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    Top 50 Greatest Players (Philippine National Team)
    (In no particular order.. except for who is number 1 of course)

    I made a list of 50 greatest players who ever played for the Philippine national team. Based on how many times they have represented the country not on how popular they were or how they performed in the MICAA, PBL, MBA or PBA (their performance in all those leagues has nothing to do with it). It also, only, includes the international tournaments for the national teams such as the Asian Games, Asian Championships, World Championships, Olympic Games, as well as the Asian Youth Championship, South East Asian Games, SEABA and the William Jones Cup. Club Tournaments such as the Asian Champions Cup, World Interclub or SEABA Club Championships will not be included nor the minor and invitational tournaments such as the 4-Nations Invitationals, Exhibition Series, Brunei Cup, etc. Some players might've missed out from this list. My main source on this one is the "Legends and Heroes of Philippine Basketball" by Dr. Christian Bocobo and Beth Celis.


    1. Carlos “Caloy” Loyzaga - Asian Games (1951, 1954, 1958, 1962), Asian Championship (1960, 1963), World Championship (1954, 1959), Olympic Games (1952, 1956), World Championship Mythical Team (1954), Asian Championship Mythical Team (1960) [Arguably the greatest Filipino player of all time, lead the country to several Asian titles and Asia’s best finished in the World Championship.]
    2. Lauro Mumar - Asian Games (1951, 1954), World Championship (1954), Olympic Games (1948)
    3. Ambrosio Padilla - Far Eastern Games (1930, 1934), Olympic Games (1936) [One of the greatest players in the pre-war era, lead the country to its best finished ever in the Olympic Games.]
    4. Allan Caidic - Asian Games (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998), William Jones Cup (1984, 1985, 1998), South East Asian Games (1985), Asian Championship (1986), Asian Games Mythical Team (1990, 1994) [Asia’s most feared shooter of his time.]
    5. Avelino “Samboy” Lim - Asian Games (1986, 1990), South East Asian Games (1983, 1985), William Jones Cup (1985), Asian Championship (1983, 1986), Asian Youth Championship (1982), Asian Games Mythical Team (1990)
    6. Mariano Tolentino - Asian Games (1951, 1954, 1958), Asian Championship (1960), World Championship (1954, 1959), Olympic Games (1952, 1956)
    7. Edgardo Ocampo - Asian Games (1966), Asian Championship (1960), World Championship (1959, 1967), Olympic Qualifying Tournament (1964), Olympic Games (1960, 1968, 1972) [Known for his rivalry with Korean legend Shin Dong-Pa]
    8. Hector Calma - Asian Youth Championship (1978, 1982), Asian Games (1990, 1994), South East Asian Games (1983, 1985), William Jones Cup (1985), Asian Championship (1983, 1986), World Junior (U-19) Championship (1979)
    9. Robert Jaworski - Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1974), Asian Championship (1967, 1969, 1971, 1973), World Championship (1974), Olympic Games (1968), World University Games (1967)
    10. Jovito Gonzales - Far Eastern Games (1913, 1915, 1917, 1919, 1921, 1923)
    11. Carlos Badion - Asian Games (1958), Asian Championship (1960) World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1956, 1960), Asian Championship MVP (1960), Asian Championship Mythical Team (1960)
    12. Mariano Filomeno - Far Eastern Games (1923, 1925, 1927, 1930, 1934)
    13. Augusto Bautista - Far Eastern Games (1921, 1923, 1925, 1927, 1930)
    14. Alberto “Big Boy” Reynoso - Asian Games (1962, 1966, 1970, 1974), Asian Championship (1963, 1967, 1973), Olympic Games (1968), World Championship (1974)
    15. Eduardo Lim - Asian Games (1954, 1958), Asian Championship (1960), World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1952, 1956)
    16. Luis “Lou” Salvador Sr. - Far Eastern Games (1921, 1923, 1925) [known for his 116 points and being the Ultimate Master Breeder - 58 children from 25 wives]
    17. Alfonso Marquez - Asian Games (1962, 1966), Asian Championship (1960, 1963, 1965), World Championship (1959), Olympic Qualifying Tournament (1964), Olympic Games (1960, 1968)
    18. Alvin Patrimonio - Asian Games (1986, 1990, 1994, 1998), William Jones Cup (1987, 1998), Asian Championship (1987), South East Asian Games (1987), FIBA Asia All-Stars Extravaganza (2000)
    19. Danny Florencio - Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1974), Asian Championship (1967), Olympic Games (1968, 1972)
    20. Jimmy Mariano - Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1974), Asian Championship (1967, 1973), Olympic Games (1968, 1972)
    21. Antonio Genato - Asian Games (1954), World Championship (1954), Olympic Games (1952, 1956)
    22. Ramoncito Campos - Olympic Games (1948, 1952, 1956)
    23. Adriano “Jun” Papa Jr. - Asian Games (1966, 1970), Asian Championship (1967, 1971), Olympic Games (1968, 1972)
    24. Kurt Bachmann Jr. - Asian Games (1958, 1962), Asian Championship (1960), World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1960)
    25. Ramon Manulat - Asian Games (1954, 1958), World Championship (1954, 1959), Olympic Games (1956)
    26. Orlando Bauzon - Asian Games (1970), Asian Championship (1965, 1967), Olympic Games (1968)
