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  • Erik Spoelstra
    Erik Jon Spoelstra is an American professional basketball coach. Resources "Erik Spoelstra." Wikipedia, 2019. . Date accessed: 6 Jan 2019.
  • Freddie Webb
    Freddie N. Webb was a collegiate and professional basketball player, after which he entered show business as an actor in film and television. He became a councilor and congressman of Pasay City; before...
  • Robert Jaworski
    Robert "Sonny" Salazar Jaworski, also known Jawo, is a former Philippine senator, basketball coach and Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA) and PBA basketball player. He compet...
  • Paulino Riestra Alcantara (1897 - 1964)
    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 bes...
  • Eliza Villanueva Rosales (1897 - 1978)
    Elisa Villanueva Rosales-Ochoa was was the first female legislator of the Philippines. She was also an Asian Tennis Champion. More here: Elisa Rosales Ochoa- Former Congresswoman of Agusan del Norte ...

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) :: Private (karate) :: Jason Day (golf):: Hagi Gligor (soccer)

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)

Sweden :: Jesper Nyholm (soccer)

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) :: 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 :: Rafael Hechanova :: Robert Jaworski :: Douglas R. Kramer :: Ed Ocampo :: Eduardo Alvir Pacheco :: Ambrosio Padilla :: Lou Salvador Sr. :: Dennis Roldan :: Freddie Webb :: Jason Pagaspas Webb :: Nemesio Isip Yabut :: James Yap

Boxing :: Manny Pacquiao :: Carlos Dolorico Padilla, Jr. :: Carlos Ruiz Padilla, Sr. :: Jose Maria Padilla Jr.

Equestry :: Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski Denise Yabut-Cojuangco

Martial Arts :: Feliciano de la Rosa (arnis)

Motor Sports :: Arsenio Hidalgo Laurel

Polo :: Angel D. Elizalde :: Juan Miguel D. Elizalde :: Manuel "Manolo" D. Elizalde :: Ricardo Siddons Yabut

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

Soccer :: Rafael Igoa

Squash :: Fausto de la Riva Preysler

Swimming :: Jasmine Alkhaldi (swimming) :: Fred J. Elizalde :: Christine Jacob

Table Tennis :: Antonio de las Alas

Tennis :: Guillermo Jose :: Johnny Jose :: Eliza Villanueva Rosales

Yachting :: Fausto de la Riva Preysler

Resources

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)