Aarón Padilla Mota (born August 13, 1977) is a Mexican footballer. He currently plays as a forward for Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz in the Mexican Liga de Ascenso.
Padilla started his career at Atlante in 1998. Despirte playing sparsely during his stint at Atlante, he managed to score at least a goal in each season he played in after 2001, asserting his quality as a goalscoring forward. In 2004, Padilla was transferred to Club América.
In his first season with the Águilas, although only playing for 120 minutes, Padilla scored three goals. The following season, Clausura 2005, Aarón was an integral part of the team's title run, scoring seven goals, including three in the playoffs and two in the championship series versus Tecos UAG. His success at the club level led Mexican national team coach Ricardo Lavolpe to select Aaron to play for Mexico in the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
He won CONCACAF Champions Cup and became top goalscorer of CONCACAF Champions Cup with 4 goals in 2006.
Aaron Padilla was transferred to Necaxa during the Summer of 2006. He was signed by Atlas for the start of the 2007 Clausura tournament.
Padilla's father, Aarón Padilla Gutiérrez, is head of the Referee's Committee in the Mexican First Division.