Pablo Cesar Aimar Giordano is an Argentine football player who was born on November 3, 1979 in Rio Cuarto, Cordoba, Argentina. Aimar is best known for being the attacking midfielder of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, a club in the Portuguese first division.
Aimar is well known among the Argentine players, and as an attacking midfielder, he displays a vast array of skills that are not so common in the world of football. He started his rise to stardom when he played with Club ATletico River Plate. This was the first club he joined during the 1997 to 1998 season, after he rejected a place to enter medical school.
In 2001, Aimar signed with Valencia CF, a club in Spain, and was priced at 24 million Euros. The purchase proved to be worth it as Aimar quickly took to the ranks and led the team to a first-place finish of the Champions League, as well as other seasons where the club landed among the top ranks. He stayed with Valencia from 2001 to 2006, where he made 157 appearances and 27 goals.
Other clubs Aimar played with include Zaragoza and his current Benfica, where he has made more than 40 appearances and approximately 5 goals.
Aimar was a member of the Argentine national team from 1999 to 2009. He has made a total of 52 caps for the national team plus 8 goals for his country. However, he has resigned from the national team, and was not able to join the national team in representing the country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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