In the summer of 1991, the San Beda Senior Football Team based in Mendiola Street took part in a prestigious Manila-based football league organized by Filipino coach Chris Monfort of Ateneo de Manila. The participants of this league were teams from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, football clubs, colleges and universities. Due to a lack of players, the San Beda Senior Football Team decided to invite players from other schools, thereby forming Mendiola Football Club or Mendiola FC 1991, or simply Mendiola FC.
The colors black and red are the colors of San Beda University, the beloved alma mater of most of the club’s players. Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, strength, power, and determination, as well as passion, desire and love.
“M” stands for Mendiola. The number 1991 is the year when the club was established.
The phrase “Deux Et Labora” is Latin for “Two and Work” which underscores the importance of teamwork to achieve success. Championships are attained through cooperation and not through the effort of only one person.
is a Spanish phrase that means “The brave sons of Mendiola” in English. Bravery or courage is one trait that Mendiola FC has imbibed as it navigates through the challenges of growing the club and making it thrive.
Grassroots and youth are the future of football. Mendiola FC 1991 seeks to contribute to helping develop the sport of football and the character and discipline of young athletes through various efforts under the Mendiola FC 1991 Academy.
The club spots players from school teams and clubs who have strong potential and may be underutilized and then provides them with bigger exposure in the Mendiola FC 1991 First Team.
Mendiola FC 1991’s licensed coaches and passionate management staff are all former players of San Beda University, a powerhouse in NCAA Football.