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FilWelsh
05-27-2007, 09:24 AM
Julián “Bobby” de Guzmán (born March 25, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, is a professional football (soccer) player. He recently signed for Deportivo de La Coruńa in the First Division of La Liga of Spain, becoming the first Canadian to play in Spain's La Liga.

For the Canadian national team, de Guzmán has 16 caps to date. Younger brother Jonathan de Guzmán also plays professional football for Netherlands club Feyenoord Rotterdam. Their father is Filipino, while their mother is Jamaican.


Jonathan de Guzmán (born on September 12, 1987 in Toronto, Canada) is a Filipino - Canadian midfielder for Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Dutch Eredivisie.

The promising midfielder left Canada when he was 12 years old and joined the Feyenoord youth. He was not allowed to play for the first team before he was 18 years old. After his debut against SC Heerenveen he has become a key player quite quickly. Jonathan scored his first professional goal in the 9th minute against Willem II Tilburg on September 30, 2005. He is considered as a great prospect for the future


Dennis Mengoy Cagara (born February 19, 1985) is a Filipino - Danish professional football player, who plays as a left-sided defender for Hertha BSC Berlin in the German Bundesliga. He has played six games for the Denmark national under-21 football team.


Jerry Ruben Lucena (born 11 August 1980) is a Filipino - Danish professional football defender and midfielder, who currently plays for the Danish Superliga side Esbjerg fB. Once a member of Denmark's under 21 national team.

SkyWalker
05-27-2007, 11:42 AM
Julián “Bobby” de Guzmán (born March 25, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, is a professional football (soccer) player. He recently signed for Deportivo de La Coruńa in the First Division of La Liga of Spain, becoming the first Canadian to play in Spain's La Liga.

For the Canadian national team, de Guzmán has 16 caps to date. Younger brother Jonathan de Guzmán also plays professional football for Netherlands club Feyenoord Rotterdam. Their father is Filipino, while their mother is Jamaican.


Jonathan de Guzmán (born on September 12, 1987 in Toronto, Canada) is a Filipino - Canadian midfielder for Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Dutch Eredivisie.

The promising midfielder left Canada when he was 12 years old and joined the Feyenoord youth. He was not allowed to play for the first team before he was 18 years old. After his debut against SC Heerenveen he has become a key player quite quickly. Jonathan scored his first professional goal in the 9th minute against Willem II Tilburg on September 30, 2005. He is considered as a great prospect for the future


Dennis Mengoy Cagara (born February 19, 1985) is a Filipino - Danish professional football player, who plays as a left-sided defender for Hertha BSC Berlin in the German Bundesliga. He has played six games for the Denmark national under-21 football team.


Jerry Ruben Lucena (born 11 August 1980) is a Filipino - Danish professional football defender and midfielder, who currently plays for the Danish Superliga side Esbjerg fB. Once a member of Denmark's under 21 national team.

i was wondering if this players are eligible to play for the Soccer NT. we needed this kind of players so badly.

Nikoo
05-27-2007, 12:18 PM
Filipino is one of the Barcelona all-time leaders in goals. Cagara and Lucena can't play for your NT(u-21 caps). Jonathan de Guzmán wants to play for Netherlands but his brother plays for Canada:rolleyes:... FIFA at her best

el presidente
05-27-2007, 06:11 PM
Now if we get these guys together with the Younghusband brothers, we may finally get the SEA games gold.

Btw, does anyone remember which of the brothers plays for Chelsea?

jramoyo
05-28-2007, 02:09 AM
i was wondering if this players are eligible to play for the Soccer NT. we needed this kind of players so badly.

I doubt if Jonathan de Guzmán will ever play for the azkals... it will either be canada or holland...

el presidente
05-28-2007, 03:35 AM
Not if we approach him first and try to lure him in with the "big fish in a small pond" approach.

SkyWalker
05-28-2007, 04:12 AM
I doubt if Jonathan de Guzmán will ever play for the azkals... it will either be canada or holland...

if we only have our own professional soccer league, i think we can get this players. just like what PBA is doing. a lots of fil-foreign abroad are looking forward to play for our RP team in exchange of getting into the PBA to earn millions. sad, but true. :( the only thing that matters in this world is money. thats why i admire the Younghusband brother, though they know, that RP soccer cant offer them millions, they still stick to our team. as a chelsea reserve in england, he earns more than the salary he's getting from the Rp team.:)

jramoyo
05-29-2007, 11:03 PM
Not if we approach him first and try to lure him in with the "big fish in a small pond" approach.

this guy is way better than the Younghusbands, he IS a big fish in that sort of pond... (pure pinoy blood as i know)

besides, why would he pass-out on the opportunity to possibly play in the World Cup and UEFA Cup when all the Azkals can offer is a SEA Games and an ASEAN championship appearance?

