Alfredo Cuadrado

Alfredo Cuadrado Freire[a] (born 2 May 1969), commonly known as Alfredo Cuadrado, is a 5-a-side football player from Spain.

Alfredo Cuadrado
Personal information
Full nameAlfredo Cuadrado Freire
NationalitySpanish
Born2 May 1969 (1969-05-02) (age 52)
Madrid, Spain
Sport
Country Spain
Sport5-a-side football

PersonalEdit

Cuadrado was born on 2 May 1969 in Madrid.[1] He has a disability: he is blind and is a B1 type sportsperson.[2] He continued to live in Madrid in 2012.[3]

In 2013, he was awarded the bronze Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo.[4][5][6]

5-a-side footballEdit

Cuadrado is affiliated with the DZ Malaga sport federation.[7]

He played 5-a-side football at the 2004 Summer Paralympics. His team finished third after they played Greece and, won 2–0.[2]

In August 2011, Cuadrado was part of the Spanish team that competed in the Spanish organized International Futsal Friendly Tournament held in Madrid. The team played against Argentina, England, Turkey, and Italy.[7][8]

He competed in the 2010 World Championships where he represented Spain.[9] In 2011, he represented Spain in the Turkey hosted European Championships. His team was faced Turkey, Russia and Greece in the group stage.[10]

The Italian-hosted European Championships were played in June 2012, and were the last major competition for him and his team prior to the start of the Paralympic Games.[3] He was coached in the competition by Miguel Ángel Becerra, and participated in daily fitness activities to help with preparations for the Championship and Paralympic Games. On 7 June he took a medical test to clear participation in the Paralympic Games.[11]

Cuadrado played 5-a-side football at the 2012 Summer Paralympics. His team finished third after they played Argentina and, won 1–0.[2][12] The bronze medal game was watched by Infanta Elena and President of the Spanish Paralympic Committee.[13] In the team's opening game against Great Britain, the game ended in a 1–1 draw.[14][15]

He was a member of the national team in 2013 and competed in the European Championships.[16] The team faced Russia, Greece and France in the group stage.[17] His team won their opener against Russia.[18] His team went on to defeat France and finish first in the competition.[19]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Cuadrado and the second or maternal family name is Freire.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Paralimpiadas - Deportista: Alfredo Cuadrado Freire". Archived from the original on 5 September 2012. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Biografías" (in Spanish). Spain: Comité Paralímpico Español. 2012. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "MARCA" (in Spanish). Wap.marca.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  4. ^ "El paralímpico extremeño Enrique Floriano recibe la Medalla de la Real Orden al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). Region Digital. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Michelle Alonso Morales, entre las grandes del deporte espaĂąol" (in Spanish). Diario de Avisos. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 8 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  6. ^ "El recuerdo a María de Villota marca la entrega de Reales Órdenes al Mérito Deportivo" (in Spanish). 20minutos.es. 29 October 2013. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  7. ^ a b "La FederaciĂłn EspaĂąola convoca a once jugadores para un torneo de Futbol Sala para Ciegos" (in Spanish). dxtadaptado.com. 15 August 2011. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Hoy comienza el Torneo Internacional de Fútbol Sala B1 en Madrid — Fútbol — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Estoesdxt.es. Archived from the original on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  9. ^ "España se proclama subcampeona en el Mundial de Fútbol para Ciegos — Fútbol — Esto es DxT" (in Spanish). Estoesdxt.es. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  10. ^ "España busca en Turquía recuperar el cetro europeo y la plaza para los Juegos Paralímpicos de Londres 2012 :: Deportes :: Fútbol" (in Spanish). Periodista Digital. 16 April 2011. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Boletín del Comité Paralímpico Español" (in Spanish). Comité Paralímpico Español. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  12. ^ "JJ.PP. Londres 2012 — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Csd.gob.es. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  13. ^ "El malagueρo Gaitαn da el bronce a Espaρa en Londres — La Opinión de Málaga" (in Spanish). Laopiniondemalaga.es. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  14. ^ "El equipo de fútbol-5 para ciegos empata con Gran Bretańa en su debut" (in Spanish). Paralimpiadaslondres.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  15. ^ "Frecuencia Digital Debutan el Atletismo y La Roja de Fútbol 5 en los Parlímpicos" (in Spanish). Frecuenciadigital.es. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  16. ^ "España peleará por las medallas en el Europeo para Ciegos" (in Spanish). Spain: Europa Press. 13 June 2013. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  17. ^ "La selecciĂłn espaĂąola tratarĂĄ de recuperar el cetro continental en el Campeonato de Europa de FĂştbol 5 en categorĂa B1" (in Spanish). dxtadaptado.com. 14 June 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Servimedia-Noticias-Sociedad" (in Spanish). Servimedia.es. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  19. ^ "DEPORTES: Omar Font logra 4 marcas mínimas para el Mundial de Natación | Noticias ONCE Andalucía" (in Spanish). Onceandalucia.es. 15 September 2013. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2013.

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