Mizuno Philippines

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Mizuno Corporation was established in Osaka, Japan in 1906 by Rihachi Mizuno. Today, Mizuno USA is located in Norcross, GA and continues to manufacture and distribute high quality golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear. Since our founding, we have taken special pride and pleasure in being able to participate in the exciting world of sports and providing sports equipment of the highest quality. Each and every one of us is guided by the ideal of true sportsmanship. That was true over 100 years ago and is still true today. It is evident in our corporate philosophy which, simply stated, is "Contributing to society through the advancement of sporting goods and the promotion of sports." Our product development strategy is to create products with features that enhance athlete performance and are unique to only Mizuno. These technological advancements make our sporting equipment and apparel go the extra mile and keep you in tip top playing form no matter the sport or the conditions. We believe in making products that work in harmony with your body, helping you to be the best athlete you can be. Never Settle™ is more than just a tagline. It's our calling. Our way of seeing the world. And the rallying cry for our entire company. Breakthroughs come by leadership and discovery, not by following others. Our R&D teams will stop at nothing to give athletes the gear they need to perform their best. At Mizuno, we challenge ourselves each day to innovate and constantly improve. And our leaders not only are seasoned in their respective sports but also inspire us to make the world a better place through participation in sports.

Local

  • Simone Rota

    Simone is a Defender who plays for Stallion F.C. and the Philippine Men’s National Football Team. He was born in the Philippines and was adopted by an Italian couple who raised him in Italy.

    He has played in Europe and has currently flown back to his home country to play here and for the National Football Team. 


    Personal Information

    • Date of Birth: November 6, 1984
    • Place of Birth: Paranaque City, Philippines
    • Playing Position: Defender and Midfielder

    Achievements

    • Scored the Philippines’ initial goal in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup against Laos.

  • Nate Burkey

    Nate plays for Pachanga Diliman F.C. and the Philippine Men’s National Football Team. He’s a Filipino-American who grew up and started his football career in the United States.

    After playing High School Football in the states, he was invited to try-out for the Philippine Men’s National Football Team and has been part of the squad ever since. 


    Personal Information

    • Date of Birth: January 7, 1985
    • Place of Birth: Washington, United States
    • Playing Position: Forward
    • Twitter: @nateburkey

    Achievements

    • Been playing in the Men’s National Team since 2011.

  • Marielle Benitez

    Marielle is the Team Captain of the Philippine Women’s Football Team. She has been playing football since her early years, playing in Paref-Woodrose in high school and eventually De La Salle University in her college years.

     

    She has been part of the National Team since she was 16 years old and has been a big part of their success. She has been dubbed as the David Beckham of the Philippines. The Women’s team or the Malditas as they are called, always seek her leadership in the pitch.

     

    Photos Courtesy of Mon Lindo


     


    Personal Information

    • Date of birth: October 2
    • Place of birth: Quezon City
    • Height: 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
    • Playing position: Midfielder
    • Twitter: @mariellebenitez

    Achievements

    • Marielle has been playing in the Philippine National Team since 2003
    • She has been the Team Captain since 2005
    • 2-time Silver Medalist in the Malaysian Invitational Quadrangular Tournament
    • 1998-2004
    • Named UAAP Athlete of the Year in 2004.
    • 2004
    • 3-Time UAAP Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awardee
    • UAAP Best Midfielder Awardee

  • Mark Hartmann

    Plays for the Loyola Meralco Sparks in thePhilippines, and is a member of the Philippine National Football team. Positioned at either Attacking Midfielder or Second Striker.

     Mark started out his football career at Portsmouth. He has since been playing in thePhilippines. He started out as a member of Manila Nomads F.C., and then he eventually moved to the Loyola Meralco Sparks. 


    Personal Information

    • Date of birth: 20 January 1992
    • Place of birth: Southampton, England
    • Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
    • Playing position:Attacking midfield, Second striker

    Achievements

    • Made his first appearance in 2011 for the Philippine National Team

International

  • Keisuke Honda

    Born in Settsu, Osaka Prefecture, Honda commenced playing football with Settsu FC, therestricted group, when he was a second-grader at main school. He united Gamba Osaka'syounger youth assembly but the group did not endorse him to their youth team. He moved into Seiryō High School in Ishikawa Prefecture and commenced playing for the school. He was one of the key players when Seiryō superior to the semi-final stage of the All Japan High School Soccer Tournament for the first time as a envoy of Ishikawa Prefecture. He was picked as one of the Designated Players for Development by J. League and JFA in 2004.


