|Full name||Adolfo Aldana Torres|
|Date of birth||5 January 1966|
|Place of birth||San Roque, Spain|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|1985–1988||Real Madrid B||73||(21)|
|1992–1996||Deportivo La Coruña||96||(19)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Aldana was born in San Roque, Cádiz, Andalusia. Brought through the ranks of La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid, he found opportunities hard to come by, as he was mainly barred in the starting XI by legendary club player Míchel. However, he still managed to produce with limited playing time at the Merengues – for instance, in the 1989–90 season, in a final league title, he scored five goals in only 13 matches – and left Real with over 100 overall appearances, a departure which coincided with the signing of FC Barcelona's Luis Enrique.
Aldana signed with up-and-coming Deportivo de La Coruña in 1992, and reached international status at the Galicians while an instrumental figure in the side's lineups, partnering Fran and Mauro Silva in midfield. A serious knee injury would also leave him out of action for the entirety of his second year.
Aldana closed out his career with two years at RCD Espanyol (which included another campaign away from the pitches due to physical problems) and one with CP Mérida (second division), retiring at the age of 33.
Aldana earned four caps for Spain during a one-year span. His debut came on 24 February 1993 in a 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania, at Seville: brought from the bench he scored the last goal in a 5–0 success, but his injury at Deportivo eventually prevented a possible selection for the final stages.
After obtaining his coaching degree, Aldana eventually became manager of the Andalusia autonomous team. His first match in charge was on 27 December 2007, in a 4–1 friendly win over Zambia at the Estadio Municipal de Chapín.
|1.||24 February 1993||Benito Villamarín, Seville, Spain||Lithuania||5–0||5–0||1994 World Cup qualification|
- Qué fue de… Adolfo Aldana: Míchel le cerró un camino que halló en el Dépor (What happened to… Adolfo Aldana: Míchel locked him a door he opened at Dépor); 20 minutos, 28 April 2014 (in Spanish)
- Yo jugué en el Depor: Adolfo Aldana (I played for Depor: Adolfo Aldana); Vavel, 20 June 2013 (in Spanish)
- La selección repite otro 5–0 en Sevilla (The national team repeat another 5–0 in Seville); Mundo Deportivo, 25 February 1993 (in Spanish)
- Adolfo Aldana sustituye a José Enrique Díaz como seleccionador de Andalucía (Adolfo Aldana replaces José Enrique Díaz as Andalusia national team manager); ABC, 30 October 2007 (in Spanish)
- Andalucía, sin piedad ante Zambia (Andalusia, no mercy against Zambia); 20 minutos, 28 December 2007 (in Spanish)
- Supertítulo (Supertitle); Mundo Deportivo, 28 June 1995 (in Spanish)