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 32)
Bolaños de Calatrava, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Thüringer HC
Number 15
Senior clubs
SD Itxako
Randers HK
Győri Audi ETO KC
Siófok KC
Thüringer HC
National team
2004– Spain 226 (607)

Macarena Aguilar Díaz (born 12 March 1985)[1] is a Spanish handballer for Thüringer HC[2] and the Spanish national team.[3][4][5]

Club career[edit]

Aguilar started her senior career at Balonmano Sagunto, where she stayed for eight years.[6] With Sagunto, she won every domestic competition: Spanish Championship, Spanish League Cup, Queen's Cup (Spanish: Copa de la Reina) and Spanish Supercup.[7] In July 2009, she moved to Estella to play for Itxako.[6] 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.[8] She also competed at the 2008 European Championship,[9] where the Spanish team reached the final, after defeating Germany in the semifinal.[10]

As of August 2009, Aguilar has played 88 matches[11] and scored 253 goals[12] for the national team. She competed at the 2011 World Women's Handball Championship in Brazil,[13] 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.[14]

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.[5]


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