Rappler Football Club 2nd in 2014 Adobo Cup

Michael Josh Villanueva
Rappler Football Club 2nd in 2014 Adobo Cup
(UPDATED) Rappler FC bests 5 of more than 20 participating teams to make it to the final round of the one-day event

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) The Rappler Football Club took home the first runner-up award at its second appearance at the Adobo Cup, an annual football tournament for the advertising and media industry.  

Rappler FC bested 5 of more than 20 participating teams to make it to the final round of the one-day event that took place at the Chelsea-Gatorade Blue Pitch at the Circuit Makati. 

The tournament was won by two-time, first runner-up Publicis Manila Nestle 2-1. Publicis’ two goals came courtesy of striker Robbie de Vera who also took home the tournament’s MVP award. Rappler’s lone goal came early in the first half courtesy of a penalty kick by Vincent Rivera. 

For the second straight year a Rappler striker took home the golden boot award – this year, Rivera’s 9 goals were the most scored by a single player in the tournament. Rappler’s Vicente Roxas was awarded best goal keeper.  

In the semifinals, Rappler demolished DDB Philippines 5-0 to make its first finals appearance. ABS-CBN Balls placed 3rd for a second year in a row. 

In its first appearance at the Adobo Cup in 2013, Rappler placed 4th.


Champion: Publicis Manila-Nestle
First Runner Up: Rappler
Second Runner Up: ABS-CBN

MVP: Robbie De Vera, Publicis Manila-Nestle
Golden Boot: Vincent Rivera, Rappler
Best Goal Keeper: Vicente Roxas, Rappler

Best in Team Spirit: DDB Philippines
Best Jersey Design: BBDO Guerrero

In 2013, Rappler, in partnership with the Philippine Marines, launched a donation drive for footballs and football gear as part of the Marines’ Football for Peace program. Under the program, Marines teach football to children in conflict areas as a peace-building measure and to encourage them to keep studying in school. 

Thanks to the One World Futbol foundation and Chervolet Philippines, the Marines recieved a donation of over 2,000 indestructible footballs which were distributed to NGOs all over the country. with reports from Jessica Lazaro/Rappler.com


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