Zachary Pangelinan

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Zachary Pangelinan
Full name Zachary James Pangelinan
Date of birth (1988-06-16) June 16, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Hagatna, Guam
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007- Old Mission Beach Athletic Club RFC
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2012– USA 2 (8)
correct as of 23 November 2012.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2009- USA
Zachary Pangelinan
Personal information
Full name Zachary James Pangelinan[1]
Date of birth (1988-06-16) June 16, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Hagatna, Guam
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Guam Under 18s
2005–2008 Guam Shipyard
National team
2005–2008  Guam 6 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 October 2008

Zachary (Zach) Pangelinan (born June 16, 1988 in Hagåtña, Guam) is a rugby international for the USA Eagles.[2] Pangelinan made his debut for the US national rugby team on November 17, 2012 in the International Rugby Series, starting at fullback in place of the unavailable Chris Wyles. Pangelinan was the leading scorer for the USA in that match with eight points. He plays club rugby with OMBAC.

Pangelinan formerly played soccer as a midfielder for Guam.


Club career[edit]

Pangelinan plays for Guam Shipyard Football Club,[3] and has won four Guam League titles between 2005 and 2006 with them. Previously, he was part of the Guam Under-18 team that won two league titles in 2004.[4]

International career[edit]


  • Debut in 2005 East Asian Cup[citation needed]
  • At least one appearance (out of four) at the 2005 East Asian Cup (scored a goal in one match)[citation needed]
  • Three appearances at the 2008 East Asian Cup[5][6][7] (Does not count appearances (2) and goals (7) against Northern Mariana Islands at they were not 'A' international matches)[1]
  • Three appearances at the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup[8][9]


Goal Date Venue Opponent Goals scored Result Competition
1. March 9, 2005 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei  Mongolia
1 - 4
East Asian Cup 2005 qualifying
2. June 23, 2007 Macau Stadium, Macau  Mongolia
2 - 5
East Asian Cup 2008 Fifth place playoff
3. April 4, 2008 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei  Chinese Taipei
1 - 4
AFC Challenge Cup 2008 qualifying
4. April 6, 2008 Chungshan Soccer Stadium, Taipei  Pakistan
2 - 9
AFC Challenge Cup 2008 qualifying

Rugby union[edit]

Club career[edit]

Pangelinan plays his club rugby for OMBAC. On January 9, 2013 he was awarded the Player of the Week prize for his match-winning performance against Los Angeles.[10]

International career[edit]

In addition to Pangelinan's appearances for the USA Eagles, he has also represented his native Guam in rugby.[2]

In May 2013, he was one of five USA Eagles players chosen to represent a Bermuda International Select XV side in a challenge game with English Premiership side Saracens.[11]


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