Carlos Aimar

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Carlos Aimar
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Personal information
Full name Carlos Daniel Aimar
Date of birth (1950-07-21) 21 July 1950 (age 68)
Place of birth Corral de Bustos, Argentina
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Sporting Club
1971–1978 Rosario Central 310 (32)
1979 San Lorenzo 8 (0)
Total 318 (32)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Deportivo Español
1989 Logroñés
1989–1990 Boca Juniors
1991–1992 Rosario Central
1992–1994 Logroñés
1994–1995 Celta
1996 San Lorenzo
1997 Logroñés
1999 Tenerife
2001–2002 Lanús
2003–2004 Leganés
2005 Quilmes
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlos Daniel Aimar (born 21 July 1950) is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a midfielder, and a current coach.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Corral de Bustos, Marcos Juárez, Córdoba, Aimar started his senior career with hometown's Sporting Club. In 1971, after impressing in a friendly, he moved to Rosario Central.

On 16 May 1971 Aimar made his Primera División debut, in a defeat against Estudiantes de La Plata. After making his debut, he was regularly used by the club, being a part of the squad in its 1971 and 1973 league-winning campaigns.

Aimar also appeared with Rosario in three Copa Libertadores editions, and ended his spell at the club in 1978 with a total of 334 matches and 32 goals.[1] In 1979, he joined fellow league team San Lorenzo de Almagro, and eventually retired with the club in the end of the year, aged 28.

Managerial career[edit]

Aimar's first managerial experience was at Deportivo Español in 1988. The following year he moved abroad, being appointed manager of CD Logroñés in La Liga.

After a one-year spell at Boca Juniors,[2] Aimar returned to his lifetime club Rosario Central in 1991. He subsequently returned to Logroñés, avoiding relegation during his two campaigns in charge.

In 1994 Aimar was appointed at the helm of Celta de Vigo, also in the top division. He was sacked in October 1995,[3] and was later named manager of another club he represented as a player, San Lorenzo.

In 1997 Aimar returned to Logroñés for a third spell,[4] but failed to avoid its top flight relegation. He was subsequently in charge of CD Tenerife,[5] Club Atlético Lanús, CD Leganés[6] and Quilmes Atlético Club before retiring from football and becoming a sports commentator.



Rosario Central


  1. ^ "El recuerdo del "Cai"" [The memory of "Cai"] (in Spanish). Rosario Central's official website. 29 December 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Carlos "Cai" Aimar: "Boca pasa por un momento complicado"" [Carlos "Cai" Aimar: "Boca is going through a hard time"] (in Spanish). Cadena 3. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  3. ^ "El Celta hará hoy oficial el cese de Almar" [Celta will turn official today the sacking of Aimar] (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 17 October 1995. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Carlos Aimar, entre el Espanyol y el Logroñés" [Carlos Aimar, between Espanyol and Logroñés] (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 12 January 1997. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Se va Carlos Aimar y el volcán explota" [Carlos Aimar goes and the volcano erupts] (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 8 May 1999. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Carlos Aimar ya entrena al Leganés" [Carlos Aimar already manages Leganés] (PDF) (in Spanish). Mundo Deportivo. 15 August 2003. Retrieved 30 March 2016.

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