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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||AMA Cybertigers (Philippine Basketball League)|
|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 German-Filipino descent.
He stands 7'1" tall, making him the tallest Filipino professional basketball player ever to play in the PBA to date. He played for the Adamson University Falcons in the UAAP and represented the Philippines in several international competitions.
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 then played briefly for the AMA Cybertigers in the Philippine Basketball League.
In the 1997 PBA Governor's Cup, Feihl was traded by Ginebra, then already named the Gordon's Gin Boars, to the Purefoods Carne Norte Cowboys in exchange for Cris Bolado. Feihl played for the team from 1997 to 2001 before he was traded back to the Boars.
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, though he didn't make the final cut.
Feihl did not play a single game in his second stint with Barangay Ginebra as he was sent to the Alaska Aces in exchange for James Wallkvist in 2002. Feihl would go on to play for the Aces until 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 from basketball. He currently works for Orchid Cybertech Services Inc. as part of its Order Assurance team.