You Are Here > > > Leopoldo Saínz de la Maza

Leopoldo Saínz de la Maza

Full name: Leopoldo Saínz de la Maza Gutiérrez-Solana y Gómez de la Puente
Gender: Male
Born: December 22, 1879 in Utrera, Sevilla, Spain
Died: February 3, 1954 in Morón de la Frontera, Sevilla, Spain
Title: Count de la Maza
Country: ESP Spain
Sport: Polo

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Leopoldo Saínz de la Maza played most of his polo in England before World War I and reached an 8-goal handicap. After the war he played mostly in Europe and won a silver medal at the 1920 Olympics at Antwerpen. He also took part in 1924, in Paris, but did not win another medal. He was a farmer, businessman, deputy and senator for the province of Cáceres in 1921-22. A friend of King Alfonso XIII, de la Maza was granted the noble title of Conde de la Maza in 1910 by the King. De la Maza’s son, also Leopoldo, and the 2rd Conde de la Maza, was also a fine polo player, with a 4-goal handicap, but unlike his father, played most of his polo in Spain. Every year the Conde de la Maza Memorial Trophy is held at the Santa María Polo Club at Sotogrande, Spain.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Polo Men's Polo Spain ESP 2 Silver
1924 Summer 44 Paris Polo Men's Polo Spain ESP 4

Men's Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Polo Spain ESP Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-07-31 GBR 13, ESP 11
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Polo Spain ESP Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-07-25 ESP 13, USA 3
1924 Summer 44 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #2 2 1924-07-01 USA 15, ESP 2 1
1924 Summer 44 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #4 2 1924-07-04 ARG 16, ESP 2 1
1924 Summer 44 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #7 2 1924-07-07 GBR 10, ESP 3
1924 Summer 44 Paris Polo Spain ESP Round-Robin Match #9 1 1924-07-10 ESP 15, FRA 1
id: 17,816