Team Azkals Member Profiles and Pictures

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Sports | 1,623 comments

The Azkals, the National Football Team of the Philippines, is at last gaining the attention of the Filipinos. Who could ignore their almost heroic win in the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup where they beat the almost unbeatable defending champion, Vietnam?  They eventually lost to Indonesia but that was that event made us sit up and take notice.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the team members are good looking. I admit I am not a football fanatic and I’m just like the rest of the Filipinos who are taking interest in this sport just now but it’s not too late to get to know them, right?  That’s why I compiled some information on the Azkals Members.

Team Azkals Member Profiles and Pictures:

Neil Etheridge
Position: Goalkeeper
Number: 1
Birthday: February 7, 1990
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 161 lbs.
Neil Etheridge was born to a Filipina mother who hails from Tarlac. His father is from the UK and that’s where he was raised.  He started playing football when he was nine. He attended Chelsea Academy in 2003 and played with both James and Phil Younghusband. His position was a forward but after the convincing of his coach he switched to becoming a goalkeeper. Etheridge was invited to play for the Philippine team in 2007 but declined the offer.  A year later, he was again invited to join the team. He eventually accepted the offer after being convinced by Phil Younghusband.
Know more about Neil Etheridge in his interview published at the Philippine Daily Inquirer here.

Phil Younghusband
Position: Midfielder
Number: 10
Birthday: August 4, 1987
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 159 lbs.

Born in England to an English father and a Filipina mother, Phil Younghusband together with his brother, James started playing at football at Chelsea before being recruited by the Azkals. He is, by far, the most popular team member of the Azkals having joined a celebrity singing contest in the Philippines before achieving fame as one of the Azkals.


James Younghusband

Position: Midfielder
Number: 7
Birthday: September 4, 1986
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 171 lbs.

James Younghusband was born in Middlesex, England to Philip and Susan Younghusband.  His started his early career in football at Chelsea before the age of twelve. James was recruited to the Philippine Football team through an anonymous person who found out he was half Filipino through a Playstation game.  He and brother, Phil were eventually signed up.

Christopher Camcam
Birthday: September 30, 1994
Position: Goalkeeper Alternate
Number: 20
Height: 6’2″

You would be surprised to hear that Christopher is the youngest player of the group at the age of 16. He is not your average sixteen year old, however, at the height of 6’2″ this teenager can easily be mistaken as much older.  With the encouragement of his parents, Christopher started playing at the age of six and never looked back.

Eduard Sacapano
Birthday: February 14, 1980
Position: Goalkeeper
Number: 22
Height:

Rob Gier
Birthday: January 6, 1980
Position: Defender
Height: 5’2″

Jerry Barbaso
Birthday: April 18, 1988
Position: Defender

Anton Del Rosario
Birthday: June 6, 1983
Position: Defender

79 Comments

  1. you play good and defensive!!keep it up…super like you neil and james…

  2. wew ,,

  3. Make it to the finals,guys! :)

  4. pleeease..dominate the midfield.no defense and attack in there..no offside trap and good attack from the mid by our azkals.coach pls observe..watch the game against kuwait

  5. haha ang kulet nman iba ibang pose haha ^_^

  6. hahahahha kulet ng picture ko :P

  7. super galing niyo talaga,God bless u ol

  8. ‘ AZALS ‘ the best :))

  9. L-O-V-E AZKALS
    NeIl Etheridge
    .. MY IDOL ..<3

  10. I love AZCALS very much . Next time pls. don’t be so loose specially when the ball hit forward towards the opponent’s goal there must be always a back-up so that the ball will not be intercept to the opposite opponent .There must be a substituition with regards to the players that are tired and injured already. Remember back-up to one another so that teamwork will provide.

  11. go! go! fight! fight!…
    team azkals is the best

  12. kahit talo kayo,
    para sakin kayo parin ang panalo

  13. GO azkals! proud to be pinoy footballer! wait what age do can i join azkals?

  14. Go azkals go kick the player not the ball! haha joke just play fair even when you lose.GO AZKALS!!!

  15. good job………..mzta nmn

  16. good job. nice play….in our heart your still the winner.keep up the good play and make it to the next game.

  17. Even thouGh They didnt Won Let everY filipino Respect thEm For tHey Brought Football Fever Right iNside The Heart of EverY FootbaLL FAn!Go Azkals!Love YOu !!!!!!Specially to NEil Etheridge I Do Admire!YOU!!!Dont Stop Believing!!!!

  18. go..go..go..go azkals…

  19. cute talg ng azkal team i lov it

  20. ang gwapo tlaga ni rob gier!!!!keep it up mga kuya

  21. :)

  22. galingan mo james ! hehe muah !

  23. yahooooo !

  24. I sTILL BELIEVE!!! TO ALL OF YOU . . . GO AZKALS!!!

  25. ilove azkals

  26. GO…GO.. GO. Try more to be succeed
    Don’t loose your HOPE

  27. go,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,go,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,go,,,,,,,,,,,,,team azkal

  28. GO AZKALS GO <3

  29. go azkals

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