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2016 MVP Cup
Logo used since 2015.
Sport Basketball
Founded 2010
(as the MVP Cup Invitational Championships)
Inaugural season 2015
Country  Philippines
Continent FIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent champion(s)  Philippines (2nd title)
Most titles  Philippines (2 titles)
TV partner(s) TV5
Official website

The Manny V. Pangilinan Cup, also known as the MVP Cup, is an Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas. An earlier version of the cup, dubbed the MVP Cup Invitational Championships, was conceived in 2010 to prepare the Philippine national basketball team for FIBA-related competitions by having them compete against other national teams or top-level professional clubs.[1]


  • History 1
  • Results 2
  • Medal tally 3
    • By country 3.1
    • By club/team 3.2
  • Participation details 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


In 2010, the Smart Gilas Pilipinas for the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship and the 2010 Asian Games. The tournament, called MVP Cup Invitational Championships, was set from June 24 to 27, 2010 at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium. The Jordan national basketball team and the Dongguan New Century of the Chinese Basketball Association were both invited to this cup. Philippine Basketball Association clubs Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters and Barangay Ginebra Kings also participated in the event.[2][3][4]

In 2015, the cup was revived as a pocket tournament to prepare the Philippine national basketball team for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship at Changsha, Hunan. The tournament was held from September 11 to 13, 2015 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Initially, the national teams of Lebanon and Chinese Taipei and New Zealand-based Wellington Saints confirmed their participation in the event. Lebanon later withdrew from the tournament before playing a single game. The national teams China, South Korea and Senegal have also been invited to join in the tournament but did not confirmed their participation.[5][6]

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas projects the MVP Cup to become an annual tournament similar to the FIBA Stanković Continental Champions' Cup and William Jones Cup.[7]


Year Host Final Third Place Game
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place



Dongguan New Century
No playoffs
Talk 'N Text

Quezon City

No playoffs
Wellington Saints

Talk 'N Text
No playoffs
Chinese Taipei


Medal tally

By country

Country  Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
 Philippines 2 0 1 3
 Jordan 0 1 0 1
 New Zealand 0 1 0 1
 China 0 0 1 1

By club/team

Club/Team  Gold  Silver  Bronze Total
 Philippines 2 0 0 2
 Jordan 0 1 0 1
Wellington Saints 0 1 0 1
Dongguan New Century 0 0 1 1
Talk 'N Text 0 0 1 1

Participation details


Barangay Ginebra Kings 5th 1
 Chinese Taipei 4th 1
Dongguan New Century 3rd 1
 Jordan 2nd 1
 Philippines 1st 1st 2
Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters 4th 3rd 2
Wellington Saints 2nd 1
Teams 5 4


  1. ^ Villar, Joey (24 June 2010). "Gilas five tests Douthit as MVP Cup unwraps".  
  2. ^ "PSA: MVP Invitational C'ship a litmus test for RP-Smart Gilas". Balita. 15 June 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Basketball: 2010 MVP Invitational C'ships on Thursday". Balita. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Villar, Joey. "Gilas five tests Douthit as MVP Cup unwraps".  
  5. ^ Dy, Richard (12 July 2015). "Gilas-Senegal rematch looms in MVP Cup".  
  6. ^ "Lebanon, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand club confirmed as Gilas foes at inaugural MVP Cup". 22 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  7. ^ Joble, Rey (8 July 2015). "Inaugural MVP Cup set for Gilas Pilipinas as tuneup for FIBA Asia". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

External links

  • SBP Official website
  • Smart Gilas Basketball News and Updates
  • Team Pilipinas News Update Site
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