    27. Yoyong Martirez - Asian Games (1974), Asian Championship (1971, 1973), Olympic Games (1972), World Championship (1974)
    28. Rogelio Melencio - Asian Games (1974), Asian Championship (1973), Olympic Games (1968, 1972), World Championship (1974)
    29. Jerry Condinera - Asian Games (1986, 1994), South East Asian Games (1985, 1987), William Jones Cup (1985, 1987), Asian Championship (1986, 1987)
    30. Johnny Abarrientos - Asian Games (1994, 1998), William Jones Cup (1998), South East Asian Games (1991), FIBA Asia All-Stars Extravaganza (2000), FIBA Asia All-Stars MVP (2000) [Asia's best point guard of the 1990s]
    31. Geronimo Cruz - Asian Games (1962), Asian Championship (1963), World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1960), Australian Pan Pacific Games (1963), Australian Pan Pacific Games MVP (1963)
    32. Renato Reyes - Asian Games (1966, 1970), Olympic Qualifying Tournament (1964), Olympic Games (1968)
    33. Elias Tolentino Jr. - Asian Championship (1963, 1969), Olympic Games (1964, 1968)
    34. Bogs Adornado - Asian Youth Championship (1970), Asian Games (1974), Asian Championship (1971, 1973), World Championship (1974), Olympic Games (1972)
    35. Rafael Hechanova - Asian Games (1951, 1954), Olympic Games (1952)
    36. Florentino Bautista - Asian Games (1954), World Championship (1954), Olympic Games (1952)
    37. Narciso Bernardo - Asian Games (1962), Asian Championship (1960), Olympic Games (1960, 1972)
    38. Loreto Carbonell - Asian Games (1958), Asian Championship (1960), World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1956)
    39. Antonio Martinez - Asian Games (1951), Olympic Games (1948, 1952)
    40. Ramon Fernandez - Asian Games (1990), Asian Youth Championship (1972), Asian Championship (1973), World Championship (1974)
    41. Abet Guidaben - Asian Games (1974), Asian Championship (1973)
    42. Manuel Jocson - Asian Games (1962, 1970), Asian Championship (1963)
    43. Romel Adducul - Asian Championship (1997, 1999), South East Asian Games (1997, 1999, 2001), South East Asia Basketball Association (1998, 1999, 2001), FIBA Asia All-Stars Extravaganza (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000), William Jones Cup (2002, 2005), Asian Championship Sportsmanship award (1997), SEABA MVP (1999)
    44. Paulasi Taulava - Asian Games (2002), Asian Championship (2007, 2009), William Jones Cup (2005, 2007, 2009), SEABA (2007, 2009)
    45. Mick Pennisi - Asian Games (2002), Asian Championship (2007, 2009), William Jones Cup (2005, 2007, 2009), SEABA (2007, 2009)
    46. Jojo Lastimosa - Asian Games (1986, 1998), William Jones Cup (1987, 1998), Asian Championship (1987), South East Asian Games (1987)
    47. Kenneth Duremdes - Asian Games (1994, 1998, 2002), William Jones Cup (1998), FIBA Asia All-Stars Extravaganza (2000)
    48. Ronnie Magsanoc - Asian Games (1986, 1990), Asian Championship (1987), South East Asian Games (1987), William Jones Cup (1987)
    49. Jimmy Alapag - William Jones Cup (2005, 2007), SEABA (2007), Asian Championship (2007) [Asia's best point guard according to Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib]
    50. Manny Paner - Asian Championship (1973), Asian Youth Championship (1970), World Championship (1974), Olympic Games (1972)
    51. Venancio Paras - Asian Games (1990), Asian Championship (1987), South East Asian Games (1987), William Jones Cup (1987), Asian Youth Championship (1986)
    52. Danny Ildefonso - Asian Games (2002), South East Asian Games (1997), Asian Championship (1997)
    53. Roberto Yburan - Asian Championship (1959), World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1960)
    54. Emilio Achacoso - World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1960)
    55. Constancio Ortiz - World Championship (1959), Olympic Games (1960)
    56. Rafael Barreto - World Championship (1954), Olympic Games (1956)
    57. Ponciano Saldaña - World Championship (1954), Olympic Games (1952)
    58. Gabriel Fajardo - Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Games (1941), Olympic Games (1948)
    59. Felicisimo Fajardo - Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere Games (1941), Olympic Games (1948)
    60. Olsen Racela - Asian Youth Championship (1987, 1989), Asian Games (1998, 2002), William Jones Cup (1998)
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    danny ildefonso???????

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    Rommel Adducul of the late 90's era..
    It's ironic to see limited efforts from players with maximum salary.
    I wish they would apply "sabermetrics" in those financially challenged PBA teams to acquire players who are value for their money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saints13 View Post
    rommel adducul of the late 90's era..
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    NO Kerby Raymundo !!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO WAY JOSE











    By the way, I was just being sarcastic, LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post


    NO Kerby Raymundo !!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO WAY JOSE











    By the way, I was just being sarcastic, LOL

    Hahaha LMAO!!!..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post


    NO Kerby Raymundo !!!!!!!!!!!!

