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List of the most popular, renowned or famous athletes from the Philippines. List includes the most notable athletes from Philippines, along with photos when available. This list of Filipino athletes is alphabetical, but can be sorted by any column and answers the question "what famous athletes are from the Philippines?". You can click on the names of the famous athletes of the Philippines in order to get more information about each one. This list has a variety of athletes in it, from Manny Pacquiao to Arnie Tuadles. You can use the athletes in this fact-based list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it. (212 items)

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Manny Pacquiáo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH is a Filipino world champion professional boxer. At 32 he was elected to the Philippine House of Representatives. He has also been involved in ...more

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Brandon Vera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Brandon Michael Vera is a Filipino-American mixed martial artist currently signed with ONE FC. A professional competitor since 2002, he has formerly competed for the UFC and the WEC. Vera is the ...more

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Benjie Paras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Venancio Johnson Paras, Jr., better known as Benjie Paras, is a Filipino actor and a retired professional basketball player, who played for Shell Turbo Chargers and San Miguel Beermen of the ...more

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Chris Tiu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Chris Tiu, is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in the Philippine Basketball Association. He formerly played for the Smart Gilas ...more

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Vitorino Hilton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Olympique de Marseille
Vitorino Hilton da Silva, known as Hilton is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Ligue 1's Montpellier HSC, as a central defender. On 20 May 2012, he won the Ligue 1 title for ...more

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Asi Taulava is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Pauliasi Taulava also known as Asi Taulava is a Tongan-Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippines who currently plays for the NLEX Road Warriors in the Philippine Basketball ...more

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Robert Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Robert Vincent Salazar Jaworski, also known as Sonny Jaworski, Bobby Jaworski, Robert Jaworski, Sr. or simply Jawo, is a former Philippine senator, basketball coach and Manila Industrial and ...more

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Paulino Alcántara is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Paulino Alcántara Riestrá was a Filipino–Spanish footballer and manager. He spent most of his playing career at Barcelona and was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a ...more

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Gary Estrada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Gary Jason B. Ejercito, better known as Gary Estrada, is a television and movie star in the Philippines. He is renowned for his movies, athletic physique, and cleanly handsome face. He is the ...more

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Ambrosio Padilla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Ambrosio Bibby Padilla was a former Filipino basketball player and former elected member of the Senate of the Philippines. He was one of the most important figures in Asian basketball

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Jordan Norwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Cleveland Browns
Jordan Shea Rashad Norwood is a Filipino-American football player wide receiver who is currently a member of the Denver Broncos. He was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2009. ...more

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Freddie Webb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Freddie N. Webb is a Filipino former senator, former congressman, former basketball player and coach. He is currently involved in television, movies and radio. He completed his elementary ...more

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Simeon Toribio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Simeon G. Toribio was a Filipino athlete, who won the bronze medal in the high jump at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. He represented the Philippines in three consecutive ...more

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Eugene Amano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Tennessee Titans
Eugene Philip Amano is a former American football offensive lineman. Playing for the Tennessee Titans from 2004 to 2013, he replaced eight-time All-Pro selection Kevin Mawae as starting center ...more

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Boyet Bautista is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Boyet Bautista is a basketball player for the Harbour Centre Batang Pier of the Philippine Basketball League. Bautista played high school and collegiate basketball for the Knights of the Colegio ...more

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Alvin Patrimonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Alvin Vergara Patrimonio is a retired Filipino professional basketball player from the Philippine Basketball Association and is the current team manager for the Purefoods Star Hotshots. ...more

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Jason Sabio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Jason Sabio Philippines national football team
Jason Abbott Abantao Sabio is a Philippines international soccer player who plays as a center back or a right back for Ceres FC, but is more comfortable at central defense because of his leap, ...more

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Francis Arnaiz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Francis C. Arnaiz is a Filipino former basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He played for Toyota and Ginebra San Miguel from 1975-1986. He was also a former member of the ...more

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James Yap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
James Carlos Agravante Yap Sr. in Escalante City, Negros Occidental is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Purefoods Star Hotshots in the Philippine Basketball ...more

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Yoyong Martirez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Rosalio D. Martires, also known as Yoyong Martirez, is a former Filipino basketball player.

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Johnny Abarrientos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Johnny Abarrientos is a retired Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was also a many-time member of the Philippine National team, and was the 1996 ...more

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Vergel Meneses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Vergel Meneses - nicknamed "The Aerial Voyager" - is a retired Filipino professional basketball player who last played for the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals in the Philippine Basketball ...more

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Lexton Moy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Lexton Moy Philippines national football team
Lexton de la Cruz Moy is a former Philippines international footballer. He played as a midfielder and last played for Lam Ieng that competed in the Campeonato da 1ª Divisão do ...more

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Jason de Jong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
FC Dordrecht
Jason Nicolas Maria Dantes de Jong is a Filipino footballer who plays for Belgian Third Division A club K.S.V. Bornem, as a defensive midfielder. He has also represented the Philippines at ...more

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Gabriel Elorde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Flash Elorde was a Filipino professional boxer. He was born and raised in the town and now the city of Bogo, Cebu. Elorde was a World Junior Lightweight Champion, he won the title in 1960. In ...more