Adolfo Cambiaso, who is also known by his nickname Adolfito, is a professional polo player who hails from Argentina. Currently, he is in the number one position in polo in the whole world. He has a 10- goal handicap rating and currently plays for the La Dolfina polo team.
Early Life & Biography
Adolfo Cambiaso was born in 1975 in Argentina. His mother’s name is Martina de Estrada Lainez, while his father’s name is unknown. Considering the fact that Martina had Adolfo from her second marriage, it can be assumed that her first husband could have passed away, or the couple was legally separated.
Adolfo dreamed of becoming a polo player from a very young age, and her mother supported his dream. At the young age of 12, Adolfo soon reached the 1- goal handicap, and within one year, he achieved the 3- gold rating.
When Adolfo was 14, he was offered to play for the San Diego team, where he won many awards. In 1990, he played at the Renault Cup Open and ultimately had a 6- goal handicap.
Being born on 15 April 1975, Adolfo Cambiaso is 47 years old as of today’s date 28th April 2022. His height is 1.82 m tall, and weight is 77 kg.
When Adolfo was 25 years old, he decided to establish his own breeding business and currently, he has nearly 1000 horses on his farm. Adolfo pioneered the horse cloning business and firmly believed in violence-free horse training.
From 199-1994, Adolfo had played 24 tournaments in Argentina, England, and the USA. He used to travel abroad regularly and played for teams like La Martina, Ellerston White and others. In 1994, when he played for the Argentine Open, Hurlingham Open, his rating increased to 10- goals. Interestingly, Adolfo became the youngest player to attain such a rating at a young age.
From 1995, he continued playing with the teams, and he kept winning tournaments.
From 2000 to 2004, Adolfo continued showing his striking skills in the field of polo and thereby won 33 trophies. At this point in time, he decided to retire playing for Ellerston White, and here Adolfo started playing for his own team and thereby won many prestigious awards. Simultaneously, he chose to play for the Dubai team in England and won the Cartier Queen’s cup 3 times and the Gold Cup twice.
His own team continued to win matches at the Argentine Open for 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2005, the team achieved their highest score in the Argentine Open final game, where they defeated Ellerston White for 20- 19. At this time, Adolfo also became the captain of team Crab Orchard in the United States.
2008 was a bad year for Adolfo and his own team since it failed to make it to the finals of the Argentine Open as White beat them by 12- 13.
But that didn’t demotivate Adolfo, and today he is considered to be the best polo player in the world. He is also considered to be the most successful player in Argentine Open, where he has completed 15 times.
Following are the awards and achievements received by Adolfo as a professional polo player:
- He won the Platinum Konex Award in 2000 and 2010 under the category of Best Polist in Argentina.
- Queen Elizabeth II awarded Adolfo with an award for his notable efforts in encouraging violence-free horse training.
- For his play, Adolfo was awarded the triple Corona Cup in 1994.
- Under the Most Important Argentine Polo Player of 1997, Adolfo was awarded the Olympia de Plata.
- He has borne the Cartier Queen’s cup 3 times and the Gold Cup twice.
This striking player has a total net worth of around $6 Million as of April 2022. His net worth mostly increased due to his impressive play as a polo player worldwide. Plus, his net worth also increased due to establishing his own polo team.
Adolfo Cambiaso is currently known to be the number one polo player in the world with the rank of 10- gold handicap. He continues playing polo and also manages his horse breeding business and his own polo team.