Azkals' Bienve Marañon shares Suzuki Cup golden boot award with four goals | Inquirer Sports

Azkals’ Bienve Marañon shares Suzuki Cup golden boot award with four goals

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:21 PM January 02, 2022
Azkals' naturalized player Bienvenido Marañon.

Azkals’ naturalized player Bienvenido Marañon. –PHOTO FROM MARANON TWITTER

MANILA, Philippines—Bienve Marañon’s debut for the national team was all that the Philippines hoped for as the forward won a share of the Golden Boot in the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup.

Marañon was the tournament’s joint top scorer with four goals alongside Malaysia’s Safawi Rasid and Thai duo Teerasil Dangda and Chanathip Songkrasin.


Of the four, Marañon and Rasid had the best goals-per-match average at 1.0 as the they needed just four games to reach their tallies.

Happy to be the Top Scorer of [AFF Suzuki Cup] with [The Azkals]  in my first tournament with them. Thanks to my teammates and staff for the help to make this happen,” Marañon said in a tweet.


Songkrasin needed six matches while Dangda had to play in seven.

Marañon had his crowning moment in the tournament when he finished with a hat-trick in the Azkals’ 3-2 win over Myanmar.

The 35-year-old forward, who is a naturalized Filipino citizen out of Spain, is already a proven marksman at club competitions as he holds the goalscoring record in the AFC Cup with 35 playing for United City.


‘Best feeling ever’: Bienve Marañon relishes first game with PH Azkals

Football star Bienvenido Marañon gets PH passport

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup, Bienve Maranon, Philippine Azkals
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.