el presidente
06-03-2007, 05:22 AM
He can still play for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup as a Filipino. Besides, the Dutch side has never gotten beyond the semis of the World Cup since 1978 anyway. :)

donmar
06-12-2007, 06:50 AM
Filipino is one of the Barcelona all-time leaders in goals. Cagara and Lucena can't play for your NT(u-21 caps). Jonathan de Guzmán wants to play for Netherlands but his brother plays for Canada:rolleyes:... FIFA at her best

Its Paulino Alcantara... still holds the record for the most goals scored for Barcelona and the distinction for being the youngest player ever to play for Barcelona's first team... he played for the Philippines in the Far Eastern Games and later for Spain in Europe...

donmar
08-08-2008, 07:31 AM
Just remembered from last two months... James Hall, a part-Filipino, plays for the Everton in the English Premiership... he was invited to play for the RP national team wasn't able to...

batgirl
09-06-2008, 04:15 PM
Not if we approach him first and try to lure him in with the "big fish in a small pond" approach.


What's the big fish in a small pond approach. Is this universal quotation?

Shin_Dong_Pa
09-07-2008, 07:12 AM
It is too bad you don't understand lol

Ishmael
09-15-2008, 07:17 PM
I always expected the Philippines to be great in football, I believe they founded the asian football federation, a filipino has a retired number in spain and is part of the hall of fame. I am hoping we get back to our proper place.

My other country, Tajikistan has a good team though we lost all of a sudden to Australia, if they both dont make it to the world cup, Ill be cheering for iran.

seigle42
09-16-2008, 05:28 AM
Now if we get these guys together with the Younghusband brothers, we may finally get the SEA games gold.

Btw, does anyone remember which of the brothers plays for Chelsea?

chelsea reserves/development. not real chelsea A

seigle42
09-16-2008, 05:30 AM
Julián “Bobby” de Guzmán (born March 25, 1981 in Toronto, Ontario, is a professional football (soccer) player. He recently signed for Deportivo de La Coruńa in the First Division of La Liga of Spain, becoming the first Canadian to play in Spain's La Liga.

For the Canadian national team, de Guzmán has 16 caps to date. Younger brother Jonathan de Guzmán also plays professional football for Netherlands club Feyenoord Rotterdam. Their father is Filipino, while their mother is Jamaican.


Jonathan de Guzmán (born on September 12, 1987 in Toronto, Canada) is a Filipino - Canadian midfielder for Feyenoord Rotterdam of the Dutch Eredivisie.

The promising midfielder left Canada when he was 12 years old and joined the Feyenoord youth. He was not allowed to play for the first team before he was 18 years old. After his debut against SC Heerenveen he has become a key player quite quickly. Jonathan scored his first professional goal in the 9th minute against Willem II Tilburg on September 30, 2005. He is considered as a great prospect for the future


Dennis Mengoy Cagara (born February 19, 1985) is a Filipino - Danish professional football player, who plays as a left-sided defender for Hertha BSC Berlin in the German Bundesliga. He has played six games for the Denmark national under-21 football team.


Jerry Ruben Lucena (born 11 August 1980) is a Filipino - Danish professional football defender and midfielder, who currently plays for the Danish Superliga side Esbjerg fB. Once a member of Denmark's under 21 national team.

some of good talented players who already played other country (non-philippine) NT

b3lowzro
12-03-2010, 03:06 AM
merged this thread to http://forums.interbasket.net/f72/philippine-football-13574/p11.html thread

FilWelsh
12-17-2010, 08:59 PM
RP FOOTBALL TEAM ELATED OVER MVP’S SUPPORT
By Ronnie NathanielszPhilBoxing.com
Mon, 13 Dec 2010



Without exception, the members of the Philippine National Football Team expressed elation on Sunday over the support of esteemed businessman-sportsman Manny Pangilinan for the squad as it prepares to face undefeated Indonesia in the Sukuki Cup semi finals in Jakarta.


Pangilinan who together with former PBA chairman Ricky Vargas, Smart Sports Pato Gregorio and PBA Commissioner Chito Salud paid tribute to the team prior to the Barangay Ginebra – Rain or Shine game on Sunday, committed P1 million for the training expenses of the team which was regarded as a tremendous boost to the morale of the team which leaves for Jakarta on Tuesday night.

Their opening match in the two-leg semis on December 16 and the return engagement on December 19 will be telecast “live” by ABS-CBN Studio 23.

RP team manager Dan Palami is scheduled to meet with Gregorio over lunch on Tuesday to discuss further support of PLDT-Smart of Mr. Pangilinan, popularly known as MVP, for football which is a sport in which the Philippines dominated Asia some decades ago.

