• Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

35-year-old Spaniard is latest foreign-born player in Azkals side.

Nov 24, 2021

The Filipino Azkals will feature a 35-year-old Spaniard in their line-up when they battle at the upcoming Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup next month. 

Bienvenido Maranon showed off his Filipino passport in a twitter update at the end of October. 

“Where dreams come true,” he tweeted.

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“Thanks to everyone involved in this process. 

“I will work hard to make you proud to have me.” he said.

The Spanish-born winger has been representing Ceres-Negros and United City in the Filipino league since 2015.

He was also the Philippines Football League Golden Boot winner in 2020.

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Singapore will also have its first foreign sports talent in its side since the 2012 Suzuki Cup with the introduction of Korea Republic-born Song Ui-young.

Main Photo: Bienvenido Maranon

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