Top 10 PBA Players of All Time
Out of hundreds, there are only 10 Filipino basketball players in the Philippines that stand out

Aside from Boxing, Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines. The Philippine Basketball Association is also known as PBA, Asia’s first professional basketball league, serves as a showcase for local talent. By 1975, the Philippines had established the Philippine Basketball Association, the first pro basketball league in the world outside of the United States. Despite their small height, Filipinos are surprisingly adept at the sport, and the country holds countless gold medals from regional competitions. Wikipedia

Here are the top 10 PBA players of all time

    1. Vergel Meneses

      Vergel Meneses

      Vergel Corpuz Meneses is a Filipino retired professional basketball player and a politician, serving as mayor of the municipality of Bulakan, Bulacan. He previously played in the Philippine Basketball Association and served as the former head coach of the JRU Heavy Bombers of the NCAA Philippines.

       Personal information
      BornJanuary 14, 1969 (age 53) Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
      Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
      MVP won1 (1995)
    2. Allan Caidic

      Allan Caidic

      Allan Vitor Flores Caidic is a Filipino retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He is considered by many to be the greatest shooter the country has ever produced, thus, earning the moniker, “The Triggerman”

       Personal information
      BornJune 15, 1963 (age 58) Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
      Listed weight173 lb (78 kg)
      MVP won1 (1990)
    3. Johnny Abarrientos

      Johnny Abarrientos

      Johnny Abarrientos is a Filipino retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was also a many-time member of the Philippine National team, and was the 1996 PBA Most Valuable Player, becoming the shortest player to win the league’s highest individual award.

       Personal information
      BornJuly 17, 1970 (age 51) Naga City, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
      Listed weight161 lb (73 kg)
      MVP won1 (1996)
    4. Robert Jaworski

      Robert Jaworski

      Robert Vincent Salazar Jaworski Sr. is a Filipino former professional basketball player, head coach, and politician who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 1998 to 2004. He played 23 seasons in the Philippine Basketball Association. Wikipedia

       Personal information
      BornMarch 8, 1946 (age 76) Baguio, Benguet, Philippine Commonwealth
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
      Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
      MVP won1 (1978)
    5. James Yap

      James Yap

      James Carlos Agravante Yap Sr. is a Filipino professional basketball player for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association. Known by his nickname Big Game James, he had played for the Star Hotshots for twelve seasons winning seven PBA championships before being traded in 2016.

       Personal information
      BornFebruary 15, 1982 (age 40) Escalante, Negros Occidental, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
      Listed weight207 lb (94 kg)
      MVP won2 (2006, 2010)
    6. Benjie Paras

      Benjie Paras

      Venancio Johnson Paras Jr., better known as Benjie Paras, is a Filipino actor, comedian, and retired professional basketball player who played for Shell Turbo Chargers and San Miguel Beermen of the Philippines Basketball Association.

       Personal information
      BornOctober 2, 1968 (age 53) Caloocan, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height220 lb (100 kg)
      MPV Won2 (1989, 1999)
    7. Bogs Adornado

      Bogs Adornado

      William “Bogs” Adornado is a Filipino former basketball player and coach. He is one of the Philippine Basketball Association’s Greatest Players and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2005. He was a three-time PBA Most Valuable Player and is considered one of the best Filipino basketball players of all-time

       Personal information
      BornMay 26, 1951 (age 70) Batad, Iloilo, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
      MPV Won3 (1975, 1976, 1981)
    8. Alvin Patrimonio

      Alvin Patrimonio

      Alvin Dale Vergara Patrimonio is a Filipino retired professional basketball player from the Philippine Basketball Association and is the current team manager for the Magnolia Hotshots.

       Personal information
      BornNovember 17, 1966 (age 55) Quezon City, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
      Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
      MPV Won4 (1991, 1993, 1994, 1997)
    9. Ramon Fernandez

      Ramon Fernandez

      Ramon Sadaya Fernandez is a Filipino former professional basketball player and current commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission. Fernandez won four PBA Most Valuable Player awards and a record 19 PBA conference cups.

       Personal information
      Born3 October 1953 (age 68) Maasin, Leyte, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
      Listed weight178 lb (81 kg)
      MPV Won4 (1982, 1984, 1986, 1988)
    10. June Mar Fajardo

      June Mar Fajardo

      June Mar S. Fajardo (born November 17, 1989) is a Filipino professional basketball player for the San Miguel Beermen of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is also known by his nickname “The Kraken” for his extraordinary size and finesse against opposing big men.

       Personal information
      BornNovember 17, 1989 (age 32) Compostela, Cebu, Philippines
      NationalityFilipino
      Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
      Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)

      As of March 2020, the current holder of the award is June Mar Fajardo, his sixth consecutive MVP award since 2014.

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