Luciana Aymar (age 46)

August 10, 1977
Rosario, Santa Fe

[Luciana Aymar] Introduction

Luciana Paula Aymar is an Argentine retired field hockey player who is widely considered to be the greatest female hockey player of all time. She received the FIH Player of the Year Award eight times, and was granted the Platinum Konex Award as the best Hockey player of the last decade in Argentina. Known for her ability to beat opposing players using her pace and dribbling skills, Aymar has been nicknamed "La Maga" ("The Magician") and "The Maradona of Field Hockey" due to her resemblance to Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. Furthermore, she was the flag bearer for Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, becoming the second field hockey athlete ever to have this honour.

[Luciana Aymar] Personal life

Luciana Aymar was born to René Aymar and Nilda Vicente de Aymar. She has three siblings in her family, Cintia, Lucas, and Fernando Aymar, and since 2017 has been in a relationship with former Chilean professional tennis player Fernando González. They have two children, son Félix (born in 2019) and daughter Lupe (born in 2021).

[Luciana Aymar] Career

Luciana Aymar is a legendary field hockey player from Argentina. At the age of seven, Luciana started her career playing for Club Atlético Fisherton. At 13, she moved to Jockey Club de Rosario and began training with the junior team. She then went on to play for teams in Germany, Spain and Argentina, winning the La Liga Nacional, Torneo Metropolitano, Pan American Games Junior Championship and bronze medal at the Hockey Junior World Cup along the way. She made her debut with the Argentina senior team at the age of 16 in 1998, finishing fourth at the 1998 Hockey World Cup. Together, Luciana and her generation went on to earn international glory, including a whopping four Olympic medals and six Champions Trophies. She was the flag bearer for Argentina at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro and the London 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2008, she achieved Legend of Hockey status and in 2012 became only the second Argentine to earn 4 medals. Her last international game was in 2014, where she won her sixth Champions Trophy.

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