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Miguel Marzo

Miguel Marzo

One time Archer captain, Miguel Marzo, is introduced as the newest assistant coach of the team’s youth system. The 35-year-old was approached by team owner, Jimbo, and immediately accepted the role. The player has played 619 games in total for the Verdeneri. According to fans, he is said to be the best player to not ever play for the national team. At 35 years of age he is among the oldest in team history to start a game. He has appeared in 14 matches this term and still going strong. 

“He is our father figure on and off the pitch. He teaches us how to work hard during training and think smart during matches. I am happy that he will stay in the Stadio L’Arcier and train the new breed star players for us.” midfielder José Enrique Vigil told AP

Marzo rose from the youth ranks and intends on playing out his career with the Archers. 

“I would not trade this experience for anything. I hope our efforts in attracting great young talent will bare fruit. I accept this wonderful opportunity. It’s not something that comes often. I already started getting to know some of the youth players. This will be my new challenge.” Miguel said 

“I promise the fans that I will never leave the club. My heart stays here.”

Miguel will start after the end of the season 38 and will be reunited with old Archer team mate, Alfredo Varela, who is currently managing the youth team. 



Just in case you guys are wondering what’s it like in the green and black side of the fence. Here is a peek at what’s going on on Tuesdays in the Stadio L’Arciere. 

The senior team:

The reserves:


pics c/o Jimbo 


19-year-old Gaspar Alonso starts his day driving to the Stadio L’Arcier’s training facility at 5:00 AM.

He starts jogging 10 kilometers around the main oval at about 6:00. He usually finishes the jog at around 7:00.

He then starts to do tackling and marking drills, weights training, and ball control drills with defense coaches for three hours.

He then takes a break and heads to the player’s lounge.

After lunch he heads straight to the video room to watch past matches and his training recordings and works with coaches to look for deficiencies in his game. 

At 2:00 He starts to train in the team’s special pool to do low impact training and improve muscle strength and stamina. 

At 4:00 he goes home. 

He does this at least 3 times a week except on match days and special holidays. 

“I work hard to make it to the starting eleven someday. I want to be strong and fast like (Edu) Iglesias. I pattern my game from his game. He teaches me regularly when he’s done training. When I train in the Campo Verde I often train together with César Agudo because we both want to improve a lot. Our goal is to man the central defense once our time has come. It’s really exciting when I think about it.” the 19-year-old said




The Green Archers have recently signed 15-year-old defensive prodigy Tomás Matías. The teen defender hails from Kalibo Aklan and has signed for the UFL side. Team youth manager Alfredo Valera was very happy with his addition and says he will be very helpful to the team when the time arrives when he dons the green and black.

Tomás is a very versatile player who can play in the center and right flank. He says he can also play in the left flank but we have to evaluate him further. We welcome him with open arms and we will be working with him and improved his defensive skills” Alfredo told media

Tomás Matías was discovered when he attended a Verdeneri tryouts in his hometown and was highly touted to be a future starter. Still at a tender age, he will be trained well by the club’s coaches and will be evaluated by Jimbo himself. 

“I am glad to be part of the ‘Green and Black’. I have a chance to develop with other gifted children like me. It’s fun and at the same time I know I can contribute to the team when the time comes. ” the 15-year-old said

Matias will join César AgudoEnrique José LargoGaspar AlonsoCelestino Heredia, and Ismael Maroto as the Verdeneri’s “Green Wall” and will someday defend the goal in the senior team in which young attackers from other teams should fear when their time comes in the senior level.   

Green Archers’ talisman forward, Alfredo Varela, told Archer Pride that the team is very happy with their performances and are aiming for nothing but the league title. The 33 year old forward is saying that this is the closest to the championship that he has ever been and is savoring every moment. 

“The team is very good this term. Verhassel, Sheng, and Sand have been a great boost for the squad and nothing but a championship would be enough for us.” Varela told AP.

“I must thank Jimbo and the staff for bringing in great talent to help the team and bring success to the Archers. The fans deserve this and the city deserves this.” he added