    NO WAY JOSE











    By the way, I was just being sarcastic, LOL




    Kerby Raymundo Sucks

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    no contest on the immortals- those who represented us in the WBC and olympics.
    I dont think Pennisi should be on the list, though. Replace Pennisi with Benjie Paras or Dennis Espino in my book.

    Did Paras play for the NT? he must have.

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    I think MANUEL PANER should be in there, too...

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    Paras played twice and won medals in both...one as an amateur and one as a pro so he is on my top list over several of the names that was mentioned there...

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    Ooops I thought I already have Paner and Paras on the list... my bad... I was in a hurry when I did it...

    I included Pennisi simply because, just like Asi, despite their age force themselves to represent the country... unlike Marlou Aquino who refuse to attend practice and risk injury for Flag and Country...

    About Paras, did he compete in the 1987 ABC?.. because the Legends and Heroes book provide incomplete infos.... I have to add other tournaments from other sources or from personal knowledge about it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by donmar View Post
    Ooops I thought I already have Paner and Paras on the list... my bad... I was in a hurry when I did it...

    I included Pennisi simply because, just like Asi, despite their age force themselves to represent the country... unlike Marlou Aquino who refuse to attend practice and risk injury for Flag and Country...

    About Paras, did he compete in the 1987 ABC?.. because the Legends and Heroes book provide incomplete infos.... I have to add other tournaments from other sources or from personal knowledge about it...
    i agree pare mick pennisi and asi deserve this spot for their sacrifices for the national squad
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    Quote Originally Posted by donmar View Post
    Ooops I thought I already have Paner and Paras on the list... my bad... I was in a hurry when I did it...

    I included Pennisi simply because, just like Asi, despite their age force themselves to represent the country... unlike Marlou Aquino who refuse to attend practice and risk injury for Flag and Country...

    About Paras, did he compete in the 1987 ABC?.. because the Legends and Heroes book provide incomplete infos.... I have to add other tournaments from other sources or from personal knowledge about it...
    yes he competed in the 1987 ABC but if im not mistaken my memory says that paras was not part of the 1986 ASIAD in Seoul Korea.

    “Hindi ko na inaano ‘yun (mapasama sa pool) eh,” Santos said. “Kung susumahin mo ang buhay naming mga player, ‘san ba talaga ang first priority namin, ‘di ba? Ang first priority ko, dahil dito ko nakuha lahat ng kagandahan ng buhay ko at para sa pamilya ko, ang San Miguel. Alam naman ng lahat ‘yun. Ito ang dapat kong paglingkuran.”

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    I really liked your high flying player Vergel Meneses when he played in 1998 in Jones Cup, the Costa Rican coach even stated " where they get that player?" referring to Vergel Meneses when your Centennial team battered his team in William Jones Cup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakamoto View Post
    yes he competed in the 1987 ABC but if im not mistaken my memory says that paras was not part of the 1986 ASIAD in Seoul Korea.
    OK... I knew he wasn't part of that... but somebody said he won another medal which I assume the 1986 Asiad... Ok, I'll update the list... thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by donmar View Post
    OK... I knew he wasn't part of that... but somebody said he won another medal which I assume the 1986 Asiad... Ok, I'll update the list... thanks!
    maybe the 1987SEAgames he is referring to

    “Hindi ko na inaano ‘yun (mapasama sa pool) eh,” Santos said. “Kung susumahin mo ang buhay naming mga player, ‘san ba talaga ang first priority namin, ‘di ba? Ang first priority ko, dahil dito ko nakuha lahat ng kagandahan ng buhay ko at para sa pamilya ko, ang San Miguel. Alam naman ng lahat ‘yun. Ito ang dapat kong paglingkuran.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakamoto View Post
    maybe the 1987SEAgames he is referring to
    OK, I assume that team in 1987 SEA GAmes includes Patrimonio, Magsanoc and other members of the ABC-bound RP Team...


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    I'm really impressed with Rommel Adducul who is a 4-time ABC All Star (1997,1998,1999,2000)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FARIDOON View Post
    I'm really impressed with Rommel Adducul who is a 4-time ABC All Star (1997,1998,1999,2000)
    Romel Adducul...Romel, not Rommel..
    The guy does not deserve to have his name misspelled..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FARIDOON View Post
    I'm really impressed with Rommel Adducul who is a 4-time ABC All Star (1997,1998,1999,2000)
    I think he shared that distinction with Lebanon's Fadi El Khatib (but I think Fadi only played 3)... both are actually friends because of the shared experience in FIBA Asia All-Star...

    Quote Originally Posted by than11
    Romel Adducul...Romel, not Rommel..
    The guy does not deserve to have his name misspelled..
    hhhmmm maybe the legal name is Romel cause the Legends and Heroes book I got says its Rommel... and most articles uses the name Rommel... even Allan Caidic... says in his book that his name is Alan and just accept the spelling Allan...

    So I don't think its mispelled but I guess Romel is more proper...


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