Alfredo Quintana, goalkeeper of the Portuguese handball team, died on Friday at the age of 32, a victim of the cardiorespiratory arrest suffered last Monday when he was training with his club, Porto. The goalkeeper, of Cuban origin, was one of the figures of Portugal during the recent World Cup in Egypt, where he shone with his performances against Norway or France.
The Cuban goalkeeper of the Porto handball team Alfredo Quintana died today in Portugal, where he was admitted in a very serious condition after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest on Monday, sources from his team confirmed.
Quintana, born in Havana 32 years ago, suffered the arrest during training and since then has been being treated in the intensive care unit of Hospital São João.
After confirming his death, his team shared on social networks a message of condolences in which they assure that the Cuban will be “always remembered” in the group.
Alfredo Quintana lived in his native country until 2009. He arrived at FC Oporto a decade ago and in 2014, after becoming Portuguese national, he made his debut with the Portuguese team, with which he had accumulated 72 international appearances.
Last January, Quintana had a relevant role with the Portugal team in the Handball World Cup in Egypt.