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Caloy Loyzaga “Big Difference” Player Profile Philippine Basketball Team
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“Big Difference” Carlos M. Loyzaga popularly known as Caloy, was born in San Jose Occidental Mindoro on the 29th of August 1930. By all accolades known as the Greatest National Player of the Philippine Basketball team, Loyzaga achieved what other players can only dream of. A MICAA star, Caloy steered the nation to respectable finishes in the Worlds, Olympics, Asiad and more.

Filipino

Si “Big Difference” Carlos M. Loyzaga na sikat sa ngalan na Caloy, ay ipinanganak sa San Jose Occidental Mindoro ika-29 ng Agosto 1930. Masasabi na pinakadakilang manlalaro ng pambansang koponan ng Pilipinas, narating ni Loyzaga ang pangarap lang ng iilan. Naging pambato ng MICAA, pinangunahan ni Caloy ang bansa sa Worlds, Olympics at sa Asiad.

 



 
•Height:
6’3 • 1.91m

•Position:
Center

•Born:
August 29, 1930 • San Jose, Occ. Mindoro

•College:
San Beda College

•Real Name:
Carlos M. Loyzaga

•Jersey:
No. 41

 
Player photos sourced from.
FIBA WORLD
3rd • Bronze
1x

FIBA ASIA
1st • Gold
2x

ASIAN GAMES
1st • Gold
4x

MICAA
National Title
10x

NCAA
Champion
3x

 
• Trivia:
To Be Completed.
• His Memorable Quote:
To Be Completed.
• What others said:
Sportscaster Willie Hernandez said of Caloy, “In any game, Loyzaga
was the great difference.”
• MICAA History:
• YCO Painters
• Signature Moves:
To Be Completed.
• Major Leagues Played For:
MICAA
WORLDs
OLYMPICS
ASIAD
NCAA
10 MICAA Seasons

GP HI AVG
345

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

623
GP HI AVG

In the 1956 MICAA Season, Loyzaga led the YCO Painters to 40 consecutive wins, as well as 7 uninterrupted National Open – MICAA Championship titles from 1954 to 1960. For the record, Loyzaga compiled an incredible 58-14 win-loss slate in international competitions, with 41-3 in the Asian scene. Once labeled “Famoso” by spanish book “El Libro de Oro del Basket”, Caloy started playing at the age of 12 and honed his iconic hoop skills at the sandlots of Tervalac in Teresa, Sampaloc. In a poll made by 43 international sportswriters, Loyzaga was enshrined as member of “World’s Top 10 Players”.

• Awarded: Basketball Hall of Fame • 1999
• Awarded: PSA Athletes of the 20th Century • 2000

• National Team Tour of Duty

Philippine Team
OLYMPICS
1956 •

Philippine Team
OLYMPICS
1952 •

Philippine Team
FIBA WORLD CUP
1959 •

Philippine Team
FIBA WORLD CUP
1954 • Rio de Janeiro

Philippine Team
FIBA Asia Championship
1960 • Manila

Philippine Team
FIBA Asia Championship
1963 • Taipei

Philippine Team
Asian Games
1962 • Jakarta

Philippine Team
Asian Games
1958 • Tokyo

Philippine Team
Asian Games
1954 • Manila

Philippine Team
Asian Games
1951 • New Delhi

 
 
 

 
 
 

• International Accomplishments

7th Place
OLYMPICS
1956 •

9th Place
OLYMPICS
1952 •

8th Place
FIBA WORLD CUP
1959 •

3rd • Bronze
FIBA WORLD CUP
1954 • Rio de Janeiro

1st • Gold
FIBA Asia Championship
1960 • Manila

1st • Gold
FIBA Asia Championship
1963 • Taipei

1st • Gold
Asian Games
1962 • Jakarta

1st • Gold
Asian Games
1958 • Tokyo

1st • Gold
Asian Games
1954 • Manila

1st • Gold
Asian Games
1951 • New Delhi

 
 
 

 
 
 

• Amateur Career: MICAA – Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association

PRATRA
1950

PRISCO
1953

YCO PAINTERS
1954 – 1964

• Amateur Career Accomplishments: MICAA

MICAA Champion • ?
1946 1949 1950 1953

National Open Champion • 7x
1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1964

 
 

• College Career: San Beda College in NCAA

SAN BEDA COLLEGE
1950-1955

NCAA CHAMPION • 3x
1951 • 1952 • 1955

 
 

• International All-Time Career Totals

Year
Event
GP
Mins
FGM
FGA
3M
3A
FTM
FTA
OR
DR
TOR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

1956
Summer Olympics
7
52
43
121
17.3

1952
Summer Olympics
5
22
13
53
10.6

1959
FIBA World Cup
6
21
32
69
11.5

1954
FIBA World Cup
9
92
60
148
31

• International Career Averages

Year
Event
GP
Mins
3P%
2P%
FT%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

1956
Summer Olympics
7
82.7
17.3
34

1952
Summer Olympics
5
59.1
10.6
20

1959
FIBA World Cup
5
65.6
11.5
21

1954
FIBA World Cup
9
65.2
16.4
31

• MICAA All-Time Career Totals

Season
PBA Team
GP
Mins
FGM
FGA
3M
3A
FTM
FTA
TOR
OR
DR
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

• MICAA Career Averages

Year
Event
GP
Mins
3P%
2P%
FT%
REB
AST
STL
BLK
PTS
HI

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