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Former Azkal Chieffy Caligdong to coach Perpetual Help football

May 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

One of Azkals' top all-time scorers is expected to turn things around for the Las Piñas-based booters

NEW JOURNEY. Chieffy Caligdong pursues coaching stint in the NCAA after retiring from international duty 3 years ago. File Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Green Archers draw with defending champs Global FC

Feb 08, 2015 - 12:48 AM

The Archers rely on the hands of sturdy goalkeeper Paolo Pascual to prevent Global from snatching an easy win

Chieffy Caligdong retires from Azkals

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:38 AM

Caligdong on his retirement: My fitness isn t good anymore and I want to give chance to others

UNFORGETTABLE. Chieffy Caligdong retires from the Philippine Azkals and calls his stint with the national football team 'unforgettable.' File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals aim for party atmosphere with Global FC friendly

Aug 26, 2014 - 3:58 AM

The Azkals will look to create a party atmosphere with their free friendly match against Global FC including live music and meet and greets

Azkals Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on in practice. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

IN PHOTOS: Azkals open training camp for Peace Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The Philippine National Football Team begins their preparations to defend their Peace Cup title next month

ON THE JOB. Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Remembering the Philippines as a football nation

Jun 17, 2014 - 6:43 AM

Before hoops fever engulfed the nation the Philippines was an Asian football powerhouse As the World Cup heats up writer JM Siasat looks back at the Philippines football history

The international success of the Philippine Azkals has sparked interest in the sport of football domestically despite many of the players being foreign-born. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Palaro alum Caligdong urges athletes to aim for success

May 02, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Chieffy Caligdong is evidence that Palaro is a precursor to future athletic success The Azkal veteran shares his thoughts on the annual national games plus his future plans in football

HOME GROWN HERO. Chieffy Caligdong (L) will be at the Palaro opening ceremonies - with or without an invite. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

GAU’s winning streak ends with Pachanga draw

Apr 01, 2014 - 9:50 PM

Green Archers United’s four game winning streak was put to an abrupt stop on Tuesday April 1 as Pachanga Diliman PLDT Home Fibr FC held them to a scoreless draw

HEADSTRONG. Green Archer's Lawrence Ikegwuruka (L) vies for a header against Pachanga's Ariel Zerrudo (R). Photo by Mark Cristino

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Malaysia

Mar 01, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Newly installed coach Thomas Dooley makes his debut in this Azkals friednly in preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup

DEBUT. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

PFF names Azkals lineup for Malaysia, Azerbaijan friendlies

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:30 AM

The Philippine Football Federation has bared the list of players who made it onto the squads which will go up against Malaysia and Azerbaijan

LINEUP ANNOUNCED. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Loyola bounces back with win over Army; Stallion whips GAU

Feb 26, 2014 - 3:38 AM

The Loyola Meralco Sparks tightened its grip of the top spot as they clobbered Philippine Army GTI FC 3 1 while Stallion Gilligan s FC also went away with a 4 1 victory over Green

SPARKED. Loyola's Simon Greatwich (C) controls the ball against Army GTI FC defenders. Greatwich scored a goal against Army GTI FC. Photo by Mark Cristino

Kaya – Loyola ends in draw, Pachanga defeats GAU

Feb 19, 2014 - 1:18 AM

The Loyola Meralco Sparks were held to a draw against Kaya FC while Pachanga – Diliman FC nipped Green Archers United 1 nil

DRAW. Loyola's Phil Younghusband (L) battles for the ball against Kaya's Masa Omura (R). Photo by Mark Cristino

Caligdong injures right foot, might miss Azkals friendlies

Feb 18, 2014 - 10:26 PM

Green Archers United Azkals player Chieffy Caligdong sustained an injury over the weekend that will sideline him for upcoming Azkals friendlies

INJURED. Chieffy Caligdong (left) during a game last year against Air Force FC. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UFL offers backing to help Azkals prepare for Challenge Cup

Feb 13, 2014 - 8:18 PM

The United Football League has assured its full support to give the Azkals the best possible chance in the upcoming Challenge Cup

TEAMWORK. The UFL has agreed to work with the Philippine National Team to release players for training sessions for the AFC Challenge Cup. Photo from the official Azkals website

