|Full name||Paul Nicolás Aguilar Rojas|
|Date of birth||6 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2004–2005||→ Indios (loan)||37||(2)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 December 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Aguilar is known for being an offensive minded defender with exceptional pace who can overlap other midfielders to join in an attacking play and who also has an accurate shot from long-distance.
Paul Aguilar began his career with Pachuca Club de Fútbol in 2002. He started off in Pachuca's affiliate (second division) team, Pachuca Juniors. In 2004 he was loaned to Indios de Ciudad Juárez for two seasons in order to gain more experience. After returning to Pachuca in 2005 and making 27 appearances with the "B team" (Pachuca Juniors), Aguilar finally made his first-team debut in the 2006 Apertura tournament on 6 August in a match against Cruz Azul, with the match ending in a 2–3 defeat. Paul Aguilar played the entire ninety minutes and scored a goal in the 56th minute of the game. Pachuca won the 2007 Clausura championship after defeating América in the final. Paul Aguilar became a mainstay within the squad and won the confidence of manager Enrique Meza. Aguilar would barely miss a game since earning a starting position at right-back during the 2008 Clausura. Paul Aguilar also participated in the 2008 and 2010 FIFA Club World Cups with Pachuca. His performance with the club earned him a spot in the final 23-man national team squad who would play the 2010 FIFA World Cup. After five years and ten seasons with Pachuca, Paul Aguilar was sold to América for the 2011 Apertura in exchange for Juan Carlos Silva and Enrique Esqueda.
Paul Aguilar was officially transferred from Pachuca to América on 23 May 2011 for the Apertura 2011 tournament. Aguilar made his debut with América on 31 July 2011 in a league match against Toluca, which ended in a 1–1 draw. Aguilar immediately became a popular player with the club's fans and is considered within the institution and among his teammates as a "joker" and a "prankster". He is also known for his acrobatic goal celebrations, doing peculiar dances and back-flips. Paul scored his first goal with América in the 90th minute against arch-rivals Guadalajara in the Súper Clásico which América won with a 1–0 score. On 26 May 2013, Paul Aguilar won his first title with América after defeating Cruz Azul in the Clausura final. Aguilar has publicly stated that he would like to end his career at América.
Mexico national team
In October 2007 Paul Aguilar received his first calle-up by coach Hugo Sánchez to play a friendly match against Nigeria, however he received no playing time. In 2009 Aguilar was called-up again, now by coach Javier Aguirre, and made his debut with the national team on 30 September 2009 in a friendly match against Colombia in Dallas, with the match ending in a 1–2 defeat for Mexico. Paul Aguilar played the entire ninety minutes and scored his first international goal on his debut. He scored a simple tap-in goal inside the box being assisted by Javier Hernández. In 2010 Javier Aguirre called up Aguilar to play the international friendlies in preparation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Mexico's first game of 2010 was a 5–0 win over Bolivia, in which Paul scored his second goal for Mexico in only his second appearance. He scored off a corner-kick, being assisted by Braulio Luna. Paul Aguilar made the final cut for those participating in the World Cup.
He started in Mexico's first game against South Africa, but was substituted out for Andrés Guardado. He did not participate in any of the next three matches. In 2011 Aguilar participated in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup held in the United States, however only playing in one match in the competition (the semi-final match against Honduras). Aguilar also participated in the 2011 Copa America held in Argentina, playing in all three group matches as a right-back. In 2012 he saw no activity with the national team.
In 2013 he played in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Jamaica, though the match ended in a 0–0 draw. Aguilar received another call up by coach Miguel Herrera in October 2013 for a friendly match against Finland and the two intercontinental playoff matches against New Zealand. Aguilar would go on to score Mexico's first goal in the 5–1 win over New Zealand at the Estadio Azteca on 13 November.
As of 13 November 2013
|1.||30 September 2009||Cotton Bowl, Dallas, United States||Colombia||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|2.||25 February 2010||Candlestick Park, San Francisco, United States||Bolivia||5–0||5–0||Friendly|
|3.||13 November 2013||Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico||New Zealand||1–0||5–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Primera División (1): Clausura 2007
- Copa Sudamericana (2): 2006
- CONCACAF Champions League (3): 2007, 2008, 2009–10
- Paul Aguilar Liga MX stats at Medio Tiempo.com (Spanish)