Pablo César Aguilar

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Pablo Aguilar
Aguilar in 2016
Personal information
Full name Pablo César Aguilar Benítez[1]
Date of birth (1987-04-02) 2 April 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Luque, Paraguay
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Sportivo Luqueño 82 (8)
2008–2009 Colón 34 (3)
2009–2013 San Luis 31 (2)
2010–2011 Arsenal de Sarandí (loan) 32 (2)
2011–2012 Sportivo Luqueño (loan) 18 (0)
2012–2013 Tijuana (loan) 32 (6)
2013 Tijuana 17 (1)
2014– América 120 (14)
National team
2007– Paraguay 28 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2016

Pablo César Aguilar Benítez (born 2 April 1987) is a Paraguayan footballer currently playing as a defender for Liga MX club América and the Paraguay national team.

As of 13 March 2017, Aguilar is serving a one-year suspension from any football activity after headbutting a referee.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Aguilar won the Paraguayan Primera División title with his first club, Sportivo Luqueño, in 2007. He then transferred to Argentine Primera División side Colón de Santa Fe, where he played for one year. Subsequently, Aguilar played for San Luis of the Mexican Primera División, before joining Argentine Primera's side Arsenal de Sarandí.[2]


In 2012, Aguilar was sent on loan to Club Tijuana. He started in 20 matches for the club during the Apertura tournament, which Tijuana won, defeating Toluca in the final, even scoring one of the goals himself.


On 18 December 2013, it was announced that Aguilar was transferred to Club América, with the announcement being made on the club's Twitter account.[3]

On 8 March 2017, during the Copa MX round-of-16 match against Tijuana, Aguilar headbutted referee Fernando Hernández. Despite initially being given a ten game suspension, a strike by the referee's association protesting the punishments of Aguilar and Enrique Triverio of Toluca[4] ultimatley led to a revised year-long ban for Aguilar from any official football activity.[5][6]

International career[edit]

As of 3 June 2015, Aguilar has played in 22 games with the Paraguay national team, scoring four times. He scored his first goal on 17 October 2012 in the 1–0 victory against Peru.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 17 October 2012 Estadio Defensores del Chaco, Asunción  Peru 1–0 1–0 2014 World Cup qualifier
2. 15 November 2012 Estadio Feliciano Cáceres, Luque  Guatemala 2–0 3–1 Friendly
3. 3–1
4. 6 February 2013 Estadio Dr. Nicolás Léoz, Asunción  El Salvador 1–0 3–0 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

In 2015, Aguilar became a naturalized Mexican citizen.[7]



Sportivo Luqueño


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