He is, alongside Hidetoshi Nakata and Ji-Sung Park, one of the finest footballers the Far East has given to the world. Chronicles of that time describe him as a skilful forward; thin, but strong-legged. Paulino Alcántara, product of the marriage between a Spanish soldier and a Filipina, was born in Iloilo City, the Philippines, on 1896; two years prior to the independence of the archipelago from Spain and subsequent occupation by the U.S.
Although registers from the era don’t give away a precise date, Alcántara moved to Barcelona alongside his family at the beginning of the 20th century; being that same city where he started and ended his footballing career. But what’s so remarkable about him?
In another edition of the eternal battle of Braids vs. Flattop, the long locks of Kenneth Faried defeated Norris Cole’s high-top fade with a resounding block. However, in a later battle of Headband vs. Flattop, Ty Lawson went 0-for-7 from the floor, while Cole hit a big late-game three to clinch it. So:
Braids > Flattop > Headband
Also, LeBron recommends that Lawson push that headband up higher to conceal his hairline better.