Alvin Patrimonio

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Alvin Patrimonio
Position Power forward
Nickname "The Captain"
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Team Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
Nationality Philippines
Born November 17, 1966
College Mapuá Institute of Technology
Draft Not drafted - (free agent)
Pro career 1988–2004
Awards 4-time PBA MVP (1991, 1993 1994 1997)

Alvin Patrimonio is a major figure in Philippine professional basketball, and is considered as the second-most popular Filipino basketball player. He played power forward, small forward, and center for a time, and was a member of the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants team throughout his career, wearing jersey no. 16.

He is married to Cindy Patrimonio, and they have a daughter named Clarice.



Patrimonio was born on 17 November 1966 in Quezon City. He finished secondary school in 1983, and graduated from the Manila Science High School. When he was a student at the Mapua Institute of Technology, he played in the NCCA for the Mapua Cardinals from 1983 to 1986.

After college, Patrimonio entered the Philippine Basketball League (PBL) where he played for Hope, Yco, and Swift. He then graduated to the professional league when he was drafted into the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in 1988, to play for the Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants. He entered the league at the same time as other promising basketball players such as Jojo Lastimosa, who was 1988's Rookie of the Year, Jerry Codiñera, and Glen Capacio.

Patrimonio's records and championships have led fans and teammates to dub him “The Captain” or “Captain Lionheart”.

Patrimonio has also played for the Philippine National basketball team, and in 1998 was chosen to play for the Philippine Centennial team.


Patrimonio's professional basketball career lasted for 16 years. He announced his retirement from the professional league in 2004, whereupon he became the Giants' team manager. Throughout his active career, Patrimonio managed to win 15,091 points, which gives him the third highest point total after Ramon Hernandez (18,996 points) and Abet Guidaben (15,775 points)

Records and titles

Patrimonio was declared Most Valuable Player four times during his career, in 1991, 1993, 1994, and 1997.

He was picked for the Mythical First Team for 10 seasons (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000) and for the Mythical Second Team in 1995.

His team won the All-Filipino cup in 1996 and the Governor's Cup in 1997. He was also included in the roster of PBA's Greatest Players in 2000.


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