Alexander Borromeo

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Aly Borromeo
Alexander Borromeo at a press conference - 20110217.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alexander Charles Luis Borromeo
Date of birth (1983-06-28) 28 June 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, USA
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back, Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
1999–2003 Kaya
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003– Kaya
2010–2011 Global F.C. (loan)
National team
2000 Philippines U-19 4 (0)
2005 Philippines U-23 8 (0)
2004– Philippines 42 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 01, 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of May 01, 2014

Alexander Charles Luis "Aly" Borromeo[1] (born 28 June 1983) is an American born Filipino footballer for Kaya. He is a long-time captain of the Philippines national team. Previously a goalkeeper, he has since become a utility player, playing as a central midfielder or center forward for his club and mainly as a central defender for the national team. He is the current manager of the Newington 9th eleven.[2]

Club career[edit]

Borromeo joined Kaya in 1999, and has been the captain of the first team for several years during his tenure.[3] He went on a loan to Global during the 2010–11 season and led the club to be the champions of the 2010 UFL Cup during that season.

On October 15, 2011, in his first match for Kaya in the 2011 UFL Cup against Diliman, Borromeo incurred an ACL injury, which sidelined him for the club and the national team.[4] After almost seven months, he made his return for the 2012 League season on May 12, 2012 as a substitute against Loyola Meralco Sparks, which ended a 2–2 draw. In the following match against Global F.C. on May 16, 2012, he scored an equalizer in second half injury time to end in a 1–1 draw.[5]

He was dropped in the Kaya lineup for the 2012–13 season due to a meniscus injury,[6] in which he acquired while training for the national team in mid-2012.[7]

Borromeo return from an injury. He played for Kaya at the 2016 AFC Cup and was a starter and captain for the team's first match against Hong Kong sides, Kitchee.[8]

International career[edit]

Borromeo first represented the Philippines at under-19 level during the 2000 AFC Youth Championship qualifiers and was also a goalkeeper at that time.[9] Four years later, Borromeo would make his full international debut playing in all four matches in the 2004 Tiger Cup. This time he was playing as a striker and he assisted both goals by Emelio Caligdong, to give the Philippines their first ever win in the competition, defeating Timor-Leste 2–1.[10]

He has also represented the Philippines at under-23 level. He captained the Philippines under-23 team during the 2005 Southeast Asian Games on home soil and was converted to a central defender.[11] He also scored in the 4–2 win against Cambodia.[12] However, the Philippines failed to progress to the knockout stage.


Borromeo is the biological son of prominent Australian business man, Marcus Blackmore. He did not meet his father until he was 27. [13] Borromeo has a step-sister, fashion designer Imogen Merrony, daughter of Furlong.[13]


  1. ^ "Philippines roster - 2008 AFC Challenge Cup". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Inside UFL: Aly Borromeo". The Football Alliance. 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Aly Borromeo profile". Kaya Futbol Club. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (16 October 2011). "ACL injury sidelines Azkals skipper Aly Borromeo". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Borromeo keeps Kaya in UFL title hunt". ESPN Star Sports. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Decena, Karl (24 January 2013). "Former Azkals skipper Aly Borromeo dropped from Kaya lineup due to knee issues". InterAKTV. Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5). Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Henson, Joaquin (23 November 2012). "Aly, Anton cheer for Azkals at home". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Guerrero, Bob (7 March 2016). "AFC Cup preview: Kaya FC's special anniversary moment". Rappler. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Malaysia finish as runners-up". New Straits Times. 2000-07-05. p. 38. 
  10. ^ "First-ever win for Filipinos". The Star online. Malaysia: The Star. 2004-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  11. ^ Limpag, Mike T. (2005-11-23). "3 own goals in 'Nam win". Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  12. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (2005-11-26). "RP booters pull off hard triumph over Cambodia". Philippine Daily Inquirer. p. A23. 
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