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March 27, 1970 |
Santa Barbara, Pangasinan, Philippines
|Listed height||7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)|
|Listed weight||260 lb (118 kg)|
|PBA draft||1995 Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Ginebra San Miguel|
|1995-1997||Gordon's Gin Boars|
|1997-2001||Purefoods Carne Norte Giants|
|2001-2002||Gordon's Gin Boars|
|2005-2006||Red Bull Barako|
|Career highlights and awards|
Edward Joseph "E. J." Feihl (born March 27, 1970) is a retired Filipino basketball player of Filipino (Pangasinan) and German descent in the Philippine Basketball Association, Asia's first professional basketball league.
He stands 7'1" tall, making him the tallest professional Filipino player who played in the PBA. He represented the Philippines in many international competitions. He played for the Adamson University Falcons during his stint at the UAAP collegiate league.
Feihl was drafted by Ginebra San Miguel in 1995 and played for two seasons with the team. A controversial talk about a contract extension led to Feihl's departure in 1997. He played briefly for the AMA Cybertigers in the Philippine Basketball League.
In the 1997 PBA Governor's Cup, Feihl was traded by Gordon's Gin (then Ginebra San Miguel but is now named as the Barangay Ginebra Kings) to the Purefoods Carne Norte Cowboys for Cris Bolado. Feihl played for Purefoods from 1997-2001 before he was traded to Barangay Ginebra.
In 1998, Feihl was a member of the Philippine Centennial Team that took home a bronze medal in the Bangkok Asian Games. In 2002, he was part of the RP National Pool for the 2002 Asian Games, but was later cut.
Feihl did not play a single game in his second stint with Barangay Ginebra as he was sent to the Alaska Aces for James Walkvist in 2002. Feihl played for the Aces from 2002-2004.
In 2005-06 season he joined the Red Bull Barako spending most of his time on the reserve list. In the middle of the eliminations of the All Filipino Conference of the 2006-07 season he was signed by the Welcoat Dragons.
In 2007, Feihl announced his retirement in basketball. He is now working for Orchid Cybertech Services Inc. as part of Order Assurance Team.