Paulino Riestra Alcantara (1897 - 1964)

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Nicknames: "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
Occupation: Footballer, Physician
Managed by: Mona Magno-Veluz (C)
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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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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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