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Manuel Estiarte

Full name: Manuel Estiarte Duocastella
Other name(s): Manel Estiarte i Duocastella
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: October 26, 1961 in Manresa, Barcelona, Spain
Affiliations: CN Barcelona, Barcelona (ESP) / CUS d'Annunzio, Pescara (ITA) / CN Catalunya, Barcelona (ESP) / CN Atlètic-Barceloneta, Barcelona (ESP)
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Brother of Rosa Estiarte.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Manuel Estiarte is usually considered, along with Hungarian Dezső Gyarmati, as one of the two greatest water poloists of all time. He competed in six Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in 1992 and a gold medal in 1996. He was the leading goal scorer in water polo at the 1980, 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympics. Estiarte also led Spain to three medals at the World Championships – the 1998 gold and silvers in 1991 and 1994, as well as winning three bronze medals at the 1985, 1991, and 1999 World Cup, and a silver (1991) and bronze (1993) at the European Championships. For seven consecutive years (1986-92), he was voted World Player of the Year.

When his Olympic career ended, Estiarte entered sports administration and served as an Athletes’ Member of the IOC from 2000-04. He later headed external relations at FC Barcelona from 2008-12 under Pep Guardiola, and then went to Bayern München with Guardiola in 2013, working as his administrative assistant. In 1996 Estiarte received the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit, the highest distinction of Spanish sport, while in 2001 he received the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports in 2001.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 4
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 4
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 6
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 2 Silver
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 1 Gold
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Men's Water Polo Spain ESP 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #2 1 1980-07-24 ESP 6, NED 5 3
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #6 2 1980-07-25 URS 6, ESP 2 0
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #7 2 1980-07-26 HUN 6, ESP 5 3
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #12 2 1980-07-28 YUG 7, ESP 6 3
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #15 1 1980-07-29 ESP 9, CUB 7 5
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #1 1 1980-07-20 ESP 7, SWE 3 4
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #4 2 1980-07-21 URS 4, ESP 3 1
1980 Summer 18 Moskva Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #6 1 1980-07-22 ESP 5, ITA 4 2
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #3 1T 1984-08-06 FRG 8, ESP 8 4
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #6 1 1984-08-07 ESP 8, NED 4 4
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #9 2 1984-08-09 YUG 14, ESP 8 2
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match #11 1T 1984-08-10 ESP 10, AUS 10 5
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #2 1 1984-08-01 ESP 19, BRA 12 9
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #4 1 1984-08-02 ESP 12, GRE 9 6
1984 Summer 22 Los Angeles Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #5 2 1984-08-03 USA 10, ESP 8 4
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 2 1988-09-30 AUS 8, ESP 7 5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Classification Round 5-8 Match #4 1 1988-10-01 ESP 11, ITA 9 3
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #3 1 1988-09-21 ESP 13, CHN 6 6
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #5 1 1988-09-22 ESP 9, USA 7 2
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #9 1T 1988-09-23 HUN 6, ESP 6 2
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #12 2 1988-09-26 YUG 10, ESP 8 3
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #13 1 1988-09-27 ESP 12, GRE 9 6
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 1/2 2 1992-08-09 ITA 9, ESP 8 3
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-08 ESP 6, USA 4 0
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #3 1 1992-08-01 ESP 12, NED 6 4
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #6 1 1992-08-02 ESP 11, GRE 6 3
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #9 1 1992-08-03 ESP 8, HUN 5 3
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #12 1T 1992-08-05 ITA 9, ESP 9 4
1992 Summer 30 Barcelona Water Polo Spain ESP Group B Match #15 1 1992-08-06 ESP 12, CUB 10 5
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 1/2 1 1996-07-28 ESP 7, CRO 5 3
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-07-27 ESP 7, HUN 6 0
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1996-07-26 ESP 5, USA 4 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #3 1 1996-07-20 ESP 9, GER 3 1
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #6 1 1996-07-21 ESP 8, NED 7 3
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #8 2 1996-07-22 SCG 9, ESP 7 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #12 2 1996-07-23 HUN 8, ESP 7 2
1996 Summer 34 Atlanta Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #14 1 1996-07-24 ESP 8, RUS 6 0
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 3/4 2 2000-10-01 SCG 8, ESP 3 2
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #1 2 2000-09-30 RUS 8, ESP 7 0
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 2000-09-29 ESP 9, CRO 8 2
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #2 1 2000-09-23 ESP 8, KAZ 7 3
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #5 1 2000-09-24 ESP 7, SVK 6 0
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #7 2 2000-09-25 ITA 6, ESP 5 1
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #10 2 2000-09-26 RUS 8, ESP 5 0
2000 Summer 38 Sydney Water Polo Spain ESP Group A Match #15 1T 2000-09-27 ESP 7, AUS 7 2
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