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Alvin Patrimonio

Alvin Patrimonio

Position Power forward
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 (born November 17, 1966) was nicknamed "The Captain" and was a professional basketball player from the Philippines.

He played for the Mapuá Institute of Technology Cardinals in the NCAA from 1983 to 1986. He entered the PBA in 1988 as part of the illustrious quartet alongside 1988 Rookie of the Year Jojo Lastimosa, many-time Mythical Team and Best Defensive Team Member Jerry Codiñera and perennial Best Defensive Team Member Glenn Capacio.

He played his entire career with the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs and won several championships, mostly in the PBA All Filipino Cup; he also played for the Philippine national team including the 1998 Philippine Centennial team.

Patrimonio holds several PBA records including most consecutive games played (596) and most PBA Most Valuable Player awards (4 tied with Ramon Fernandez). He was also the second player after Bogs Adornado to win back-to-back MVP awards in 1993-1994 and also the second player to win three Best Player of the Conference award after Vergel Meneses. He also shares the distinction of having played the most Asian Games (4) with 1990 PBA MVP Allan Caidic.

In 2004, 16 years after playing in the pro league, Patrimonio announced his retirement to concentrate more on his duties as the current team manager of the Purefoods franchise in the PBA. The best power forward in the annals of the PBA, he redefined the meaning of power forward as a prolific and phenomenal scorer ending his career as the league’s No. 3 scorer with 15,091 just behind all-time greats Ramon Fernandez and Abet Guidaben with 18,996 and 15,775, respectively.

On November 26, 2005, he played in the Legends 3-Point Shootout during the PBA All-Star in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The game saw Patrimonio sink the very last money ball to prop the Legends, also composed of Ronnie Magsanoc and Frankie Lim, to a 41-39 win over the young turks of Jimmy Alapag, Ren-Ren Ritualo and Dondon Hontiveros.

Career PBA highlights

Most Valuable Player in 1991, 1993, 1994, and 1997
Mythical First Team Selection in 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 2000
Mythical Second Team Selection in 1995
Best Player of the Conference in 1994 Commissioner's Cup, 1996 All-Filipino Cup, and 1997 Governor's Cup
Newsmaker of the Year in 1993

Ten time PBA All-Star

Most Valuable Player of the 1991 PBA All-Star Game
25 PBA Greatest Players Member
PBA 5,000 Points Club Member
PBA 10,000 Points Club Member
PBA 15,000 Points Club Member
PBA Third Conference champions (1990)
PBA All- Filipino Cup champions (1991, 1993, 1997)
PBA Commissioner's Cup champions (1994)
PBA Governor's Cup champions (2002)

International career highlights
1986 Asian Games bronze medallist
1990 Asian Games silver medallist
1994 Asian Games, fourth place
1998 William Jones Cup (Champions)
1998 Asian Games bronze medallist
2000 PBA All-Stars versus the Asia Basketball Select Team

Philippine Basketball Association all-time records

Most MVP awards (tied, 4)
Most consectutive games played (596)
One of four players to play at least 800 games
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