|Full name||Abel Enrique Aguilar Tapias|
|Date of birth||6 January 1985|
|Place of birth||Bogotá, Colombia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|2005||→ Ascoli (loan)||0||(0)|
|2007–2008||→ Xerez (loan)||48||(3)|
|2008–2009||→ Hércules (loan)||34||(9)|
|2009–2010||→ Zaragoza (loan)||27||(4)|
|2012–2013||→ Deportivo La Coruña (loan)||28||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aguilar was born in Bogotá. Serie A club Udinese Calcio bought his rights in the summer of 2005, from local Deportivo Cali, and loaned him immediately to fellow league team Ascoli Calcio 1898 due to the excess of foreign players in the roster; however, after some problems in the arrival of the transfer, the player missed pre-season training, only joining it a month into the season.
Aguilar returned to Udinese in January 2006, after having never played for Ascoli, but received few playing opportunities in the following months (one league match, and the UEFA Cup 0–1 loss at RC Lens, both incomplete).
For the following three years Aguilar was also loaned, always in the Spanish second division. He started out in January 2007 at Xerez CD, where he remained until the end of the 2007–08 campaign, always as first-choice.
In 2008–09 Aguilar represented Hércules CF, being a permanent fixture as the Alicante side fell three points short of a return to La Liga. On 24 July 2009 he was again loaned, now to Real Zaragoza, which in turn promoted to the top flight; he made his debut in the competition on 29 August, starting and playing 71 minutes in a 1–0 home win against CD Tenerife.
Subsequently, Aguilar returned to the under-20 (again as captain), helping them to a first-place finish at the 2005 South American Youth Cup with the consequent qualification for the World Championship of the category in the Netherlands. After helping the national team to three group stage wins, he could not prevent a round-of-16 1–2 ousting at the ends of Argentina.
Aguilar was selected by José Pekerman for his 2014 FIFA World Cup squad. He played his first-ever game in the tournament on 14 June, starting in a 3–0 group stage win against Greece which was also his 50th cap.
Scores and results lists Colombia's goal tally first.
|1.||12 July 2004||Estadio Mansiche, Trujillo, Peru||Peru||
||2004 Copa América|
|2.||17 July 2004||Costa Rica||
|3.||12 July 2005||Orange Bowl, Miami, United States||Trinidad and Tobago||
||2005 Gold Cup|
|4.||17 July 2005||Reliant Stadium, Houston, United States||Mexico||
|5.||25 June 2011||Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia||Senegal||
|6.||6 February 2013||Sun Life, Miami Gardens, United States||Guatemala||
- "Contratación de Abel Aguilar" [Abel Aguilar's signing] (in Spanish). Xerez's official website. 13 August 2007. Archived from the original on 27 July 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
- Abel Aguilar es el cuarto (Abel Aguilar is the fourth); Diario Equipo, 24 July 2009 (Spanish)
- "Real Zaragoza 1–0 Tenerife". ESPN Soccernet. 29 August 2009.[dead link]
- "Abel Aguilar vuelve a vestir de blanquiazul" [Abel Aguilar again a blanquiazul] (in Spanish). Hércules' official website. 24 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010.[dead link]
- Copa América 2004; at RSSSF
- "Colombia World Cup 2014 squad". The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2014. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- "Colombia back with a bang". FIFA. 14 June 2014. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
- "A. Aguilar – Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
- BDFutbol profile
- Abel Aguilar at National-Football-Teams.com
- Abel Aguilar – FIFA competition record
- Soccerway profile
- Abel Aguilar at ESPN FC