|Full name||Fernando João Lobo Aguiar|
|Date of birth||18 March 1972|
|Place of birth||Chaves, Portugal|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|2002–2003||→ União Leiria (loan)||28||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Aguiar amassed Primeira Liga totals of 138 games and 13 goals over the course of six seasons, representing in the competition Marítimo, Beira-Mar, Benfica, União de Leiria and Penafiel. He added 195/25 in the Segunda Liga.
Born in Chaves, Aguiar moved to Canada at an early age, beginning his career in the Canadian Soccer League where he represented hometown's Toronto Blizzard. Although the league disbanded in 1992, he remained with the team for its only season in the American Professional Soccer League.
Dubbed RoboCop due to his powerful frame, Aguiar started competing in Europe in 1994, with Portuguese first division side C.S. Marítimo. However, he had trouble making the first-team lineups and subsequently dropped down to the second level where he spent four of the next five years, playing for C.D. Nacional, F.C. Maia and S.C. Beira-Mar, helping the latter achieve promotion in 2000 and subsequently stay in the top flight.
Aguiar's good form was noticed by S.L. Benfica, for whom he signed a six-month contract in December 2001, going on to play a somewhat important defensive role. On 25 January 2004 he scored the only goal in a 1–0 away win against Vitória de Guimarães (in the 90th minute), assisted by Miklós Fehér who would die in the hospital just hours later; he also helped the Lisbon-side capture the 2004 Portuguese Cup.
After his cup-winning exploits, Aguiar transferred to Swedish club Landskrona BoIS. However, an injury and his high wages ruined the move, and he left after only a few months for F.C. Penafiel. In August 2005 he joined division two's Gondomar SC, representing it for four years and suffering relegation in the last, after which he was released at age 37, retiring shortly after.
Aguiar possessed both Portuguese and Canadian citizenship but, having grown up in Canada, he eventually featured for its national team. Ironically, he made his debut in a January 1995 SkyDome Cup match against Portugal, and went on to earn a total of 13 caps, scoring no goals.
- Beira Mar frente à Naval: Fernando Aguiar, o possante «Robocop» (Beira Mar against Naval: Fernando Aguiar, the powerful «Robocop»); Record, 22 July 2001 (in Portuguese)
- Gondomar-Belenenses, 1–4: O trem de Belém (Gondomar-Belenenses, 1–4: The Belém train); Record, 22 January 2007 (in Portuguese)
- Fernando Aguiar assinou contrato por seis meses (Fernando Aguiar signed six-month contract); Record, 12 December 2001 (in Portuguese)
- Benfica's Miklós Fehér dies after heart attack on pitch; The Guardian, 26 January 2004
- Fernando Aguiar: «Cumpri a palavra mas perdi dinheiro» (Fernando Aguiar: «I kept my word but i lost money»); Record, 25 August 2004 (in Portuguese)
- AF Porto – Pedrouços: Fernando Aguiar (antigo médio do Benfica) regressa aos relvados (Porto FA – Pedrouços: Fernando Aguiar (former Benfica midfielder) returns to the pitches); Agente Desportivo, 13 November 2013 (in Portuguese)
- "Vou tentar divertir-me" ("I will try to have fun"); SJPF, 9 January 2014 (in Portuguese)
- "Skydome Cup (Canada 1995)". RSSSF. Retrieved 13 May 2016.
- Fernando Aguiar – FIFA competition record