Paulino Riestra Alcantara

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Paulino Riestra Alcantara

Also Known As: "El Rompe Redes", "Trencaxarxes", "The Net Breaker"
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Birthplace: Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines
Death: Died in Barcelona, Province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Immediate Family:

Son of Eduardo Alcantara and Victoriana Riestra
Husband of Blanca Lopez
Father of Eduardo Lopez Alcantara and <private> Alcantara
Brother of Maria de la Paz Riestra Alcantara; Eduardo Riestra Alcantara; Diego Riestra Alcantara; Fernando Reistra Alcantara; Victoria Riestra Alcantara and 1 other

Occupation: Footballer, Physician
Managed by: Private User
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About Paulino Riestra Alcantara

Filipino-Spanish Paulino Riestra Alcantara was the first Filipino and Asian player to play for a European club and was hailed by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) as “the best Asian player of all time” in 2007. A legendary striker, he ripped the goal net in a game against France and earned the nicknames “El Rompe Redes”, “Trencaxarxes” or “The Net Breaker.” He scored 357 goals in 357 matches, making him the FC Barcelona’s highest goal scorer. The also played for Catalonia in Spain and for the Bohemian Sporting Club in the Philippines. More here: http://bit.ly/AwGdUF.

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Paulino Riestra Alcantara's Timeline

1897
October 7, 1897
Concepcion, Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines
1964
February 13, 1964
Age 66
Barcelona, Province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Barcelona, Province of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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