Who is Paulino Alcantara?

Are you wondering who this guy is?

Folks, in case you do not know, Paulino Alcantara was a Filipino football player from Iloilo who played for FC Barcelona between 1912 and 1927, scored 357 goals in 357 matches. He is still the club’s all-time top goalscorer and will go down in history as the greatest Filipino football player of all time.

Please check this out: Paulino Alcantara

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18 Responses to “Who is Paulino Alcantara?”

  1. 1 Jayred June 28, 2006 at 10:08 am

    Galing! Thanks for sharing this info, Rolly!

  2. 2 me June 28, 2006 at 11:17 am

    @Jayred : Football is still alive and kicking in the Phils. but only in the Visayas and Mindanao areas.

    Please check out Pinoy Soccer, interesting site about Pinoy football.

    Thank you.

  3. 3 Jayred June 29, 2006 at 10:59 am

    I think RP is more into basketball. But I guess marami na ring Pinoy ang na-hook sa World Cup.

    Will check out Pinoy Soccer later on. BTW, how do you make those Technorati tags?

  4. 4 myepinoy June 29, 2006 at 1:32 pm


    You are right, little man in big man’s game.

    I am using Flock browser now. I am using the built in blog tools which provide you an option to put technorati tags. at the same time it pings (notify technorati) that i have a new post.

    there are other ways; either you put them manually or automate them using WP plugins.

    You can find the code (if you will do it manually) in technorati’s sidebar just below the logo What’s this? portion. Just click the this code and copy and paste.

    To see it, click any of my tags.

    But do not forget the most important, you must first register with Technorati and claim your blogs.

    If you need more help, just let me know here or by e-mail.

    BTW, I have some crazy stuff in tagalog at myepinoy’s BLAG. Baka interesado.

    Thank you.

  5. 5 Jayred June 30, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks, Rolly! Will check it out later.

    Daming blog. Nalilito na ako. 🙂 Dead na ba yung Live Ur Life for good? 🙂 Ok, dalaw din ako sa “blag” mo.

    Happy weekend!

  6. 6 me June 30, 2006 at 10:16 pm

    Jayred: Thank you and Happy weekend too!

  7. 7 Eric June 30, 2006 at 10:39 pm

    Although supported by both the public and private school systems in America, once the kids become bigger and stronger, they tend to give up soccer and switch to the more popular baseball, football and basketball.
    Even the children of immigrants who are diehard soccer fanatics back in their old country tend to do the same. This is why soccer never really made it big in North America — kids are just not into it.

  8. 8 jane July 1, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    thanks for sharing this info, kokonti lang ang alam ko sa sports eh. regards Kuya Rolly 🙂

  9. 9 myepinoy July 1, 2006 at 3:09 pm

    Eric: I guess the environment has to do with it. Or, maybe, I am not sure, baseball, basketball and american football pay more. Or, Americans do not have that much patience watching soccer.

  10. 10 myepinoy July 1, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    Jane: Thank you for your visit and comment. Happy weekend.

  11. 11 Kates July 3, 2006 at 12:41 am

    Yeah, I still see football being actively played here in Iloilo and people from Barotac are still the guys to beat.

  12. 12 myepinoy July 3, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    Kates: I asked my Ilonggo officemate and he told me that indeed, soccer is still played in Iloilo. Thank you.

  13. 13 hans October 11, 2006 at 11:28 am

    Yes, I’ve heard of Alcantara. The first ever Asian and non-European Footballer to play in Europe. That’s was way back in 1916. He is still the top scorer in Barcelona (take that Romario and Ronaldinho!). Alcantara was also instumental in Philippines record scoreline of 15-2 versus Japan during the 1917 Far East Asian Games. How do I know this ? These are the facts I remember my soccer coach used to inspire us during my elementary days with Don Bosco Mandaluyong. Until now, soccer is still big with the established schools of Ateneo, La Salle, Don Bosco.

    Also, check out the Youngblood brothers. They were born in England to a Filipina mother and British father. They are currently contracted to Chelsea FC Youth Squad in England. The brothers already played for Philippines during the 2005 South East Asian Games.

  14. 14 hans October 11, 2006 at 11:38 am

    Correction, the names of the brothers are James and Phillip Younghusband (not Youngbloods).

  15. 15 kratos July 4, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    ang lupit!! ilonggo ako at ngayon ko lang nalaman ang info na to. had an extensive research on this guy. tsk. tsk. grabe. well, he’s just a memory now pero grabe pa rin impact nito sa akin. football is alive and kicking here sa iloilo especially sa mga towns nang barotac nuevo at santa barbara (where i’m from). some 7-8 year olds here are kicking my ass on the pitch. i hope na ma develop talaga ang football in the coming decade here sa pinas. para di na tayo kumuha nang mga younghusbands, or mga oldwifes na yan. they could help pero mas mabuti talaga pag homegrown ang talent di ba.

    long live paulino alcantara!!
    i’m planning to buy an authentic fc barcelona kit with alcantara surname on the back. i’m just wondering what is his kit number. heheheh

  16. 17 Fred333 December 19, 2007 at 3:59 am

    I never knew who he was before. Thanks for the article.

  17. 18 malouulep March 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    hi guyz!!i heard that another filipino FOOTBALL(not soccer,i hate it when people call it that way) player is playing for barca!!do you know something about it?can you please update me?i do watch the games of barca and i am hoping to see him play with the team!!hehe!and by the way!what happened to james younghusband in chelsea?

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