UFL: Pasilan scores hat trick as Green Archers whip Team Socceroo

Feb 04, 2014 - 9:26 PM

After notching four draws in its first five outings Green Archers United finally made it to the winning column after venting their ire on Team Socceroo in a 7 1 rout

WINNING. Green Archers' Tating Pasilan (R) controls the ball against Socceroo's Sajad Khodarahmi (L). Tating Pasilan scored a hat-trick against Socceroo. Photo by Mark CristinoWINNING. Green Archers' Tating Pasilan (R) controls the ball against Socceroo's Sajad Khodarahmi (L). Tating Pasilan scored a hat-trick against Socceroo. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Late goals propel Army to 2-2 draw with GAU

Jan 23, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Army GTI worked their way back from a 2 nil deficit to salvage a draw with Green Archers United

DRAW. Jovanie Simpron of Green Archers United maneuvers the ball. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Stallion, Green Archers settle for draw on opening day

Jan 12, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Reigning league champion Stallion FC settled for a tie with Green Archers United in the opening day of UFL play

EVENLY MATCHED. Stallion FC and Green Archers United come up even on UFL opening day

UFL Preview: It’s make or break for Green Archers United in 2014

Jan 10, 2014 - 5:24 AM

Can Green Archers United finally reach their untapped potential in the upcoming United Football League season? Football writer Myke Miravite analyzes their chances

BOUNCE BACK. Chieffy Caligdong (pictured) will be a major component to Green Archers United's 2014 season. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Caligdong bounces back to salvage 3rd for GAU

Dec 06, 2013 - 12:53 PM

Chieffy Caligdong scores a brace against his former team Philippine Air Force to give the Green Archers United a 3rd place finish in the UFL cup

BOUNCE BACK. Chieffy Caligdong scores a brace for Green Archers United. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler


Nov 09, 2013 - 7:15 PM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals friendly match vs the United Arab Emirates

File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

INFOGRAPHIC: Palarong Pambansa 2013

Apr 18, 2013 - 10:30 PM

Here s your Rappler guide to the 2013 Palarong Pambansa

Chieffy to Palaro athletes: Don't give up

Apr 07, 2013 - 9:23 AM

Azkal Chieffy Caligdong talks about his Palaro beginnings and how it helped him become the national treasure he is now

New UFL season to showcase football development in PH

Feb 01, 2013 - 11:13 AM

New players transfers and a new pitch spice up the upcoming United Football League UFL season

ALL SET FOR ACTION. Some players from the different UFL teams during the league's pre-season press conference. Photo by Lean Santos.

Ceres FC, Pasargad FC to meet in the finals

Jan 27, 2013 - 4:11 PM

The cast for the PFF Smart National Club Championship final has been decided after both Bacolod s Ceres FC and the United Football League s Pasargad FC won their matches booking their ticket to the finals

PH Azkals, Singapore Lions draw 0-0

Dec 08, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Both teams meet for a second duel on Wednesday December 12 this time in Singapore

Azkals defeat Vietnam in teeth-clenching victory

Nov 27, 2012 - 8:25 PM

The Philippine men s football team won their crucial match against Vietnam 1 0 thanks to an 85th minute goal by substitute Chieffy Caligdong

Azkals win Peace Cup after 3-1 win over Chinese Taipei

Sep 30, 2012 - 3:19 PM

The Philippine Azkals clinched the Philippine Football Peace Cup after a convincing 3 1 victory over Chinese Taipei

AZKALS CAPTAIN Chieffy Caligdong scores the second goal. Photo by Mark Cristino, Soccer Central Philippines

Azkals make history, beat Singapore 2-0

Sep 07, 2012 - 10:08 PM

The Philippine Azkals made history after beating Singapore for the first time in a FIFA sanctioned international friendly game in the Lion City

AZKALS CAPTAIN Chieffy Caligdong, one of the scorers against Singapore. Photo from Azkals official website

Azkals crush Guam 3-0 with Guirado double

Jun 12, 2012 - 9:40 PM

The Philippine Azkals beat Guam 3 0 in the last of three FIFA sanctioned games