    Personal Information

    • Full name: Keisuke Honda
    • Date of birth: 13 June 1986 (age 25)
    • Place of birth: Settsu, Japan
    • Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
    • Playing position:Attacking midfielder

    Achievements

    • Japan
    • AFC Asian Cup: 1
    • 2011
    • Kirin Cup: 3
    • 2007, 2009, 2011
    • Club
    • VVV-Venlo
    • Eerste Divisie: 1
    • 2008–09
    • CSKA Moscow
    • Copa del Sol: 1
    • 2010
    • Russian Cup: 1
    • 2010–11
    • Individual
    • AFC Asian Cup Most Valuable Player: 1
    • 2011
    • Japanese Footballer of the Year: 1
    • 2010

  • Givanildo de Souza (Hulk)

    Porto’s FC striker Givanildo Vieira de Souza, also known as The Hulk, has a corresponding mythology about his anger, power and physical strength. In December 2009, The Hulk was accused of assaulting a match steward in the tunnel following a game between Porto and Benefica that earned him a 4 month suspension. Porto successfully appealed The Hulk’s suspension after the Brazilian striker had already missed 17 games. The Portuguese soccer federation ruled to reduce The Hulk’s suspension to three games, effectively nullifying it after the striker missed January, February and most of March 2010. 


    Personal Information

    • Date of birth: 25 July 1986
    • Age: 25
    • Country of birth: Brazil
    • Position: Attacker

    Achievements

    • J. League Division 2: Top scorer 2007
    • Peace Cup: Top scorer 2009
    • Portuguese League: Top scorer 2010–11
    • Portuguese League Player of the Month: February 2009, September 2010, October 2010, November 2010, December 2010, January 2011
    • Portuguese League Breakthrough Player: 2008–09
    • Portuguesa League Player of the Year: 2010–11

  • Thiago Motta

    Born within São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Motta signed with FC Barcelona within1999 at age 17, from locally Clube Atlético Juventus, initially being assigned towards the B side. He ultimately graduated towards the senior team within 2001, making his former team debut onto three October against RCD Mallorca (3–0 house win). In the 2001–02 UEFAChampions League, Motta made seven impressions and assisted his team towards the semi-finals. Competition for continent within an already congested midfield meant that he was unable towards hold down a frequent site within the centre. In the 2002–03 seasonwithin La Liga, he appeared within a career-best 21 toys (with three goals), but Barça could alone cease within sixth grading, and also performed an meaningful portion within theconsecutive season's long UEFA Cup operate, whichw as ultimately ended via Celtic; withinthe former foot, a 0–1 loss within Glasgow (0–1 onto aggregate), he was posted off during half-time as soon as kicking out at negative goalkeeper Robert Douglas, whom was alsoguided the red card, within an incident that occurred within the tunnel.


    Personal Information

    • Date of birth : 28 August 1982
    • Place of birth : São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
    • Height : 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
    • Playing position : Midfielder

    Achievements

    • 1997–1999 Juventus-SP
    • Senior career :
    • 1999–2002 Barcelona B
    • 2001–2007 Barcelona
    • 2007–2008 Atlético Madrid
    • 2008–2009 Genoa
    • 2009– Inter
    • National team : 1999 Brazil U17, 2003 Brazil, 2011 Italy

  • Wayne Srhoj

    Wayne Srhoj (born 23 March 1982 in Mareeba) is an Australian football (soccer) player. He is a central midfielder currently playing for A-League club Melbourne Heart.


    Personal Information

    • Birthdate: March 23, 1982
    • Hometown: Mareeba, Australia

    Achievements

    • Australia under age representative
    • 2 national soccer league championships

  • Byun Sung-Hwan

    Byun Sung-Hwan (Hangul: 변성환; born 22 December 1979) is a South Korean footballer player who plays for the A-League club Newcastle Jets.


    Personal Information

    • Birthdate: December 22, 1979
    • Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

    Achievements

    • South Korean national representative

  • Naum Sekulovski

    Naum Sekulovski (born 14 May 1982 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player. He plays as a left winger for the Persema Malang.


    Personal Information

    • Birthdate: May 14, 1982
    • Hometown: Melbourne, Australia

    Achievements

    • Best clubman award, 2009/10
    • Australia U-23 representative

  • Cassio Oliveira

    Cássio José de Abreu Oliveira known as Cássio (born January 8, 1980 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is a Brazilian professional football player who currently plays for Adelaide United in the Australian A-League.


    Personal Information

    • Birthdate: January 8, 1980
    • Hometown: Rio de Janeiro

    Achievements

    • Club Champion Award 2006/2007