Philippines (Manila selection) tour of Java and Singapore 1953

The team was organized by the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation.
Some reports listed the team as Manila Interport team, or a Manila selection, but the 
"Manila Times" described it repeatedly as the Philippines national team preparing for
the 1954 Asian Games.

11- 6-53 Djakarta     Radjawali (Tjimahi)  4-2 Philippines
12- 6-53 Djakarta     PSB (Bogor)          5-1 Philippines
14- 6-53 Djakarta     PON Djakarta         6-0 Philippines
16- 6-53 Bandung      Persib (Bandung)     6-1 Philippines
17- 6-53 Bandung      PON West Java        3-0 Philippines
20- 6-53 Singapore    Singapore            3-1 Philippines
21- 6-53 Singapore    Sino-Malays          4-1 Philippines
23- 6-53 Singapore    Combined Services    3-0 Philippines

NB: Radjawali were the team of the Tjimahi Garrison; PSB and Persib are local federations;
    PON teams were regional selections of players eligible to enter the PON III tournament.

The tour was originally planned to be in May and to include matches in Hong Kong, Macao,
and Bangkok, but in the end matches were played only in Singapore and Indonesia.

Philippines squad
 Coach: Rene Nieto
 Players: Enrique Fructuoso (GK), Freddie Campos (GK), Roberto Fructuoso, Richard Tillman [captain],
          Carlos Calero, Pocholo Manzano, Roberto Castillo, Juan Castillo, Ramón González,
          Carlos Rebullida, Manuel Dauden Jr, Sofronio Mondragón, John Oropeza, Eduardo Oloris,
          Benito Razon, Ignacio Vicente, Alberto Villarreal, José Reinares, Eduardo Pacheco.

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Sources: Straits Times, Manila Times, Preangerbode, De Locomotief, De vrije pers, Java-bode

Prepared and maintained by Neil Morrison for the Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation

Author: Neil Morrison
Last updated: 12 Nov 2015

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