Adolfo Cambiaso Biography – Famous Polo Player

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Adolfo Cambiaso biography

Adolfo Cambiaso has been playing polo for over three decades. Image Source: Adolfo Cambiaso's Instagram.

Adolfo Cambiaso is a professional polo player with a 10-goal handicap rating and is ranked number one in the world as of 2022. After winning multiple world championship titles, Adolfo is considered to be among the best players globally. He currently plays for the La Dolfina Polo Team and has been with the Argentina national team since the early ’00s.

With the ever-growing popularity of polo, fans are eager to learn more about the heavyweight player. Cambiaso started playing the game when he was 12 and has achieved more than three decades of success. He also won his 1-goal handicap at the age of 12 and earned a 3-goal rating just a year later. Hence, let’s learn about how the athlete has gone up through the ranks to be among the bests in the world, in this biography.

His Mom Encouraged Him To Play Polo

Adolfo Cambiaso Jr. was born on April 15, 1975, to Argentine parents Adolfo Cambiaso Sr. and Martina de Estrada Lainez in Canuelas, Buenos Aires. Adolfo Cambiaso’s mother encouraged him and his stepbrothers to play polo from an early age and that must have helped the star a lot in his career.

Adolfo Cambiaso's Mother
Adolfo Cambiaso’s mom advised him to play polo from a young age. Image Source: Adolfo Cambiaso’s Instagram.

According to Geneanet, Adolfo’s mom was previously married to Salvador Socas Alvear. From that relationship, the former has two stepbrothers Salvador Socas and Marcial Socas. The famous polo player also has a sister named Camilla Cambiaso Estrada.

Cambiaso has been riding since he was four years old as his mother’s family owned a polo ranch. That made it easy for him to train and enjoy the quiet environment of the farm. Also, the young guy earned a six-goal handicap at 15, and his handicap rating surged to 10 by the age of 19 becoming the youngest player to do so.

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Adolfo Cambiaso Net Worth And Career

With a career that has stretched over three decades, Adolfo has managed to win a multitude of titles, most notably back-to-back World Finals wins. According to Teleperformance, Cambiaso has won a total of 164 titles, as of 2022. Hence, Adolfo Cambiaso’s net worth must be immense.

The Argentine player has won a massive 82 titles in his homecountry, followed by 45 in the United States. He has also won multiple titles in Uruguay, France, Switzerland, and Dubai with 25 trophies won in the United Kingdom. Likewise, the professional athlete won 31 tournaments with teams like La Martina, Ellerston White, White Birch, and Outback from 1995 to 1999.

Similarly, by December 2020, the 6 feet tall athlete had already scored 1,000 goals in the Argentine Open. He won the Olimpia de Plata award as the best Argentine player of 1997 scoring a total of 67 goals in the 1998 Abierto Argentino.

Not just that, the polo player started his own breeding business at the age of 25. He also created a new polo team called the La Dolfina which has multiple farms with nearly 1,000 horses. So far, Adolfo has created more than 25 clones of his champion horses with a total of around 45 clones. He partners with Crestview Genetics with whom he managed to produce the first clone in 2010.

Also, the athlete’s clone horse Cuartetera was bought for $800,000 at an auction. Likewise, a polo player at the top level can earn about $1.5 million per year. As one of the renowned persons in the business, Adolfo’s salary must also be massive. With all these works, one can assume that Adolfo Cambiaso’s net worth must be immense.

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Married To A Famous Model

Not only success has shrouded him in his polo career, it has in his marital life as well. Adolfo is happily married to his beautiful partner Maria Vazquez. Adolfo Cambiaso’s wife is a famous former model and television presenter and the couple tied the knot in 2001.

Adolfo Cambiaso's Wife Maria Vasquez
Adolfo Cambiaso is married to a former model, Maria Vasquez. Image Source: Adolfo Cambiaso’s Instagram.

Maria was born on December 1, 1974, in Buenos Aires. She lived in New York for a long time and attended the Marymount School. Vazquez returned to Argentina at the age of 17 and studied political science and pursued a career in modeling. Adolfo Cambiaso’s spouse got her first big advertising campaign with Taverniti Jeans.

Vazquez has featured in eight TV shows so far, mostly in reality shows where she worked as a participant and a jury. The former model has worked in a few advertising projects as well. She has three children with Adolfo.

Two Of His Children Play Polo

Adolfo’s passion has also influenced his kids to get into the world of polo. Adolfo Cambiaso’s eldest child, Mia Cambiaso, was born in 2002. She decided to pursue her dream of polo, like her father and chose not to do modeling. Mia’s mother, Maria, often explains that she is shy and does not enjoy posing for photos. She is currently dating a polo player Juan Martin Zubia.

Adolfo Cambiaso’s son, Adolfo Cambiaso VII, was born in 2005 and is into polo as well. He made his debut in the Triple Crown series in 2020. Finally, Adolfo and Maria’s youngest daughter, Myla Cambiaso, was born in 2010.


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Overall, Adolfo and his family must be living a successful life with such achievements. Let’s hope his children can do well in their careers as well and be happy.

Trivia And Facts

  • Adolfo has played polo with footballer Lionel Messi.
  • He has 115K followers on Instagram and 32.7K on Twitter.