Laos F.C.

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Laos
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Full name Laos Football Club
Founded 2000; 15 years ago (2000)
Manager Elmo Stephen Triste
Coach Rudy Del Rosario
League UFL Division 1
2015 UFL Division 2, 1st (Promoted to Division 1)

Laos Football Club is a professional Filipino association football club based in Tacloban, Leyte. The team is currently playing in the first division of the United Football League, the highest level of football in the Philippines.

The club was founded in March 2000 when a group of football enthusiasts from Tacloban formed a weekly football practice as their leisure activity.[1] The group played their first weekly football games behind the Quezon City hall, and later moving to the Sunken Garden football field inside the University of the Philippines Diliman. Then they began to participate in minor tournaments around Manila, under the name "Laos F.C."

With the renaming of the club to " Global Football Club" in 2009, club owner Dan Palami chose to form a separate team which carried the "Laos Football Club" name. The team shares its history with Global, and is considered its sister team.

Laos had their first major success in the United Football League in the 2015 season, when they won the United Football League Division 2 Championship with an unbeaten record. The championship earned them promotion to the first division, allowing them to play in the Philippines' top flight for the first time in their history.

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 October 2012[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Philippines DF Michael Diano
6 Nigeria MF Samson Akpokona
7 Libya FW Ahmed Abdalla Hwedi
8 Philippines MF Rouhollah Soltani
9 Philippines MF Reginald Jukes Jr.
10 Libya FW Mohammad Ghasemi
11 Philippines DF Rezziel Villaespin
12 Philippines GK Abdou Sagna
14 Philippines MF Taye Alonge
16 Philippines MF Mohamed Salem Nejib
18 Philippines DF Adun Orobosa
19 Philippines MF Remi Sery
21 Philippines DF Rolly Lear
22 Philippines GK Oliver Moreno
No. Position Player
24 Philippines DF Benedict Atule
25 Nigeria DF Joseph Ujah
26 Philippines MF Ernani Regis
27 Iran FW Iman Salimi
32 Philippines MF Rodolfo Villanueva Jr.
33 Libya MF Gamil Gamal Hegazi
37 Philippines DF Saber Mohammadi
41 Philippines DF Nilo Hilvano
52 Egypt MF Tamer Moheb
53 Philippines MF Al Ervin Patlunag
54 Philippines FW John Aouduaga
55 Philippines FW Eric Legaspi
81 Philippines MF Chibuzor Ozurumba
- Nigeria GK Emmanuel Tubonemi
- Philippines MF Mark Alvin Valeroso

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Global F.C. (new)". Global Football Club (new website). Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ United Footaball League (9 October 2012). "Laos FC". uflphilippines.com.ph. United Football League Philippines. Retrieved 9 October 2012.