Carlos Loyzaga

Filipino basketball player

Carlos Matute Loyzaga (August 29, 1930 – January 27, 2016) was a Filipino basketball player and coach. He was born in Manila, Philippine Islands.

Carlos Loyzaga
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Personal information
Born(1930-08-29)August 29, 1930
Manila, Philippine Islands
DiedJanuary 27, 2016(2016-01-27) (aged 85)
San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
CollegeSan Beda College
Pro career1951–1964
Career history
1954–1964YCO Painters (MICAA)

He was the most dominant basketball player of his era in the Philippines. He was called the greatest Filipino basketball player of all time. Loyzaga was a two-time Olympian (1952, 1956), as a member of the Philippines men's national basketball team.

Loyzaga died on January 27, 2016 in San Juan, Metro Manila from complications of a stroke at the age of 85.[1]


  1. Dee, Ignacio (27 January 2016). "PH basketball legend Caloy Loyzaga dies". Rappler. Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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