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This sub-project aims to organize genealogical data on notable amateur and professional athletes, as well as sports officials, who are Filipino or have Filipino lineage.

Image: Teófilo E. Yldefonso was a breaststroke swimmer who competed in the 1928 Ansterdam Olympics, 1932 Los Angeles Olympics and the 1936 Berlin Olmpics. Known as the “Ilocano Shark”, he is the first Filipino to win an Olympic medal, and the only Filipino to win multiple medals. His great-grandson, Daniel Coakley, represented the Philippines in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in freestyle.

Find more at the master project page, Families of the Philippines.

International Athletes

Australia / New Zealand :: Lizette Cabrera (tennis) :: Arianne Caoili (Chess) :: Private (karate) :: Jason Day (golf):: Hagi Gligor (soccer)

Austria :: David Alaba (football)

Canada :: Jonathan Alexander de Guzmán (soccer) :: Julian Bobby de Guzman (soccer) :: Mathew Dumba (ice hockey)

Denmark :: Ole Laursen (mixed martial arts) :: Kevin Ray Mendoza (soccer)

France :: Alphonse Areola (soccer)

Germany :: Christina Beier (figure skating) :: William Beier (figure skating) :: Katharina Lehnert (tennis)

Japan :: Takayasu Akira (sumo wrestling) :: Mitakeumi Hisashi (sumo wrestling) :: Asahi Masuyama (soccer) :: Mucha Mori (basketball) :: Ryuya Ogawa (baseball) :: Yuji Takahashi (soccer) :: Paulo Junichi Tanaka (soccer) :: Masunoyama Tomoharu (sumo wrestling) :: Chiaki Tone (baseball) :: Edward Yamamoto (basketball) :: Yasuaki Yamasaki (baseball) :: Maharu Yoshimura (table tennis)

Norway :: Anne Line Gjersem (figure skating) :: Camilla Marie Gjersem (figure skating)

Spain :: Paulino Riestra Alcantara (soccer) :: Manuel Amechazurra (football) :: Diego Bardanca (football) :: José Ángel Carrillo (football) :: Eduardo Teus (football)

Sweden :: Jesper Nyholm (soccer) :: Jane Törnqvist (football)

United States :: Benny Peter Agbayani, Jr. (baseball) :: Tai Babilonia (figure skater) :: Fallah Bahh (pro wrestling) :: Dave Batista (pro wrestling) :: Jordan Clarkson (basketball) :: Heather Cooke (soccer) :: Victoria Manalo Draves (diving) :: Dan Inosanto (martial arts) :: JC Intal (basketball) :: Mikh McKinney (basketball) :: Elizabeth Punsalan (figure skating) :: Kona Reeves (pro wrestling) :: Bobby Robins (ice hockey) :: Kyla Ross (gymnastics) :: John Sipin (baseball) :: Wesley So (chess) :: Erik Spoelstra (basketball)

Local Athletes

Basketball :: Philip Dudley Cezar :: Private :: JC Intal :: Robert Jaworski :: Private :: Carlos Loyzaga :: Edgardo Luciano Ocampo :: Chris Pacana :: Eduardo Alvir Pacheco :: Ambrosio Bibby Padilla :: Lou Salvador, Sr. :: Private :: Freddie Webb :: Private :: Private :: James Yap :: Jose Maria Rubin Zubiri, Jr.

Boxing :: Nonito Donaire, Jr. :: Oscar Sanchez de Larrazabal :: Manny Pacquiao :: Carlos Dolorico Padilla, Jr. :: Carlos Pedro Eugenio Ruiz Padilla, Sr. :: Jose Padilla Jr. :: Nonito Donaire, Jr.

Chess :: Arianne Caoili

Equestry :: Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski :: Private

Football :: Joaquín Loyzaga

Martial Arts :: Feliciano D. de la Rosa (arnis)

Motor Sports :: Arsenio “Dodjie” Hidalgo Laurel

Polo :: Angel Diaz Elizalde :: Juan Miguel Diaz Elizalde :: Manuel "Manolo" Elizalde :: Private

Shooting :: Teodoro Villanueva Kalaw, Jr. :: Arturo de la Rosa Macapagal

Soccer :: Rafael Igoa

Squash :: Private

Swimming :: Jasmine Alkhaldi (swimming) :: Private :: Private User

Table Tennis :: Antonio N. de las Alas, Sr.

Tennis :: Guillermo Jose :: Juan Ma. Johnson José :: Eliza Villanueva Rosales

Yachting :: Private


How to Contribute

  1. Please click the "Join Project" button on the upper right of the project page.
  2. After getting yourself added as a collaborator for the surname, select the profile of the prominent Filipino you wish to add.
  3. Navigate to the profile. Under the "More Actions" link, choose "Add to Project" and select sub-project to which your ancestor should be included in.
  4. Include in the "About Me" section a brief biographical sketch, summarizing the person's significant contributions and accomplishments. (Required)
  5. Include a photograph, if one exists.
  6. Mark the profile as "public" and not "private". (Required)