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Great Polo Players from around the World

This is a compilation of some of the greatest polo players from around the world. Let us know who you think should be added to the list! :-)

Luca d’Orazio from Italy - a frequent player at the Cortina Winter Polo Gold Cup and 5-time winner.

Samir Suhag from India - During the span of his polo career, he has been part of 3 Indian World Cup teams. Samir is known for his long hitting, his ability to get to the ball quickly and carry it with accuracy and speed.

Eduardo Novillo Astrada - 9-goaler from Argentina is one of the world's most renowned polo players. At the age of 37, he has already won such major competitions as the Palermo Masters Championship and the Triple Crown Open (Tortugas, Hurlingham and Palermo).

Chris Hyde from England is one fof the most experienced players on snow polo, and won in St. Moritz many times including the most recent tournament in 2013

Brieuc Rigaux - regarded as the best French player of his generation.

Louise Sandberg from Denmark - Louise is an international polo player having played the game since 2001. She has played polo in many countries; Switzerland, Ghana, Argentina, Thailand, Spain and Iran as well as the UK. In 2006 Louise was part of the winning England Ladies team in Iran. Significantly, they were the first women to play openly in Iran for almost 800 years.

Shamsheer Ali - India’s number one polo player. He played Junior World Cup in Columbia in 1995 at the age of eleven and never looked back.

Thomas Winter - usually referred to as Germany's best polo player with a current handicap of 5.

Nacho Figueras - As of September 2009, he is ranked as one of the top 100 polo players in the world.[1] Sometimes called the "David Beckham of polo", he usually plays in Argentina and in the U.S. as part of the Black Watch Polo Team. He has also been the face of Ralph Lauren's Black Label line since 2005, and was recently chosen to represent the entire line of Polo fragrances.

Jose Donoso - 7-goaler from Chile.

Ignus Du Plessis from South Africa.

facundo pieres - He was promoted to handicap 10 at age 19, replacing Adolfo Cambiaso as the youngest 10-goal poloplayer. He has won the Hurlingham Open, Tortugas Open and Jockey Club Open (all in Argentina among other tournaments. In 2008, he won the Queen’s Cup (England)

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James Beim - one of the best English players - he's been at the top of his craft for 10 years, winning The Prince of Wales Cup and The Queen's Cup aged 22, and his first Cowdray Gold Cup in 1998 with top team Ellerston.

Carlos Gracida is a Mexican polo player, considered by many to be a living legend, and one of the few who has been ranked at a 10-goal handicap, which he reached at the age of twenty-five. 1994 was a golden year for Carlos, when he won nearly every possible tournament in the game, including the Argentinian Triple Crown of Hurlingham, Tortuguitas and Palermo.

John Paul Clarkin is currently the highest ranked New Zealand Polo Player on 8-goals and his ambition is to become the first New Zealand player to reach the maximum 10-goal ranking.

Jack "Ruki" Baillieu from Australia - Has been described in various magazines as "a charming devil on horseback" and by fellow players as possessing "mongrel grit", "ruthlessness" and "grunt".

Jeff Hall from Houston, Texas - Playing professionally since the age of 12, Jeff Hall has won most every high-goal trophy in polo including the US Open.

Rodrigo Andrade from Brazil - "He's a bull on the field", is the way one polo aficionado put it when describing the playing style of Brazilian 8-goaler.

Pelon Stirling - The first Uruguayan to reach 10 goals.

Mark Tomlinson from England - born into a family of polo players in Gloucestershire. One of the best players England has produced.

Adolfo Cambiaso from Argentina - widely regarded as the best player in the world and currently ranked number 1 with a handicap of 10

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