Roland Vargas-Aguilera

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Vargas and the second or maternal family name is Aguilera.
Roland Vargas-Aguilera
Personal information
Full name Roland Vargas-Aguilera
Date of birth (1979-12-07) December 7, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Tahuichi Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Blooming
2000–2001 Columbus Crew 18 (0)
2001–2002 Oriente Petrolero
2001 New England Revolution 1 (0)
2003–2004 Virginia Beach Mariners 26 (10)
2004–2005 Rochester Raging Rhinos 36 (4)
2006 Virginia Beach Mariners 11 (0)
2007 Huracán del Paso 11 (2)
2008 Montreal Impact 23 (1)
2008 Trois-Rivieres Attak (loan) 2 (2)
2009–2010 Cleveland City Stars 29 (3)
2010 TTM Phichit 20 (2)
2011 Chiang Ray United 20 (4)
2012 PTT Rayong F.C. 30 (6)
2013 Phuket F.C. 20 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2014.

Roland "Pato" Vargas-Aguilera (born December 7, 1979 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra) is a Bolivian footballer. He currently plays for Phuket F.C. in the Thai Premier League.



Aguilera began his career in his native Bolivia, attending the prestigious Tahuichi Academy (which also produced Marco Etcheverry and Jaime Moreno), before moving to the United States to play soccer in 2000.


Aguilera was drafted in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew. He went on to play for several teams in both Major League Soccer and the USL First Division, spending extended periods of time with the Virginia Beach Mariners and the Rochester Raging Rhinos.

In 2008 and played in 23 matches for the Montreal Impact.[1] In 2008, he was loaned to the Impact's farm team the Trois-Rivières Attak of the Canadian Soccer League where he made his debut on June 27, 2008 in a 4–0 victory over TFC Academy.[2] He recorded his first and second goal for Attak the next day on June 28 against TFC Academy in a 3–0 victory.[3] On December 2, 2008 Impact announced the release of Aguilera.[4]

He subsequently signed for the newly promoted USL First Division side Cleveland City Stars for the 2009 season.[5]


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