NAME: Gerald John C. Maldo

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

  • Philippine Army Team (Cebu City, 2010)
  • Philippine League Men’s Open M’lang FC (Bacolod City, 2007)
  • Philippine League Men’s Open M’lang FC (Iloilo City, 2006)
  • Philippine League Men’s Open Davao Team (Cagayan De Oro City, 2005)
  • Under-19 Adidas Davao Team (Iloilo City, 2004)
  • UNI Games (UM University of Mindanao College, 2003–2005)
  • Palarong Pambansa (Naga City, 2002)
  • Coke Go for Goal (Bacolod City, 1999–2000)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Kaya FC Academy, Coach (December 2013–present)
  • Socceroo FC Academy (2012–2013)
  • Far Eastern University, Assistant Coach Men’s College (2011–2012)
  • Under-19 M’lang FC (North Cotabato, 2010)
  • FIFA Grassroots (Davao City, 2010)

Q&A with Gerald

FAVORITE FOOTBALL CLUB

Barcelona.

FAVORITE FOOTBALL PLAYER

Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi.

FAVORITE MOVIE

American Gangster.

FAVORITE TV SHOW

X-Factor.

FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS

Jason Statham and Denzel Washington.

FAVORITE FOOD

Filipino food.

BEST PLAYER PLAYED WITH

Hersey Salmon.

BEST PLAYER PLAYED AGAINST

Chieffy Caligdong.

BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FOOTBALL

Back to back Under-19 Davao team champions (2004–2005) and UNI Games champion Ufor M College Davao team in 2003, Dumaguete.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT

ARAFURA Games (Darwin Australia) in 2004.

If you could change one thing about football, what would you change? 

Respect for everyone is imperative.

What’s the best thing about Kaya FC?

So everyone knows that Kaya FC was founded in 1996 … The most beautiful thing that happened to Kaya FC is the organization—manager, sponsors, staff, and players are united. So until now Kaya FC is still the best, and I am grateful because I am part of the Kaya FC family.