Aarón (football player, 1989)

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Aarón Ñíguez 2009.jpg
Aarón, 2009
Surname Aarón Ñíguez Esclápez
birthday April 26, 1989
place of birth ElcheSpain
size 170 cm
position Attacking midfield
Years station
2000-2005 Valencia CF
Years station Games (goals) 1
2005-2011 Valencia CF 0 (0)
2007-2008 →  Deportivo Xerez  (loan) 8 (0)
2008 →  Iraklis Thessaloniki  (loan) 12 (3)
2008-2009 →  Glasgow Rangers  (loan) 3 (0)
2009-2010 →  Celta Vigo  (loan) 11 (0)
2010-2011 →  Recreativo Huelva  (loan) 28 (5)
2011-2013 UD Almería 47 (4)
2013-2015 FC Elche 59 (1)
2015-2016 Sporting Braga 12 (0)
2016-2017 CD Tenerife 36 (4)
2017-2018 Real Oviedo 44 (5)
2018-2019 Johor Darul Ta'zim FC 3 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
2004-2005 Spain U-16 4 (3)
2005-2006 Spain U-17 10 (6)
2006-2008 Spain U-19 23 (8)
2009 Spain U-20 11 (7)
2008-2009 Spain U-21 4 (1)
1 Only league games are given.
Status: end of season 2018/19

Aarón , with full name Aarón Ñíguez Esclápez (born April 26, 1989 in Elche ), is a Spanish football player who is currently without a club.


Aarón's brothers Jonathan (* 1985) and Saúl (* 1994) are also professional football players. Her father is the former soccer player José Antonio Ñíguez (* 1962).



Aarón made his debut in the first team of FC Valencia on October 25, 2006 against AS Roma in the Champions League . He had to be replaced after only nine minutes because he was seriously injured. This season he wanted u. a. sign FC Barcelona and Chelsea . Valencia did not want to let the 17-year-old go and loaned him to the Segunda División to Deportivo Xerez . Due to a lack of match practice, Valencia broke off the loan in January 2008 and loaned it to Iraklis Thessaloniki , a Greek first division club. In August 2008, the Spaniard was awarded to the Scottish first division club Glasgow Rangers . The Rangers had an option to buy. This was not used.

In the 2009/10 season Ñíguez played on loan for Celta Vigo in the Spanish Segunda División . Aarón played the 2010/11 season on loan at Recreativo Huelva .

From 2011 on there were some free transfers with short stays of up to two years at the following clubs: UD Almería , FC Elche , Sporting Braga , CD Tenerife , Real Oviedo and Johor Darul Ta'zim FC .

After only three months at the Malaysian first division club Johor DT , Aarón was without a club in February 2019.

National team

In 2006 he took part in the U-17 European Championship in Luxembourg and scored three goals, placing him third on the top scorer list. In the end, the Spanish team finished third in the overall ranking. In 2007 he was in the European squad for the UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup .

Aarón took part in the U-19 European Championship in Austria in 2007 . In the opening game against the hosts, he scored a goal himself and prepared the second goal. Against Portugal he was also on the scorers list. His performance at this European Championship contributed greatly to the Spaniards' title win.

With seven goals he is one of the top three goal scorers of the Spanish U-20 national team .


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. AS.com: Aarón Ñíguez jugará cedido en el Recreativo la próxima temporada