Who is Alfredo Quintana? Alfredo Quintana Bio/Wiki
Alfredo Eduardo Quintana Bravo aka Alfredo Quintana played for Porto and the Portuguese National Team as a Portuguese handball player. He was born on 20 March 1988 in Havana, Cuba.
He will play for Portugal in the European Men’s Handball Championship in 2020.
Top names in the handball sport have paid tribute to Alfredo Quintana, the Portuguese men’s national handball team goalkeeper, who died on Friday, 26 February at the age of 32.
Alfredo Quintana: “The warrior” who left too early. @AndebolPortugal have shared the tragic news that Portugal goalkeeper Alfredo Quintana has passed away, aged 32. Our deepest sympathies & thoughts are with Alfredo’s family, friends & teammates in this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/pgrbbZJ30Q
— International Handball Federation (@ihf_info) February 26, 2021
He was 32 years old.
No public information was found about his wife. Some pictures of his wife are available from his Instagram. Looking at the pictures, it is understood that he was living a very happy life with his wife.
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He has a young daughter. There is a picture of him on Instagram.
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Quintana was great support for the national team of Portugal and a major reason for the selection boom in past tournaments. The Portuguese Olympic Committee recalled that in the coming weeks, after having been a key player in Portugal’s sixth-place finish in the 2020 European Championship and 10th place finish in the 2021 World Cup in Egypt, Quintana was included in the pre-Olympic tournament with the national team, the best results for the country in both competitions.
Alfredo Eduardo Quintana Bravo left the Caribbean team in 2011, signing with FC Porto, after playing for the Cuban national team in the 2009 World Cup in Croatia and the Pan American Championship in Chile in 2010.
He made his debut with the Portuguese national team in 2014 after being naturalized.
During a training session on February 22, 2021, he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was airlifted to So Joo Hospital, where he battled for his life.
Four days later, due to complications from a heart attack, he died in a hospital. A statement was released by his club, FC Porto, stating, “Our dearest Alfredo Quintana passed away today.
“You’ll always be remembered as one of ours. A true Dragon. May you Rest In Peace.”
They also said they would withdraw his jersey, number 1, in honor of him.
The EHF sends its thoughts to Alfredo Quintana, his family and @FCPorto . The goalkeeper suffered from cardiac arrest at training yesterday. We wish him a complete and quick recovery. Stay strong! #ForçaQuintana pic.twitter.com/lpr5JMXOT1
— EHF Champions League (@ehfcl) February 23, 2021
The news we didn’t want to hear. Alfredo Quintana, the goalkeeper for FC Porto and Portugal’s handball team, who suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday, has sadly passed away.
Our thoughts are with Quintana’s family, the Porto family and everybody connected.
Rest in peace 🌹 pic.twitter.com/1aHwYgBJqI
— Próxima Jornada (@ProximaJornada1) February 26, 2021
Deeply saddened, the EHF joins in mourning of the passing of Alfredo Quintana. The EHF sends its heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends and teammates as well as @FCPorto and @AndebolPortugal at this sad time.
Rest in Peace, Alfredo. pic.twitter.com/2o6bDFyJVA
— EHF Champions League (@ehfcl) February 26, 2021