transferred to Necaxa during the Summer of 2006. He was signed by Atlas for the start of the 2007 Clausura tournament.

Padilla's father, Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, is head of the Referee's Committee in the Mexican First Division.

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