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Famous Athletes from The Philippines

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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

Birthplace: Kibawe, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, PLH ( PAK-ee-ow; Tagalog: [pɐkˈjaʊ]; born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a senator of the Philippines. ...more

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Brandon Vera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Norfolk

Nationality: Philippines, Italy, United States of America

Brandon Michael Vera (born October 10, 1977) is an American-born Filipino mixed martial artist currently signed with ONE Championship. A professional competitor since 2002, he has formerly ...more
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Benjie Paras is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Caloocan, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Center

Venancio Johnson Paras, Jr. (born October 2, 1968), better known as Benjie Paras, is a Filipino actor, comedian, and a retired professional basketball player who played for Shell Turbo Chargers ...more
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Chris Tiu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Shooting guard, Guard

Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu (born on July 15, 1985) is Filipino former professional basketball player and television personality. He played his whole career for the Rain or Shine Elasto ...more
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Vitorino Hilton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
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Birthplace: Brasília, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil, Philippines

Position: Defender

Vitorino Hilton da Silva, known as Hilton (born 13 September 1977) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for French Ligue 1 club Montpellier HSC.
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Asi Taulava is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Inglewood, California

Nationality: Philippines, Tonga

Position: Center

Pauliasi Taulava (born March 2, 1973), also known as Asi Taulava, is a Tongan-born Filipino professional basketball player in the Philippines who currently plays for the NLEX Road Warriors in ...more
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Robert Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Robert Jaworski

Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Point guard

Robert Vincent Salazar Jaworski (Tagalog pronunciation: [dʒaˈwɔɾski]; born March 8, 1946) is a Filipino professional basketball player, head coach and politician who served as a Senator of the ...more
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Paulino Alcántara... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Paulino Alcántara

Birthplace: Iloilo City, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, Spain

Position: Forward

Paulino Alcántara Riestrá (7 October 1896 – 13 February 1964) was a Spanish Filipino football player and manager who played as a forward. He spent most of his playing career at FC ...more

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Gary Estrada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Gary Jason B. Ejercito, better known as Gary Estrada, (born May 16, 1971) is a prolific television and movie actor in the Philippines.
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Ambrosio Padilla is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Ambrosio Bibby Padilla (December 7, 1910 – August 11, 1996) was a Filipino basketball player and an elected member of the Senate of the Philippines. He was one of the most important figures in ...more
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Jordan Norwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
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Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Nationality: Philippines, United States of America

Position: Wide receiver

Jordan Shea Rashad Norwood (born September 29, 1986) is a Filipino American former professional football wide receiver and punt returner who played eight seasons in the NFL. He was signed by the ...more

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Freddie Webb is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Freddie Nelle Webb (born November 24, 1942) is a Filipino former senator, congressman, and basketball player and coach. He is currently involved in television, movies and radio (as an actor, ...more
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Simeon Toribio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Municipalities of the Philippines, Visayas, Philippines, Bohol, Central Visayas

Nationality: Philippines

Simeon Galvez Toribio (September 3, 1905 – June 5, 1969) was a Filipino high jumper. He competed at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1932. In 1928, he cleared the same ...more
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Eugene Amano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
Tennessee Titans

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines, United States of America

Position: Guard, Center

Eugene Philip Amano (born March 1, 1982) is a former American football offensive lineman . Playing for the Tennessee Titans from 2004 to 2013 as both a center and guard, he replaced eight-time ...more
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Boyet Bautista is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Pasay, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Point guard

Boyet Bautista is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Pasig Pirates of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), and for the Armed Forces of the Philippines Cavaliers of ...more
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Alvin Patrimonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Philippines, Quezon City

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Power forward

Alvin Vergara Patrimonio (born November 17, 1966) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player from the Philippine Basketball Association and is the current team manager for the ...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

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Defender

Jason Abbott Abantao Sabio (born 30 June 1986) is a Filipino 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 ...more
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Francis Arnaiz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Bacolod, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Point guard

Francis C. Arnaiz (born June 4, 1951) is a Filipino former basketball player. He was best known as a player in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), playing for Toyota and Ginebra San ...more
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James Yap is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Escalante, Negros Occidental, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Shooting guard

James Carlos Agravante Yap Sr. (born February 15, 1982) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Known ...more
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Yoyong Martirez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Pasig, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Rosalio D. Martires (born September 9, 1951), also known as Yoyong Martirez, is a former Filipino basketball player,actor and comedian.
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Johnny Abarrientos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Point guard

Johnny Abarrientos (born July 17, 1970) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was also a many-time member of the Philippine National ...more
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Vergel Meneses is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Malolos, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Shooting guard, Small forward

Vergel Meneses (born January 14, 1969, Malolos, Bulacan) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player who played for in the Philippine Basketball Association and the current head coach ...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

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nationality: Philippines

Position: Midfielder

Lexton de la Cruz Moy (Chinese: 梅示敦, born 24 January 1985) is an American-Filipino sportsperson and former Philippines international footballer. He played as a midfielder and last played for Lam ...more
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Jason de Jong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines
FC Dordrecht

Birthplace: Breda, Kingdom of the Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands, Philippines

Position: Midfielder

Jason Nicolas Maria Dantes de Jong (born 28 February 1990) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He has also represented the Philippines at international level. De Jong ...more
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Gabriel Elorde is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from The Philippines

Birthplace: Bogo, Cebu, Philippines

Nationality: Philippines

Gabriel "Flash" Elorde (March 25, 1935 – January 2, 1985) was a Filipino professional boxer. He won the lineal super featherweight title in 1960. In 1963, he won the inaugural WBC and ...more

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