Category Archive: Social History
>El Rompe Redes – Paulino Alcantara, The Greatest Player of All
We always admire the goals made by the greatest football players of all time from the fancy plays of Pele to the showboating style of Ronaldinho, the prolific scoring touch of Diego Maradona to the technical skills of Johann Cruyff. These players have captivated the hearts and minds of football fans through the years. The rising popularity of our own national football team, the Azkals, have provided us new sports heroes to cheer on. The likes of James and Phil Younghusband, Aly Borromeo, Chieffy Caligdong, Jason de Jong, Neil Etheridge, and all up-and-coming players have made us football fans in a country that has long love affair with basketball.
Few Filipinos realized that there was a time when a Filipino captivated the football pitch of Spain. He scored goals left and right that a legend grew with him. Dubbed as the “net breaker,” Paulino Alcantara played for FC Barcelona in the formative years of Spanish football. Never in our wildest dream that a man from Iloilo plied his ware on the pitch and became one of the leading goalscorers in Spanish football thereby enshrining him as our original galactico. Perhaps, Lionel Messi may try to catchup the great Paulino’s goalscoring record by the time all things are said and done.
>The Ten Most Popular Facebook Celebrities
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The Top 10 Youtube Videos of All Time
Youtube has grown to define the Internet and social networking in recent years. It has helped promote new fads, informed everyone on what’s happening anywhere in the world, provided a venue for people to communicate to a global audience, and make an anonymous individual famous than anything he can possibly imagine.
The Road to Redemption of the Philippine Football Team
The basketball-crazy Philippines has always been the football minnows even though the country is one of the pioneering football country in Asia. Unfortunately, soccer has never took root in the 7,107 islands and until today, the Philippine football team never became a serious contender in various football tournaments. We have yet to qualify the FIFA World Cup or even won a major football event for quite some time.