Filipino football - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Filipino football


Phil Younghusband retires from football

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The country's leading goalscorer ends his football career with 52 international goals

RETIREMENT. Phil Younghusband represents in the Philippines in his last AFF Suzuki Cup tournament in 2018. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Goal-getters: Filipino football players who made a mark in 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:19 AM

A recap of the people and moments that made 2018 another great year for Philippine football

DLSU installs artificial football pitch on Laguna campus

Feb 19, 2016 - 2:44 PM

The province of Laguna gets its second turf football field this one on the DLSU Science and Technology Complex near Santa Rosa

NEW PITCH. The new pitch on the DLSU campus in Laguna is the second of its kind in the province. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

The 2015 Passionate Fan Pinoy Football Awards

Dec 23, 2015 - 11:45 AM

The year s best in Filipino football

PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Misagh Bahadoran is the 2015 player of the year. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Why your next Azkal could be coming from Australia

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:42 PM

An innovative new project could translate to more Pinoy national team players coming from down under

NEXT AZKAL? Filipino Julian Matthews, who hails from Australia, sits with Phil and James Younghusband. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge signs with Walsall FC

Jul 02, 2015 - 8:27 PM

I have gained plenty of International experience in front of big crowds but I’ve not played as many League games as I would have liked and I intend to rectify that here said Etheridge

NEW CLUB. Neil Etheridge will get some beneficial experience on the English scene. Photo from Etheridge's Twitter

On Azkals controversy: Locals need playing time, too

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The Philippine Football Federation says the team s star players may not be released by their home clubs in Europe for tournaments like the ASEAN Football Federation AFF Suzuki Cup because it s not an official FIFA event

“Bottom line, our National Coach Thomas Dooley [needs] to have a team ready which consists more or less [of] our local players to compete [in] events like the Suzuki Cup," said a statement on the Azkals Facebook page. Photo by Mark Cristino

Ateneo, San Beda blank Ang Liga foes

Jul 15, 2014 - 9:40 PM

The football teams of San Beda College and Ateneo De Manila University dominated their opponents to take wins in Week 4 of Ang Liga

KEEPING IT REAL. Ateneo's Julian Roxas strikes a sneaky goal between the hands of the RTU goalkeeper. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Collegiate teams vie for Ang Liga football title

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:50 PM

Sixteen football squads from different universities and colleges will slug it out for the Ang Liga trophy

File photo shows San Beda's Ashley Flores dribbling past an Emilio Aguinaldo College opponent. Photo by Nevin Reyes

Undefeated Philippine U14 Girls National Football Team stuns competitors in AFC Championship

Jun 12, 2014 - 10:43 PM

After a stunning 1 0 upset defeat of Vietnam on Wednesday a 5 0 victory over Cambodia and 6 0 win over Singapore the Philippine girls have emerged undefeated and at the top of every category in the tournament

Members of the Philippine U14 Girls National Football Team celebrate the winning goal against Vietnam during the the Asian Football Confederation Regional Championship for Southeast Asia in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Photo by Ronald Whaley

Younghusbands bare lineups for Clear Dream Match 3

May 01, 2014 - 4:46 PM

Looking to settle their sibling rivalry on the pitch in Clear Dream Match 3 Phil and James Younghusband have buffed up their respective squads

IN PHOTOS: Azkals, Malaysia draw in Cebu

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:01 AM

Relive the Azkals draw with Malaysia on Sunday April 27 in photos by Rappler s Mark Cristino

OJ Porteria of the Azkals attacks down the wings against Malaysia. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PH girls bow to Brazil in Street Child World Cup finals

Apr 07, 2014 - 2:55 AM

The Philippine girl team lost 1 0 to host country Brazil in the Street Child World Cup but earned a lot of respect in the process

STILL WINNING. Roy Moore and the PH girls fell short 1-nil but still have bright futures ahead. Photo from press release

PH girls rise from bottom to Street Child World Cup finals

Apr 06, 2014 - 6:26 AM

They come from the most vulnerable segments of society but the Philippine girls team has captured the hearts of their nation heading into the finals of the Street Child World Cup

Crystal and Agot celebrating their victory over South Africa. Photo from press release

