Pol Amat Escudé
(born June 18, 1978 in Barcelona
) is a field hockey
player from Spain
, who won the silver medal with the Men's National Team
at the 1996 Summer Olympics
in Atlanta, Georgia
The striker won his first major title with the Spaniards at the 2004 Champions Trophy
. He played for the Dutch club Amsterdam
in the 2005/2006 saison. In the spring of 2006 he returned home, playing for Real Club de Polo
in Barcelona. Actually, he plays in Club Egara, his hometown team. In 2008 he was awarded World Hockey Player of the Year
Pol Amat - SpainDate of Birth: 18 June 1978 (30)Position: Forward
”Pol Amat is the Ronaldinho of hockey”, exclaimed Spanish coach Maurits Hendriks.
It is not difficult to understand why the legendary tactician would make such a remark. He is inspirational and unpredictable, capable of producing moments of near genius in key moments. His electric pace and incomparable goal scoring ability has made him one of the world’s most feared strikers.
Alongside Santi Freixa and Edi Tubau, Amat is also one-third of arguably the best front line in international hockey. Freixa and Tubau are wonderful talents in their own right, but few would argue that Amat is the real star of the show.
Pablo “Pol” Amat Escude made his international debut at the tender age of 17 in 1995 before being selected for the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. That year, Spain won silver with Amat playing alongside legends such as Juan Escarre and Xavi... Read More