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Emelio Caligdong

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Full name  Emelio Asada Caligdong
Name  Emelio Caligdong
Career start  2002
Years  Team
Weight  55 kg
Number  13
Height  1.65 m
Playing position  Left winger
Role  Footballer

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Date of birth  (1982-09-28) 28 September 1982 (age 33)
Place of birth  Pototan, Iloilo, Philippines
Current team  Green Archers United F.C. (#5 / Midfielder)
Similar People  Ian Araneta, Angel Guirado, James Younghusband, Alexander Borromeo, Phil Younghusband

Team Captain Emelio Caligdong

Emelio Asada Caligdong (born 28 September 1982), nicknamed "Chieffy", is a Filipino footballer who last played as a left winger for the Philippines. He is still playing actively for Green Archers United in the United Football League. Formerly a player for the Air Force football club, he was an enlisted member of the Philippine Air Force.


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International career

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Caligdong made his debut in the 2004 Tiger Cup , playing all four matches and scoring three goals. Two of those goals came in the 89th and 92nd minute in the 2–1 win over Timor-Leste, making it the first ever victory of the Philippines in the ASEAN Football Championship.

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He has also played for the Philippines U-23 at the 2005 Southeast Asian Games and in the pre-SEA Games tournament where he scored against Myanmar and Timor-Leste.

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On the first match of the Philippines in the Qualifying playoff round of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualification against Mongolia, Caligdong scored a goal in the 43rd minute.

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On September 30, 2011, Caligdong scored two goals in a draw against Hong Kong and two more goals on October 4 against Macau in the 2011 Long Teng Cup. Caligdong, who shrugged off injuries to score both goals against Macau, emerged the top scorer for the tournament, earning the Golden Boot trophy.

On September 29, 2012, Caligdong scored a goal on the 34th minute in the last match of the 2012 Philippine Peace Cup versus Chinese Taipei which ended in a 3–1 score line. The Philippines got the championship title with a 3 win, no draw and no loss record.

On November 27, 2012, Caligdong who came in as a substitute in the 2nd half and scored an important goal for the Philippines in a 1–0 victory against Vietnam in the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup. The Philippines eventually finished second in the group stage and qualified for the semi finals with a 2 win, 1 loss record.

In November 2014, Caligdong announced his retirement from international football citing issues on maintaining fitness and plans to focus more on his club.

International goals

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.

Club career

In January 2015, Cebu-based UC-ERCO Bro Nationals loaned Caligdong along with other players from the United Football League (UFL), from Green Archers for their stint at the 2014–15 PFF National Men's Club Championship finals. However the UFL blocked the loan moved and insisted that players from the UFL can't play for other clubs even in competitions hosted by the Philippine Football Federation. The UFL insists that if Caligdong and other loaned players by ERCO suited for the club they can't return to their mother club. This is after other UFL teams complained the loaning of players from Green Archers United.

Coaching career

Caligdong obtained a "C" Coaching License sometime in 2014 and will coach the Green Archers United youth team. He is also aspiring to become an assistant coach for the national football teams.

By March 2016, Caligdong is now the head coach of the national under-14 team and a playing assistant coach at Green Archers United senior team.


Philippine Air Force
  • UFL Division 1: 2010, 2011
  • UFL Cup: 2009, 2011
  • National team

  • Long Teng Cup: Third 2010
  • Long Teng Cup: Runners-up 2011
  • AFC Challenge Cup: Third 2012
  • Philippine Peace Cup: 2012, 2013
  • Individual

  • Long Teng Cup Golden Boot: 1
  • PFF National Men's Club Championship Golden Boot: 1
  • Philippine Sportswriters Association Mr. Football Title: 1
  • The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awards: 1
  • References

    Emelio Caligdong Wikipedia