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Carlos Loyzaga

Full name: Carlos M. Loyzaga
Nickname(s): Caloy, The Big Difference
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Born: August 29, 1930 in San José, Occidental Mindoro, Philippines
Died: January 26, 2016 in San Juan, Manila, Philippines
Affiliations: San Beda College, Manila (PHI)
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Basketball

Biography

The son of Joaquin Loyzaga, a Philippine football international, Carlos Loyzaga is usually considered the greatest ever Filipino basketball player. He led the national team to a third-place finish at the 1954 World Championships, and is the only Filipino player to be named to the World Championships all-star team. Loyzaga competed for the Philippines from the early 1950s into the 1960s. He learned to play basketball on the streets in Santa Mesa, Manila, and later joined Tervalac (Teresa Valenzuela Athletic Club). Loyzaga quit high school to play basketball for the junior PRATRA (Philippine Relief and Trade Rehabilitation Administration) team. He led them to the MICAA junior crown in his first year with them, 1949.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Basketball Men's Basketball Philippines PHI 9T
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Men's Basketball Philippines PHI 7

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #2 1 1952-07-14 PHI 57, ISR 47 20
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Basketball Philippines PHI Group B Match #4 1 1952-07-17 PHI 48, HUN 35 13
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Basketball Philippines PHI Group C Match #1 2 1952-07-25 ARG 85, PHI 59 0
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Basketball Philippines PHI Group C Match #3 2 1952-07-25 BRA 71, PHI 52 14
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Basketball Philippines PHI Group C Match #5 1 1952-07-27 PHI 81, CAN 65 6
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Final Round Match 7/8 1 1956-12-01 PHI 75, CHI 68
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Group A Match #2 2 1956-11-27 URU 79, PHI 70 14
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Group A Match #4 1 1956-11-28 PHI 65, FRA 58 19
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Group A Match #5 2 1956-11-29 CHI 88, PHI 69 5
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 2 1956-11-30 BUL 80, PHI 70
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Group A Match #1 1 1956-11-23 PHI 94, THA 55 19
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Group A Match #4 1 1956-11-24 PHI 77, JPN 61 34
1956 Summer 26 Melbourne Basketball Philippines PHI Group A Match #5 2 1956-11-26 USA 121, PHI 53 3
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