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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. {#nodes}
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    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. Pacquiao...  more

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    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 competed...  more
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    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 and...  more
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    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 Painters...  more
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    Vitorino Hilton

    Olympique de Marseille

    BirthplaceBrasília, Brazil

    PositionDefender

    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....  more

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    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 the...  more
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    Robert Jaworski

    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

    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 Barcelona and also...  more
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    Gary Jason B. Ejercito, better known as Gary Estrada, (born May 16, 1971) is a prolific television and movie actor in the Philippines....  more
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    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 Asian...  more
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    Jordan Norwood

    Cleveland Browns

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    PositionWide 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 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, radio...  more
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    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

    Tennessee Titans

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    PositionGuard, 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 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 the...  more
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    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 Purefoods...  more
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    Jason Sabio

    Philippines national football team

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    PositionDefender

    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 leap,...  more
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    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 Miguel...  more
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    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 by his...  more
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    Rosalio D. Martires (born September 9, 1951), also known as Yoyong Martirez, is a former Filipino basketball player,actor and comedian....  more
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    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 team,...  more
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    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 of the...  more
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    Lexton Moy

    Philippines national football team

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    PositionMidfielder

    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 Ieng...  more
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    Jason de Jong

    FC Dordrecht

    BirthplaceBreda, Netherlands

    PositionMidfielder

    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 has...  more
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    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 WBA super...  more

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