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Monday, April 30, 2007

El Romperedes

It was 85 years ago today, in a football game between Spain and France, that Paulino "El Romperedes" Alcantara kicked the ball into the goal so hard, it ripped through the net.

Alcantara was born in Iloilo, Philippines to a Spanish soldier and an Ilongga. He played for Catalonia, Spain and the Philippines and holds the highest goal-scoring record for FC Barcelona. After retiring as a player, he became a doctor and club director.


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