Pablo Cesar Aimar Giordano is an Argentine footballer who currently plays for Sport Lisboa e Benfica in the Portuguese first division.
Aimar began his ascent to stardom with Club Atletico River Plate, whose first team he joined for the 1997–98 season, after rejecting a place at medical school, and with whom he quickly established himself as one of the best young players in Argentina.
Valencia CF of Spain signed Aimar in January 2001, at a price of 24 million. The purchase proved justified, as Aimar helped lead the team to a first-place finish in 2001–02 (with 33 matches and four goals), as well as to a runners-up finish in the previous seasons's Champions League, being defeated by FC Bayern Munich. Aimar also won the 2004 UEFA Cup, appearing in eight (scoreless) matches during the campaign; this included the final against Olympique de Marseille, where he replaced Francisco Rufete with 30 minutes to go.
Aimar's divine improvisation
Aimar jura la Constitucion y sera jugador comunitario (Aimar swears the constitution and will play as a non-foreign)
Aimar hospitalized with meningitis
Aimar agony for Valencia
Aimar concern for Valencia
Aimar absence vexes Valencia
Aimar adds zest for Zaragoza
Zaragoza lose Aimar inspiration
Aimar leaves Zaragoza for Benfica
Argentina - Record International Players
Stats and profile at Zerozero
FootballDatabase profile and stats
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