Carlos Aguilera (Uruguayan footballer)


Carlos Alberto Aguilera Nova (born 21 September 1964) is a Uruguayan former professional footballer who played as a forward. He represented Uruguay at an international level, earning a total of 64 caps.

Carlos Aguilera
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alberto Aguilera Novas
Date of birth (1964-09-21) 21 September 1964 (age 56)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1982 River Plate Montevideo 45 (19)
1983–1984 Nacional 43 (16)
1985 Independiente Medellín 30 (19)
1986–1987 Racing Club 11 (1)
1987–1988 Tecos 34 (9)
1988–1989 Peñarol 24 (11)
1989–1992 Genoa 96 (33)
1992–1994 Torino 37 (12)
1994–1999 Peñarol 70 (15)
Total 390 (135)
National team
1982–1997 Uruguay 64 (22)
Honours
Representing  Uruguay
Copa America
Winner1983
Runner-up1989 Brazil
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career


Aguilera began his career playing for River Plate Montevideo, from 1980 to 1982. From 1983 to 1985 he played in Club Nacional de Football, then passed to Independiente Medellín (1985), returned to Nacional (1986), Racing Club of Argentina (1986), again in Nacional (1987), and Tecos of Mexico (1987–88). In 1988, he went to Europe to play for Italian clubs Genoa C.F.C. (1989–92), and then A.C. Torino (1992–94). He returned to C.A. Peñarol in 1994, where he played until 1999, finishing a brilliant career. Whilst at Genoa he memorably scored two goals at Anfield to knock Liverpool out of the 1991–92 UEFA Cup.[1]

In his second phase with Peñarol, he was Uruguayan Champion in 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1999.

International career


Aguilera also played for the Uruguayan national team, winning the Copa América in 1983. He represented Uruguay at the FIFA World Cup level in 1986, in Mexico, and 1990, in Italy.

Career statistics


International goals

Scores and results list Uruguay's goal tally first.[2]

References