The Story Behind Copa Paulino Alcantara

As a club with great ambition and long-term vision, we are naturally considering participating in the Copa Paulino Alcantara, an annual professional football tournament in the Philippines named in honor of Alcantara, which has become one of the most prestigious contests in the country. The competition is held after the end of the PFL regular season.

But where does the name of the competition come from?

Paulino Alcantara, a professional football player born in the Philippines, gained recognition primarily for his tenure as a forward with Barcelona. He achieved remarkable success, scoring 395 goals in 399 matches, a club record at the time. This record stood until it was surpassed by Argentine footballer Lionel Messi in 2014. Alcantara is revered by Barcelona as one of its “legends.” He deserves recognition in his native country as well.

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