Loyola returns to winning ways after win over Army

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:24 AM

With Loyola Meralco looking on the verge of another disappointing result substitute Freddy Gonzales turned a slim one goal advantage into a 4 1 rout as the Sparks thumped Philippine Army – GTI FC

SPARK RETURNS. Freddy Gonzales of Loyola Meralco opened up the game with a hat trick. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PH girls oust Mozambique to reach Street Child World Cup finals

Apr 05, 2014 - 10:41 PM

The Philippines girls squad is one win away from winning the Street Child World Cup an event where everyone is an underdog

OVERJOYED. Team Philippines' girls squad can barely contain their joy after beating Mozambique to advance to the Street Child World Cup finals. Photo from FairPlay For All's Twitter

PH Girls thrash England 6-0 to barge into Street Child World Cup semis

Apr 05, 2014 - 5:55 PM

The Philippine Girls’ Team continue to inspire with their dominant play thrashing England to earn a spot in the Street Child World Cup semis

BELIEVE. Crystal and Street Child World Cup coach Roy Moore celebrate their victory over England. Photo from press release

PH girls earn Street Child World Cup group 2 top spot

Apr 03, 2014 - 5:30 PM

The Philippine girls football team is making a name for itself in the Street Child World Cup after defeating El Salvador 3 1 on Thursday

STARS IN THE MAKING. The girls warmup before their 3-1 victory over El Salvador at the Street Child World Cup. Photo from press release

PH boys edge Nicaragua, succumb to Burundi in Street Child World Cup

Apr 02, 2014 - 3:35 PM

The Philippine boys’ squad eked out contrasting results on opening day winning their first match against Nicaragua 1 0 only to drop a 0 4 game to Burundi in the afternoon in the 2014 Street Child World Cup

TOP OF THE WORLD. Team Philippines' boys club poses at the Street Child World Cup in Brazil. Photo from press release

Younghusband brothers headline Azkals lineup for Qatar camp

Apr 02, 2014 - 12:49 PM

Hoping to get their first win under newly installed German American coach Thomas Dooley the Philippine National Men’s Football Team bared its lineup for their upcoming training camp in Qatar this month

QATAR BOUND. The Younghusband brothers James (L) and Phil (R) will banner an Azkals unit that heads to Qatar next week to train for the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup. Photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler

Philippines kicks off Street Child World Cup with 9-0 rout of South Africa

Apr 01, 2014 - 11:19 PM

After overcoming adversities here at home the Philippine girls’ team put up an inspired opening performance in Rio de Janeiro defeating South Africa 9 0 in the 2014 Street Child World Cup

VICTORY. Crystal and Agot of Team Philippines celebrate their 9-0 victory in the Street Children World Cup. Photo from press release

Global FC solidifies top spot after 7-0 whipping of Pasargad

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Global FC cemented themselves on the number one spot as they made mincemeat of Pasargad

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Mark Hartmann and Global FC put a 7-0 beating on Pasargad to solidify their number one spot in the UFL. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UFL: Kaya bucks tentative first half, beats Socceroo 4-2

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:34 PM

After letting in two goals in the first 45 minutes Kaya FC returned in the second half with their title aspirations in mind as they trumped Team Socceroo FC

UFL: Pachanga snaps Stallion’s two-game winning streak

Mar 23, 2014 - 12:06 AM

Reigning titlists Stallion FC failed to barge into the top three after a gritty Pachanga – Diliman PLDT Home Fibr FC held them to a 1 all draw

Filipino youth will make their names at Street Child World Cup

Mar 19, 2014 - 2:34 AM

Some members of Team Philippines were orphaned or born in cemeteries; others dropped out of school to support their families while others scavenged for trash At the Street Child World Cup Team Philippines will show that they are somebody

SOMEBODIES. Team Philippines poses prior to a training session for the Street Child World Cup, which takes place March 28 in Brazil. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Pasargad takes first win versus Pachanga; Global, GAU draw

Feb 16, 2014 - 5:27 AM

Pasargad FC notched their first triumph of the season at the expense of Pachanga Diliman PLDT Home Fibr FC while Green Archers United held down Global FC to a scoreless draw