Macarena Aguilar

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Macarena Aguilar
Macarena Aguilar 2013.jpg
Aguilar in 2013
Personal information
Full name Macarena Aguilar Díaz
Born (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 31)
Bolaños de Calatrava, Spain[1]
Nationality Spanish
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back[3]
Club information
Current club Thüringer HC
Number 15
Senior clubs
0000–2009
2009–2012
2012–2014
2014–2015
2015
2015–2016
2016–
Sagunto
SD Itxako
Randers HK
Győri Audi ETO KC
Rostov-Don
Siófok KC
Thüringer HC
National team
2004– Spain 202 (557)

Macarena Aguilar Díaz (born 12 March 1985)[4] is a Spanish handballer, playing for the club Thüringer HC[5] and the Spanish national team.[6][7]

Club career[edit]

Aguilar started her senior career at Balonmano Sagunto, where she stayed for eight years.[8] With Sagunto, she won every domestic competition: Spanish Championship, Spanish League Cup, Queen's Cup (Spanish: Copa de la Reina) and Spanish Supercup.[9] In July 2009, she moved to Estella to play for Itxako.[8] Currently she plays for the German team Thüringer HC.

National team[edit]

Macarena Aguilar won a gold medal with the Spanish team at the 2005 Mediterranean Games in Almería.[10] She also competed at the 2008 European Championship,[11] where the Spanish team reached the final, after defeating Germany in the semifinal.[12]

As of August 2009, Aguilar has played 88 matches[13] and scored 253 goals[14] for the national team. She competed at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil,[15] where the Spanish team placed third. She was also part of the Spanish team that won bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2011 World Championship.[1]

Injuries and awards[edit]

Aguilar broke her nose five times during her career. She lost nine months of competitions in 2008 due to a knee injury, and fractured a metatarsal bone on her foot at the 2012 European Championships. In 2013 she received the Bronze Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Macarena Aguilar Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Macarena Aguilar. rio2016.com
  3. ^ a b Macarena Aguilar. nbcolympics.com
  4. ^ "Itxako está muy cerca de fichar a la central Macarena Aguilar". Diario de Noticias (in Spanish). 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Вице-чемпионка Европы Макарена Агилар подписала контракт с «Ростов-Доном»" (in Russian). donnews.ru. 21 April 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  6. ^ Gurbindo, Andrea (31 July 2009). "Macarena Aguilar, nueva incorporación del Itxako" (in Spanish). Diariodenavarra.es. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "2014 European Championship Roster" (PDF). EHF. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Itxako está muy cerca de fichar a la central Macarena Aguilar". Diario de Noticias (in Spanish). 27 July 2009. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  9. ^ Ambroš, Ivan (10 August 2009). "Itxako sign Macarena Aguilar". ehfcl.com. Retrieved 10 August 2009. 
  10. ^ "Handball – Medals by Event – Women". Centro de Documentación y Exposición de los Juegos Mediterraneos. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  11. ^ "Official squads, Women's EURO 2008. Spain team roster". European Handball Federation. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  12. ^ "La selección femenina de balonmano hace historia" (in Spanish). 13 December 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2009. 
  13. ^ "Máximas Alineaciones" (in Spanish). R.F.E.BM. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  14. ^ "Máximas Goleradoras" (in Spanish). R.F.E.BM. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  15. ^ "XX Women's World Championship 2011; Brasil – Team Roaster Spain" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Retrieved 26 December 2015.