Anton del Rosario

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Anton del Rosario
Personal information
Full name Anton Edward Quimson del Rosario
Date of birth (1981-12-23) 23 December 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth San Francisco, California, United States
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2004 Skyline College
2005–2006 NDNU Argonauts
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2014 Kaya 42 (?)
2014– Loyola 0 (0)
National team
2004– Philippines (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Anton Edward Quimson del Rosario[1] (born 23 December 1981) is an American born Filipino footballer who plays as a right back or centre back for Loyola and the Philippines national team.

Youth and College[edit]

Since the age six, Del Rosario has had a passion for football which his older brother and his parents were influential figures. He then played for a local team in the Hillsborough, California.[2] He eventually played football at Burlingame High School for four years[3] and was part of the varsity team which was the first CCS Champion Team at the school. In 2004 that Varsity CCS Champion Team of 1996-1997 was inducted into the Burlingame High School Athletic Hall of Fame, which his older brother was also a part of.[4]

After high school, he continued his passion and played football in Burlingame, playing two years of football at Skyline College[3] and then two years at Notre Dame de Namur University.[5][6]

Club career[edit]

Del Rosario played for Kaya from 1999 to 2014. He served as captain for the football club.[7]

International career[edit]

While living in the Philippines for a couple of years as a teenager, Del Rosario tried out for the Philippine national team. He was successful enough to get selected and has been involved with the national team since 2000.[2] Although he only made his debut on 8 December 2004 against Myanmar in the Tiger Cup. He went on to play all the matches in that tournament as a right back[2] and has since become an integral part of the Philippine national team.[8]

Del Rosario scored his first goal against Brunei via a free kick from 30 yards in the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship qualifiers.[9]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Philippines' goal tally first.[10]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 November 2006 Panaad Stadium, Bacolod City  Brunei
2007 AFF Championship qualifier
2. 22 October 2010 New Laos National Stadium, Vientiane  Timor-Leste
2010 AFF Suzuki Cup qualifier

Del Rosario also has two own goals to his name; against Malaysia in the 2007 AFF Championship,[11] and against Turkmenistan in the 2010 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Del Rosario is the younger brother of former Philippine international footballer Armand Del Rosario. Del Rosario says that he is very close to his brother and credits him for turning football in his life.[2]

In 2007, Del Rosario was able to help Julie Loucks get into the Philippine women's national football team. Louks, a Philippine born American, was on the roster of the women's team at Notre Dame de Namur University at that time. Del Rosario informed and spoke highly of her to the coaches of the national team which led to successful tryouts.[13]

In 2012, Del Rosario and his older brother, Armand joined TV5's The Amazing Race Philippines. They were eliminated in Leg 2 after they violated a rule (contacting someone outside the race) finishing in 10th place.





  1. ^ "Philippines roster - 2008 AFC Challenge Cup". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 22 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d Manzitto, Angelina (25 October 2006). "Anton Del Rosario makes name for himself on the Philippine National Soccer Team". The Argonaut (Belmont, California: Notre Dame de Namur University). Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Anton del Rosario profile". Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Burlingame High School Athletic Hall of Fame". Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "2005 Notre Dame de Namur Men's Soccer - Combined Team Statistics". Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "2006 Notre Dame de Namur Men's Soccer - Combined Team Statistics". Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Olivares, Rick (7 September 2014). "Mr. Kaya is gone". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 13 March 2015. “Kaya Futbol Club would like to announce the departure of long-serving players Eddie Mallari and Anton del Rosario. Eddie joined Kaya in 2006 while Anton joined in 1999. " 
  8. ^ Vidal, Alex P. (19 May 2008). "Phil-Ams and Phil-Brits save RP football team". Philippines Today. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "RP booters write one for books". Manila Bulletin (Find Articles). 21 November 2006. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  10. ^ "Phil Anton Edward Quimson del Rosario - Soccerway profile". 
  11. ^ Hamdan Saaid. "ASEAN Football Federation Championship 2007 - Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  12. ^ "2010 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification - Turkmenistan vs Philippines match summary" (PDF). Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  13. ^ Prescott, Michael (6 December 2007). "NDNU's Julie Loucks joins Philippine national soccer team". The Argonaut (Belmont, California: Notre Dame de Namur University). Retrieved 17 April 2010. 

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