Friday Camaclang

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Friday Camaclang
Personal information
Full name Andrea Friday Mancuyas Camaclang[1]
Height 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1989–1995 Colegio de San Agustin
1996–1999 University of the Philippines
2003–2005 Los Angeles Valley College
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Riptide F.C.
North Hollywood Extreme
F.C. Los Angeles
Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C.
National team
1993–???? Philippines ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Friday Camaclang is a female football player from the Philippines. Friday has been a stalwart of the Philippine national team in major international competitions since 1995. She is currently playing for Brighton & Hove Albion W.F.C.[2] in England and is the first Filipina to play in England’s prestigious women's soccer league.

Career[edit]

Camaclang played high school varsity in Collegio de San Agustin in Makati city. She kicked her first soccer ball when she was three and her skills were further honed at the Makati football school. There she was able to play in international competitions such as the Helsinki Cup in Finland, the Gothia Cup in Sweden and the Pondus Cup in Denmark.

Friday was a regular in international Asian tournaments such as the South East Asian Games and the Asian Games where she garnered the first MVP of the match award to be given to a Filipino [3] by scoring the first two goals of the tournament, she was 22 at this time.

Friday had two training stints in the United States after which she joined the Philippine national team in an inspiring run at the 12th Asian Women's Football Championship[4] held in Iloilo City. She then joined minor clubs in the United States, FC Los Angeles, North Hollywood extreme and semi-pro team Riptide F.C. She then enrolled for further studies in Los Angeles Valley College, then joining its women's soccer team.

In 2006 she signed with Brighton And Hove Albion women's football club[5] and was the first Filipina to join the prestigious league.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andrea Friday Mancuyas Camaclang". pinoysoccer.com. September 22, 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Filipina to play in England’s top league". Good News Filipinas. March 17, 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Filipina Star Shined for Valley". Valley Star News. November 26, 2003. Retrieved May 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Camclang signs up for Seagulls". People's Daily Online. November 9, 1999. Retrieved May 17, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Camclang signs up for Seagulls". The official AFC website. September 22, 2006. Retrieved May 17, 2009. [dead link]