Manuel Estiarte

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Manuel Estiarte
Manel Estiarte (Diada de Sant Jordi 2009).jpg
Manuel Estiarte in 2009
Medal record
Men's water polo
Representing  Spain
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1996 Atlanta Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Team competition
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1998 Perth Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1991 Perth Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1994 Rome Team competition
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Duisburg Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Barcelona Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Sydney Team competition
European Championship
Silver medal – second place 1991 Athens Team competition
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Sheffield Team competition

Manuel Estiarte Duocastella (born October 26, 1961 in Manresa) is a Spanish former water polo player.

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National team[edit]

Estiarte has played 578 times for the Spain national team.

With the national squad he reached the finals at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics on home soil. Estiarte converted a penalty 42 seconds from full-time to put Spain ahead, but nine seconds later Italy equalised and went on to win 9-8 in extra time.

Four years later, he was part of the team that made up for this painful loss by winning gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, defeating Croatia 7-5 in the final. The 1996 tournament was the only one of his six Olympics when Estiarte was not the tournament's top scorer.[1]

He won the World Championship at Perth 1998 after finishing in second place at Perth 1991 and Rome 1994.

Estiarte is the second Spaniard to compete at six Olympic Games, after equestrian Luis Álvarez de Cervera. As of 2012, no other Spaniards have competed in six Olympics.

Estiarte is the first water polo player to compete at six Olympic Games. (While there is a case for Welshman Paul Radmilovic to be recognized as such, one of his appearances was the 1906 Intercalated Games, which are not considered 'official'.)

He was head of external relations at FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012, under Pep Guardiola. From 2013 to 2016 he continued to serve as Guardiola's personal assistant at Bayern Munich. Now, Manuel has followed Pep to his new club Manchester City, continuing to serve as his personal assistant. [2]

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