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10.07.2006

Paulino Alcantara




Paulino Alcantara
AKA Paulino Alcántara Riestrá


  • 1st Filipino and 1st Asian player to play for a European club, FC Barcelona (1912)
  • FC Barcelona all-time leading goalscorer with 374 goals in 375 games



DATE OF BIRTH
October 7, 1896

BIRTHPLACE
Iloilo City, Philippines


YEAR OF DEATH
February 13, 1964


USEFUL LINKS

Pinoy Soccer - Paulino Alcantara
Wikipedia Article on Paulino Alcántara
One of the greatest footballers ever was a Filipino
AFC Asian Football Confederation History
YouTube - Paulino Alcántara Tribute

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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