Alberto Aguilar Leiva

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Personal information
Full name Alberto Aguilar Leiva
Date of birth (1984-07-12) 12 July 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Benamejí, Spain
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 22
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Málaga B 52 (4)
2003 Málaga 1 (0)
2005–2007 Getafe 32 (0)
2008 Granada 74 20 (1)
2008–2010 Albacete 69 (3)
2010–2013 Córdoba 83 (5)
2013– Ponferradina 43 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 October 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Aguilar and the second or maternal family name is Leiva.

Alberto Aguilar Leiva, simply known as Alberto (born 12 July 1984), is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for SD Ponferradina as a midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Alberto was born in Benamejí, Córdoba. A product of Málaga CF's youth system he made his professional debuts for the first team in the last match of the 2002–03 season, a 0–1 La Liga away loss against RCD Mallorca, while also helping the B-side achieve a 2003 promotion to the second division.

For the 2005–06 campaign Alberto moved to Madrid's Getafe CF, amassing 30 top flight appearances in his first two years combined and also playing an important part in the side's runner-up run in the Copa del Rey. However, the arrival of coach Michael Laudrup deemed him surplus to requirements in his third, which prompted a release in January 2008 with a move to second level's Granada 74 CF.

The following season Alberto stayed in the category, moving to Albacete Balompié. In August 2010, as a free agent, he returned to his native Andalusia, signing for Córdoba CF.




Alberto's older brother, Edu Aguilar, is also a footballer, and a midfielder. Having spent almost his entire career in the lower leagues, he appeared twice in the first division for Racing de Santander, adding two games in the second level (one for FC Barcelona B and Deportivo Alavés each).[1]


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