Pangilinan is well-known as the foremost supporter of sports in the country and together with Vargas and Gregorio have worked out several grassroots development programs in various sports,foremost of which is boxing where the country won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the recent Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

With the influx of several legitimate Fil-Foreign players and a number of other outstanding footballers currently seeing action in the major leagues in Europe and the United States, the future of Philippine football appears much brighter.

The players who attended the PBA games and enjoyed the action were clearly appreciative of the warm support of the fans many of whom crowded around the recognized stars such as brothers Philip and James Younghusband, Neil Etheridge and Filipino players led by Ali Borromeo and Anton Del Rosario among others.

The resounding success of the Philippine National Football Team in the on-going AFF Suzuki Cup has resulted in a flood of messages on the social networking sites and by email from Filipinos abroad informing the Inquirer about several Fil-foreign players seeing action in top class leagues abroad with many of them –playing in Europe which is a hotbed of soccer.

Among those mentioned was outstanding 18 year old David Alaba who plays for Bayern Munich from out of Austria. His mother is a Filipina and his father a Nigerian.

Another talented player is 25 year old Dennis Cagara from Leyte whose father is Filipino. He was a member of the Danish National Youth team and played in the German Budesliga for Hertha Berlin from 2004-2008 and scored four goals in 28 matches when he was on loan to Dynamo Dresden, Cagara reportedly played for AGF Aarhus till the summer of this year.

23 year old Jonathan De Guzman played for Mallorca in the famous La Liga and suited up for the Dutch club Feyenoord from 2005 to 2010 while his brother, 29 year old Julian De Guzman played for Deportivo La Corona in the La Liga from 2005-2009 and sees action for Toronto FC in the Major League Soccer in the US.

Another player in Europe is Jerry Lucena who is a F il-Danish player and was a member of the Danish Under 21 team and plays for FC Esbjerg in the Danish League.

New York based Filipino Arcal Astrud informed the Inquirer that a 29 year old Fil-Japanese Satoshi Otomo currently plays in the Indonesian Super League for Bontang FC while Fil-Italian Simone Rota, 26, who is from Paranaque City is currently a member of A.C. Pro-Sesto in the Italian League.

Among the others playing abroad listed by Astrud were 27 year old F il-German Denis Wolf who is currently a member of FC Magdebvurg in the RegionalLiga Nord in Germany. He reportedly scored 8 goals when he was in the Hanover squad in 2005-2008, scored 7 goals when suiting up for FC Fortunna Dusseldorf in 2005-2007 and 13 goals when he was a member of the FC Rot Weiber Erfurt team in 2007-2009. One other Fil-German listed is 24 year old Stephen Markus Schhrock who is currently a member of FC Greuther Forth in Bundesliga 2.

There’s a 25 year old Fil-Chinese identified as Lexton Moy who is a member of FC Tai Chung in Hongkong’s First League who also played for

Laredo Heat FC In 2007, Crystal Palace Baltimore in 2007 and New York Athletic Club in 2008-2009. Fil-American Joshua Vincent Alcala played for Austin Lightning in 2005, Crystal Palace Baltimore in 2007 and Austin Aztex in 2009.

An outstanding goalkeeper who stopped the famous Los Angeles Galaxy team of celebrated soccer star David Beckham in a penalty shoout in the finals of the Major League Soccer finals in the US is 30 year old Nick Rimando. Rimando whose father is a Filipino helped Real Salt Lake win the title in a penalty shootout following a 1-1 draw when he stopped 2 goals in a penalty shootout to give his team a 4-2 victory last November.

links : http://www.philboxing.com/news/story-48639.html

jookben
03-15-2011, 09:40 AM
Well, I really hope that the RP Football team will get better.

Would be really nice to see the country play the World Cup, eh? I haven't been keeping up with RP Football news but it's good to know that there are now slowly more and more promising players.

How is RP team compared to other Asian countries by the way?

chimeara27
07-28-2011, 01:48 AM
I think Stephen Schrock and Jerry Lucena both played in 2nd Division football league.

Joe Yabuki
11-18-2011, 04:06 PM
Paulino Alcantara is not the only filipino that has made waves in Spain.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/mikelimpag/real.jpg

That's Eduardo Teus Lopez Navarro.



Teus was goalkeeper for Real Madrid from 1913 to 1918.

He won 7 titles with Real Madrid, including a Copa del Rey (King's Cup).

Teus, who was born in Manila in 1896, also served as head coach of La Furia Roja, the Spanish national team, from 1941 to 1942.


And in case youre wondering... They did play against each other. Here's a record of one of their matches in Santiago Bernabeu.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lgjsz95SJC1qfop78o1_r1_500.jpg