Biography

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Eduardo Novillo Astrada is one of the world's most renowned polo players. At the age of 37, he has already won such major competitions as the Palermo Masters Championship and the Triple Crown Open (Tortugas, Hurlingham and Palermo), two feats achieved in 2003. These distinctions reward victories won in elite tournaments during the sport's most demanding period in the world: the Argentinean polo season. He was born on October 7th 1972 in London, while his father was playing the polo season in the United Kingdom. He is the oldest of six children. Of his younger siblings — Miguel, Javier, Ignacio, Alejandro and Veronica — all five boys have become professional polo players. His sporting commitments forced him to give up studying economics with only two subjects to go before completing his university degree. In 1990, at barely 18 years old, he won his first major prize: the Argentinean Republic Cup. Nonetheless, it was not until 1999 that his team reached the final of the Argentine Open In Palermo, setting the final touch to a season that had brought numerous victories. Over the past few years, he has also won the British and the US Opens, the Sotogrande Silver Cup as well as the prestigious Triple Crown Open (Tortugas, Hurlingham and Palermo). In 2009 he also was a finalist in the US Open Championship. Eduardo has reached a 10-goal handicap and played on world-famous teams such as the La Cañada, Ellerstina and La Aguada - with which he currently plays with his brothers in Argentina. In the United States, he is a member of the Zacara and Las Monjitas teams. In the United Kingdom, he plays each year with the Black Bears. Argentina, the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Spain are the countries where Eduardo plays with passionate enthusiasm, constantly pushing himself to the limit. He never considers a match to be over until he has given his all: the playing style of the Novillo Astrada brothers is universally recognised as the kind that produces memorable results.