Football Hotties – Philippine Edition

To celebrate yesterday’s stunning win against Vietnam AND to promote interest in Philippine football to the ladies, I’m doing a Football Hotties – Philippine edition (remember some of the ones I did before? Football Hotties – Spanish Edition and Football Hotties in general – aside from the many others =p)

* Sidenote: I definitely think we should focus more on football than basketball. Yesterday’s small win just shows you that if we only focus our attention and training of kids in football instead, then the Philippines has a chance to shine, even in the international stage. Many of the players in the team are Filipinos who grew up in other countries wherein the interest and training lay in football. Just take a look at the results! We have a long way to go, but I hope this is a start!

Let’s start with the much-lauded goalie, Neil Ethridge.  (image: Yahoo Sports UK & Ireland)

He's also a Fulham goalkeeper

Azkals/Philippine Men's Football Team: Neil Etheridge, goal keeper

With wonder-goalie, Neil Etheridge

Neil Etheridge, Azkals

My favorite pic of Neil

Then there are the Younghusband brothers. Philip and James Younghusband.

Azkals/Philippine National Team: James Younghusband and Phil Younghusband

With good-looking half Filipino, half British brothers James Younghusband and Phil Younghusband

Phil Younghusband of the philippine football team, the azkals

Phil Younghusband scored 1 of the 2 points which won the game against Vietnam last night

(Image: pinoyexchange.com)

James Younghusband, Azkals

Show your pearly whites, James!

 

 

philippine football team men's azkals

James younghusband

Here’s another one of James just to even it out, because his brother’s pic is so much bigger =P

Both brothers also model in the Philippines

This one is a recent addition, Team Captain Ali Borromeo! (Thanks to my friend for suggesting it!) He definitely has that bad boy looks/appeal! (Don’t get me wrong, he is super nice!)

Aly Borromeo, Azkals

My favorite pic of Aly

Ali Borromeo being interviewed in Iloilo

Ali Borromeo being interviewed in Iloilo

(image: permanence)

Then there are the cuties…Meet Rob Gier.

Azkals/Philippine Men's Football Team: Rob Gier, Central Defense

With Central Defense of the Azkals/Philippine National Team, Rob Gier

Philippine football team player, Rob Gier

Rob Gier (image: www.theshots.co.uk)

Midfielder, Mark Drinkuth is a very young member of the RP team at only 18 years:

Mark Drinkuth of philippine football team the azkals

Okay maybe I'd describe him more as boyishly cute, instead of hot, but hey he's only 18 years old so he'll probably grown into a hottie soon enough!

(image: Bleacher’s Brew)

And last but definitely not the least is my favorite, Anton del Rosario. (Yes I am biased because I personally know him and he is as nice as he is HAWT) I couldn’t find a nice public picture of his face so this will have to do, until I get his permission to use a photo that does him justice.

"Anton Edward Del Rosario of The Philippines competing at the 2010 Suzuki Cup qualifying tournament" - Fifa.com

(Image: Fifa.com)

So here it is! I finally got one!

Anton del Rosario, Azkals

That's me with Anton during lunch with the Team

Because of popular demand, I am adding more Azkal hotties:

Jason de Jong, Azkals

With Fil-Dutch Jason de Jong, who is currently being invited by some Indonesian league teams

Half Filipino Half Icelandic Ray Jonsson

Half Filipino Half Icelandic Ray Jonsson, who plays for Icelandic Premier League club Grindavik

Did I miss anyone? I haven’t really looked at the team thoroughly, so if think I missed anyone, drop me a line!

  • Click here to read about yesterday’s win against Vietnam in the Suzuki Cup qualifiers.

Lovely comments

  1. hendra says

    good bye ROSARIO.. see u in the next loose.. hahahhaa.. Yess .. Indonesian landslide tagumpay para sa 1-0 kumbinsihin ang Pilipinas, .. Indonesian survivors na nagkaroon nalilimas sa Pilipinas .. Dibdib ko agila Garuda sa pride .. ! (translate in pilipino language.. ) …

    • says

      Thanks for your comment. I have to say that 1:0 is NOT a landslide victory. That goal was hard earned by the Indonesians.

      I wish that the refs were better in calling some atrocious fouls/handballs on your side too. I wouldn’t feel very good if our team won because of some unfair advantages though (i.e. 2 home games, no ticket allocation for the Philippine team, etc) and there were many. But the Azkals fought a good fight and we are so PROUD at how far they’ve come despite the lack of financial support, fan base before this suzuki cup and even no infrastructure/stadium. They did an AMAZING job despite all the odds!

  2. carla says

    I do not know why girls aren’t all over Anton del Rosario! He’s even hotter than the Younghusband brothers combined. He he ;)) And, that’s even with that black eye he got from the game vs. Indonesia! More of him and his awesome superhuman throw-in please! :)

  3. carla says

    I do not know why girls aren’t all over Anton del Rosario! He’s even hotter than the Younghusband brothers combined. He he ;)) And, that’s even with that black eye he got from the game vs. Indonesia! More of him and his awesome superhuman throw-in please! :)

  4. jayson says

    great post! would love to read more of your posts. but do you intentionally hide your identity? with the disconcerting blurring of your face in most of the photos?

    • says

      Thanks Jayson. Yes there are definitely security issues being a diplomat/diplo wife in a new country every few years. Oh and sometimes not all my reviews or experiences are positive (not all blog posts can be positive or I lose credibility all together) and unfortunately there are people out there who cannot take any criticism or take it personally as an attack to their entire country =( so sometimes I do get hate comments, etc. So I’ve to protect myself against that too. Sadly.

  5. jayson says

    great post! would love to read more of your posts. but do you intentionally hide your identity? with the disconcerting blurring of your face in most of the photos?

    • says

      Thanks Jayson. Yes there are definitely security issues being a diplomat/diplo wife in a new country every few years. Oh and sometimes not all my reviews or experiences are positive (not all blog posts can be positive or I lose credibility all together) and unfortunately there are people out there who cannot take any criticism or take it personally as an attack to their entire country =( so sometimes I do get hate comments, etc. So I’ve to protect myself against that too. Sadly.

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