Pablo César Aguilar
Aguilar in 2016
|Full name||Pablo César Aguilar Benítez|
|Date of birth||2 April 1987|
|Place of birth||Luque, Paraguay|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2010–2011||→ Arsenal de Sarandí (loan)||32||(2)|
|2011–2012||→ Sportivo Luqueño (loan)||18||(0)|
|2012–2013||→ Tijuana (loan)||32||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:16, 13 January 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2016
From March to July 2017, Aguilar served a ten-match suspension after head-butting a referee.
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.
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. 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 ultimately led to a revised year-long ban for Aguilar from any official football activity. On 31 March, it was reported that both Aguilar and Triverio would appeal their bans to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
In the summer of 2018, Aguilar officially became a player for Cruz Azul. On July 21, 2018, Aguilar debuted in a 3-0 victory against Puebla and played the 90 minutes.
- Scores and results list Paraguay's goal tally first.
|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|
|4.||6 February 2013||Estadio Dr. Nicolás Léoz, Asunción||El Salvador||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
In 2015, Aguilar became a naturalized Mexican citizen.
- Sportivo Luqueño
- Cruz Azul
- "FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2015 presented by Alibaba E-Auto: List of Players" (PDF). p. 2. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
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- "Pablo Aguilar acordó su incorporación a Arsenal de Sarandí". Noticias Paraguayas NP (in Spanish). 19 July 2010. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
- "Árbitros atribuyen huelga a sanciones contra Aguilar y Triverio" [Referees attribute strike to sanctions against Aguilar and Triverio] (in Spanish). Diario Récord. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
- "Mexico footballers get stiffer sanctions after protest". BBC. Retrieved 14 March 2017.
- "Liga MX hands Aguilar, Triverio yearlong suspensions, paving was for refs to return". Goal.com. Retrieved 13 March 2017.
- "Pablo Aguilar apelará su sanción ante el TAS" [Pablo Aguilar to appeal his ban to CAS] (in Spanish). Marca. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- Pablo César Aguilar – Liga MX stats at MedioTiempo.com (in Spanish)
- Pablo César Aguilar at National-Football-Teams.com
- Pablo César Aguilar – Argentine Primera statistics at Fútbol XXI (in Spanish)