Adolfo Cambiaso (h) (Junior), is an Argentine polo player, considered by many to be the best player in the world, and one of the few players with a 10-goal handicap, which he reached at the record age of 17.
Because his father bears the same name, Adolfo Junior is often referred to as Adolfito.
Adolfito was born in Cañuelas, Buenos Aires Province on April 14, 1975. He started playing at a very young age, and at only 12 years old, he got his handicap moved to 1-Goal. A year later, with a 3-goal handicap, he won the Eduardo Heguy Cup with the La Martina team, playing with his father Adolfo.
1992 brought another series of championships and cups, but the most important event is that he started playing the Abierto Argentino de Palermo with the Ellerstina team. On his first match, against Los Indios, Adolfo scored 16 times to set the record of goals in one match.
He received several distinctions, among them the Olimpia de Plata award as the most important Argentine polo player of 1997, best player at the final of the Abierto Argentino 1997, and the record of 67 goals, in the 1998 Abierto Argentino. He has also been playing for the Argentine national team since 2002.
In 2005, with his newly formed La Dolfina team, he again won the coveted 'Abierto Argentino' at Palermo, triumphing over the previously unbeaten Ellerstina team. The final score, standing at 20-19, represented the highest scoring Abierto ever, with Cambiaso scoring 15 of his teams 20 goals, including the golden goal in extra time.
Today, at age 31 he has already won a total of 14 Grand Slam Titles such as the Argentine Open and US Open, both 5 times, as well as the British Open. To date, he has already earned a total of 24 Polo Masters Cup titles, which includes 6 Queen’s Cup and 6 Prince of Wales Trophy victories.
Argentina, United States, UK, Switzerland and Spain are the outstanding cities in which Adolfo plays fervently.
Among his horses, the most notable have been Lili, Ilusión, Sospechosa, La Osa, and his favourite; Colibrí.