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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

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Niño Canaleta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Rommel Niño T. Canaleta is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association. A 6-6 athletic ...more

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Emelio Caligdong is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Philippines national football team Emelio Asada Caligdong, nicknamed "Chieffy", is a Filipino footballer who last played as a left winger for the Philippines. He is still playing actively for Green Archers United in the ...more

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Eddie Laure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Eddie B. Laure is a Filipino professional basketball player. He plays for the Blackwater Elite. Known by many as The Dominator and more recently, The Bounty Hunter for his daring and stunning ...more

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Miguel White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Miguel White Miguel S. White was a Filipino track and field athlete of Filipino-American descent who competed for the Philippines in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany, ...more

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Arwind Santos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Arwind A. Santos is a Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association currently playing for the San Miguel Beermen. He is known for his moniker Spiderman.

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Olsen Racela is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Rodericko Cesar Escueta Racela, better known as Olsen Racela, is a retired Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He is one of the assistant coaches of ...more

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Yeng Guiao is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Joseller "Yeng" Guiao is a Filipino professional basketball head coach, politician, commentator and sports commissioner. He is currently coaching the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters in ...more

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Ian Araneta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Philippine Air Force FC Ian Bayona Araneta is a Filipino footballer who currently plays as a forward and is also the captain for Philippine Air Force F.C.. He is also the a former member of the Philippines national ...more

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Kerby Raymundo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Kerby Mariano Raymundo is a retired Filipino professional basketball player lastly played for Meralco Bolts in the Philippine Basketball Association. Known as "The Kid," he was a ...more

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Luisito Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Luisito Pio Espinosa is a retired boxer from the Philippines who won World titles in two different weight divisions.

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Rich Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Richard D. Alvarez is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the Kia Sorento of the Philippine Basketball Association. He was the first overall pick of 2004 PBA Draft by the ...more

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Topex Robinson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Michael Christoper Robinson is a former Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was drafted forty-fourth overall by the Tanduay Rhum Masters.

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Rob Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Robert Wainwright is a Filipino-American former professional basketball player and the current assistant coach of Kia Sorentos in the Philippine Basketball Association.

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Hector Calma is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Hector Calma is a retired Filipino professional basketball player. At 5 feet and 8 inches, he played at the point guard position and was most notably associated with the San Miguel Beer team of ...more

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Eduard Sacapaño is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Eduard Sacapaño Philippine Army FC Eduard Ortalla Sacapaño is a Filipino footballer who currently plays for Philippine Army, and Philippine national football team as a goalkeeper.

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Aaron Aban is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Aaron Abril G. Aban is a Filipino professional basketball player who currently plays for the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the Philippine Basketball Association. Born in Cagayan de Oro City ...more

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Melvin Mamaclay is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Melvin Mamaclay is a Filipino professional basketball player who last played for the Sta. Lucia Realtorsin the Philippine Basketball Association. He was drafted thirteenth overall by Sta. Lucia ...more

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Dondon Hontiveros is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Donaldo "Dondon" Hontiveros is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the Alaska Aces in the Philippine Basketball Association. His monicker is The Cebuano Hotshot.

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Sunday Salvacion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Sunday Salvacion is a Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who plays for the Blackwater Elite in the small forward and shooting guard positions. Known ...more

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Jojo Duncil is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Joselito "Jojo" Duncil is a Filipino professional basketball player who played for the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association. He was drafted 15th overall by Red ...more

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Wesley Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Wesley O. Gonzales is a Filipino professional basketball player. Lastly Played for Barako Bull Energy Cola in the Philippine Basketball Association.

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Ken Bono is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Karl Kenneth O. Bono, better known as Ken Bono, is a free agent Filipino basketball player on the Philippine Basketball Association, selected sixth overall by the Alaska Aces in the 2007 PBA ...more

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Paolo Hubalde is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Dean Paolo V. Hubalde, better known as Paolo Hubalde, is a Filipino professional basketball player who plays for the San Miguel Beermen. He is the son of one of the greatest shooters to ever ...more

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Denver Lopez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Denver Lopez is a retired Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association who is currently an assistant coach for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters. He was ...more

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Bruce Quebral is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Bruce Angelo Quebral is a Filipino actor, commercial model, former reality show contestant who joined Pinoy Big Brother, and former varsity basketball player from Cainta, Rizal. Modeling under ...more