Luis Aguiar

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Luis Aguiar
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Aguiar playing for Peñarol in 2011
Personal information
Full name Luis Bernardo Aguiar Burgos
Date of birth (1985-11-17) 17 November 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Mercedes, Uruguay
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Alianza Lima
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Liverpool Montevideo 77 (15)
2006 Universidad Concepción (loan) 27 (9)
2007–2008 Porto 0 (0)
2007 Estrela Amadora (loan) 7 (0)
2008 Académica (loan) 12 (1)
2008–2009 Braga 28 (4)
2009–2011 Dynamo Moscow 14 (2)
2010 Braga (loan) 14 (3)
2010–2011 Braga (loan) 12 (2)
2011 Peñarol (loan) 11 (2)
2011–2012 Sporting CP 0 (0)
2011–2012 Peñarol (loan) 25 (8)
2012–2013 San Lorenzo 14 (3)
2013–2016 Peñarol 63 (19)
2014 Vitória (loan) 10 (0)
2016 Braga 0 (0)
2017– Alianza Lima 11 (7)
National team
2005 Uruguay U20 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 April 2017.

Luis Bernardo Aguiar Burgos (born 17 November 1985) is an Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Peruvian club Alianza Lima as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Mercedes, Soriano, Aguiar started his career with Liverpool FC Montevideo. After an impressive season he transferred to FC Porto of Portugal[1] but, after only two months with the club, not being able to reach the first team, he was loaned out, during that season, to C.F. Estrela da Amadora and Académica de Coimbra.

On 11 April 2008, Aguiar scored in a 3–0 surprise victory for the "students" against S.L. Benfica. His very first goal in the Primeira Liga proved crucial for the Coimbra side, which finally narrowly avoided relegation as 12th.

In July 2008, Aguiar remained in Portugal, signing with rising club S.C. Braga. He was essential in helping the Minho team win 11 of their first 15 competitive matches, netting on five occasions. On 23 October 2008 he scored from a free kick in another 3–0 surprising win, this time against England's Portsmouth in the campaign's UEFA Cup.[2]

After having been essential in Braga's qualification for the Europa League, Aguiar moved to FC Dynamo Moscow in Russia, for 2.5 millions. However, only a few months afterwards, he returned to league leaders – eventually finished second – Braga, on loan until June, eventually surpassing Hugo Viana in the club's pecking order at central midfielder. He returned to Dynamo after his loan expired,[3] only to re-sign with the Portuguese the following month, in the same predicament.

Aguiar started 2010–11 again in the starting XI, still under manager Domingos Paciência. However, he would ironically lose his place to Viana, and left in late January 2011, returning to his country after a lengthy absence and joining C.A. Peñarol, still owned by Dynamo Moscow.

On 5 July 2011, Aguiar was sold by Dynamo Moscow to Sporting Clube de Portugal, signing a four-year contract with the Lisbon club and reuniting with former Braga boss Paciência.[4] However, in late September, without having made any official appearances, he returned to Peñarol, again on loan.

On 27 July 2012, Aguiar moved to Argentine Primera División side San Lorenzo de Almagro on a two-year deal. He subsequently returned to Peñarol for a further three Uruguayan Primera División seasons, being loaned to Brazil's Esporte Clube Vitória in 2014.

Aguiar returned to Braga for a fourth spell on 29 June 2016, becoming newly appointed manager José Peseiro's first signing.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Aguiar's brother, Carlos, is also a professional footballer, who also represented Académica.[6]


  1. ^ "Porto add Bolatti and Aguiar". 3 July 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Braga put three past Portsmouth". 23 October 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  3. ^ АГИЯР ПРИСОЕДИНИЛСЯ К «ДИНАМО» (Aguiar joins Dynamo); Dynamo Moscow, 2010 (in Russian)
  4. ^ "Aguiar e Rubio no Sporting" [Aguiar and Rubio in Sporting] (in Portuguese). 5 July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Luis Aguiar confirmado no Braga" [Luis Aguiar confirmed at Braga]. O Jogo (in Portuguese). 29 June 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  6. ^ "Hermanos en la cancha" [Brothers on the pitch] (in Spanish). Taringa. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2017. 

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