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Aarón Ñíguez Esclapez (born 26 April 1989) is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Iraklis in Super League Greece on loan from Valencia CF. He made his first-team debut for Valencia on 5 December 2006 against AS Roma in the Champions League; he came on as a substitute and played 27 minutes in the 1-0 defeat.

Aaron scored his first goal for Iraklis on 16 March 2008 with a penalty kick in the 1-0 win against Panionios after his acrobatic bicycle kick was blocked by a hand.

Aarón will play as loan at Thessalonica for Iraklis till summer of 2009.

2006 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship

Aarón played in the 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship for the Spain U-17 team, finishing as the 4th top scorer in the tournament with two goals. He was also a key member of the Spain U-19 side that won the 2007 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship beating Greece in the final. Because of this a number of clubs have been after the young Spaniard most notably Tottenham Hotspur and rivals Arsenal.


2007 Valenica (1)App (0)Gls

2007 Xerez CD (8)App (0)Gls

2008 Iraklis (11)App (3)Gls

The striker is currently rated 78.

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