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OJ Porteria

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Playing position
Winger, Forward



1.68 m

63 kg

OJ Porteria

Career start

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Full name
Jose Elmer Poblete Porteria

Date of birth
(1994-05-09) May 9, 1994 (age 21)

Place of birth
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Current teams
Philippines national football team (Midfielder, Forward), Kaya F.C. (#99 / Midfielder)

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Jose Elmer "OJ" Porteria (born May 9, 1994) is a Filipino footballer who plays as a winger or attacking midfielder for Philippines Football League club Ceres–Negros. A product of the D.C. United Academy, he moved to the Philippines where he played for Kaya FC. He is a member of the Philippines national team, as well as the Philippines under-22 and under-23 teams. He was dubbed as the "Filipino Messi" due to his dribbling and speed.


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Club career

Porteria started playing football at the age of four after his older brother had taught him and eventually joined his first ever club, The Fireballs. At the age of six, he joined a travel club called Team America where he would play until age 11 where he joined D.C. United's under-13 Super Y-League team and then eventually the D.C. United Academy. He was a member of the academy until 2012, where he moved to the Philippines and signed for local side Kaya.

In July 2016, Porteria announced the end of his stint with Kaya. In January 2017, Ceres-Negros announced that they have signed in Porteria, along with few other players, to play for the club.

Youth teams

Porteria first played for the Philippines at under-23 level when they competed in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games. He was a regular in the side and scored the Philippines' lone goal in the 2–1 defeat to Timor-Leste. In June the following year, he would be part of the Philippines under-22 team that competed in 2013 AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers.

Senior team

In April 2011, tryouts for the Philippines national football team were conducted in Daly City, California. One of the players who tried out was Porteria. He was successful and got invited to Manila the following month to train with the team ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup first round qualifiers. However, he wasn't selected in the final roster for the qualifiers.

In July 2011, Porteria was called up to the national team that traveled to Bahrain for a training camp which included a pair of friendly matches against Bahrain's national under-23 team. He made his unofficial debut in the first match which ended in a 2–1 loss. He wouldn't feature again for the Philippines until August 11, 2012 in a 3–1 defeat to USL Premier Development League team Chicago Inferno.

Porteria made his official international debut on September 5, 2012 against Cambodia, which ended in a scoreless draw. He replaced Paul Mulders inside the second half. However, it was not a FIFA full 'A' international friendly since the Cambodian side used seven substitutes instead of six.

International goals

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.

Personal life

Porteria attended Falls Church High School, where he graduated in 2012 and was part of the varsity soccer team and also a kicker for the varsity american football team.


  • PFF National Men's Club Championship : Third 2013
  • National team

  • Philippine Peace Cup: 2012, 2013
  • References

    OJ Porteria Wikipedia

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