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Félix Borja

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Félix Borja
Borja with South China in 2016
Personal information
Full name Félix Alexander Borja Valencia
Date of birth (1983-04-02) April 2, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth San Lorenzo, Ecuador
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 El Nacional 129 (50)
2006–2008 Olympiacos 23 (5)
2007–2008Mainz 05 (loan) 32 (16)
2008–2010 Mainz 05 20 (6)
2010–2011 Puebla 15 (6)
2011–2015 Pachuca 42 (10)
2013Puebla (loan) 25 (7)
2014LDU Quito (loan) 16 (2)
2014Chivas USA (loan) 12 (3)
2015 Mushuc Runa 11 (1)
2015 Real Garcilaso 14 (1)
2016 South China 5 (0)
2017 El Nacional 13 (1)
National team
2005–2011 Ecuador 22 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of June 9, 2017

Félix Alexander Borja Valencia (born April 2, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer, who last played for El Nacional in the Ecuadorian Serie A. He is nicknamed the "kangaroo", or "the cobra of Ecuador", for the spring in his jump.[citation needed] His height makes it easy to score goals for his club and country.[citation needed]

Club career

El Nacional

Felix Borja previously played for El Nacional of Ecuador.[2]

Olympiacos

His transfer to Greek league champions Olympiacos made him the first Ecuadorian player to play for a Greek team.[citation needed] Borja was declared Copa Libertadores de América's joint top goalscorer two months after his transfer to Olympiacos.[3]

Mainz 05

Due to his sub-standard performances for Olympiacos in his first season, as well as the fact that he occupies a non-EU player spot at his current team's roster, Olympiacos had the desire at the end of the 2006–07 season to sell him or loan him for the upcoming season.[citation needed] Due to that decision by the club, Borja was loaned out to German club Mainz 05 for the 2007–08 season.[citation needed] At the end of the season, Mainz signed him permanently.[citation needed] During the winter transfer window of the 2010-11 season, Borja was allowed to leave on a free transfer ahead of an expected move to Mexican club Puebla F.C.[4]

Puebla

Having limited success, especially after Mainz earned promotion to the Bundesliga, he transferred to the Mexican club Puebla.[5]

Pachuca

In the 2011–12 Apertaura season, he was transferred to Pachuca F.C.[citation needed]

Loan to Chivas USA

On 14 August 2014, Borja joined Major League Soccer team Chivas USA on loan from LDU Quito.[2]

South China

On 28 December 2015, Hong Kong giants South China announced the capture of the player via Facebook.[6]

Return to El Nacional

On 24 January 2017, Felix Borja signed a contract with El Nacional. Previously he was a free agent.[citation needed]

International career

He was included in the Ecuador for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.[7] He played in several of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for the Ecuadorian national team, including the game against Uruguay which confirmed their passage to Germany 06.[citation needed] He made one appearance at the tournament against Germany, where they were defeated 0–3.[8]

He featured in friendlies after the FIFA World Cup, even scoring against Brazil in an October 2006 friendly in Sweden.[citation needed] He was called up to Ecuador for the 2007 Copa América, and started in the final group game against Brazil.[9]

International goals

Scores and results list Ecuador's goal tally first.[10]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 August 2005 Estadio Federativo Reina del Cisne, Loja, Ecuador  Venezuela 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 27 December 2005 Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt  Senegal 1–1 1–2 2005 LG Cup
3. 10 October 2006 Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden  Brazil 1–0 1–2 Friendly

Career statistics

As of April 26, 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
El Nacional 2001 Serie A 9 4 1 0 10 4
2002 Serie A 21 4 0 0 21 4
2003 Serie A 11 6 0 0 11 6
2004 Serie A 29 3 4 4 33 7
2005 Serie A 49 26 2 0 51 26
2006 Serie A 10 7 6 5 16 12
Total 129 50 13 9 142 59
Olympiacos 2006–07 Superleague 23 5 0 0 4 0 27 5
Total 23 5 0 0 4 0 27 5
Mainz 05 2007–08 2. Bundesliga 32 16 1 1 0 0 33 17
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 19 6 2 0 0 0 21 6
2009–10 Bundesliga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 52 22 3 1 0 0 55 23
Puebla 2011 Clausura Liga MX 15 6 0 0 0 0 15 6
Total 15 6 0 0 0 0 15 6
Pachuca 2011–12 Liga MX 30 5 0 0 0 0 30 5
2012 Apertura Liga MX 12 5 1 1 0 0 13 6
Total 42 10 1 1 0 0 43 11
Puebla 2013 Clausura Liga MX 14 7 2 1 0 0 16 8
2013 Apertura Liga MX 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Total 25 7 2 1 0 0 27 8
LDU Quito 2014 Serie A 16 2 0 0 16 2
Total 16 2 0 0 16 2
Chivas USA 2014 MLS 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
Total 12 3 0 0 0 0 12 3
Mushuc Runa 2015 Serie A 11 1 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 11 1
Real Garcilaso 2015 Primera División 14 1 0 0 14 1
Total 14 1 0 0 14 1
South China 2015–16 Premier League 5 0 6 3 0 0 11 3
Total 5 0 6 3 0 0 11 3
Career total 344 107 12 6 17 9 373 122

Honours

References

  1. ^ "Félix Borja". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved March 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Chivas USA acquire forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito to help bolster attack". mlssoccer.com. MLS. 14 August 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ Copa Libertadores 2006
  4. ^ Thomas Zocher (8 December 2010). "Borja granted Mainz exit". skysports.com. Sky UK. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Mainzer "Maskenmann" Borja wechselt nach Mexiko" [Mainz "Mask Man" transfers to Mexico] (in German). Süddeutsche Zeitung. December 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 9, 2010.
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/scaaft/photos/a.263175027220103.1073741828.257573871113552/441764746027796/?type=3
  7. ^ "Ecuador". FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Ecuador 0 – 3 Germany". FIFA.com. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Brazil - Ecuador". conmebol.com. 4 July 2007. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Borja, Félix". National Football Teams. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
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