Aritz Borda

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Aritz Borda
Personal information
Full name Aritz Borda Etxezarreta
Date of birth (1985-01-03) 3 January 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Lasarte-Oria, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Rapid București
Number 18
Youth career
Lizeo Santo Tomás
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2008 Real Sociedad B 59 (3)
2003–2004 → Univ. País Vasco (loan)
2007–2008 Real Unión (loan) 17 (1)
2008–2010 Bilbao Athletic 56 (6)
2010–2011 Mirandés 32 (1)
2011–2012 Recreativo 24 (2)
2012–2014 APOEL 35 (2)
2014–2015 Muangthong United 11 (1)
2015– Rapid București 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:00, 21 March 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Borda and the second or maternal family name is Etxezarreta.

Aritz Borda Etxezarreta (born 3 January 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Romanian club FC Rapid București as a central defender.

Football career[edit]

Born in Lasarte-Oria, Gipuzkoa, Borda spent his first seven seasons as a senior in the third division, competing exclusively in his native Basque Country with the exception of CD Mirandés, which he represented in the 2010–11 campaign, starting in all the league matches he appeared in for the Castile and León side as it fell short in the promotion playoffs.

Borda joined Recreativo de Huelva in the second level for 2011–12. He made his official debut with the Andalusians on 7 September 2011, in a 0–2 home loss against Elche CF for the Copa del Rey.[1] His league debut arrived on 22 October, as he again played the full 90 minutes in a 1–2 defeat at AD Alcorcón;[2] on 13 November he scored his first goal as a professional, helping to a 4–2 home win over UD Las Palmas.[3]

On 14 June 2012, aged 27, Borda moved abroad for the first time and signed a two-year contract with Cypriot club APOEL FC.[4] He scored his first goal for his new team on 11 November, netting the game's only at Ethnikos Achna FC,[5] and won the First Division in his first season for the first major accolade of his career.

During the 2013–14 campaign Borda appeared in five games in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League, and helped his side conquer the treble of league,[6] Cup[7] and Super Cup.[8]

Club statistics[edit]

As of 4 March 2015[9][10]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other[nb 1] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Sociedad B 2004–05 Segunda División B 5 0 5 0
2005–06 Segunda División B 28 0 1 0 29 0
2006–07 Segunda División B 26 3 26 3
Total 59 3 1 0 60 3
Real Unión 2007–08 Segunda División B 17 1 3 0 20 1
Bilbao Athletic 2008–09 Segunda División B 24 3 24 3
2009–10 Segunda División B 32 3 32 3
Total 56 6 56 6
Athletic Bilbao 2009–10 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mirandés 2010–11 Segunda División B 31 1 1 0 32 1
Recreativo 2011–12 Segunda División 24 1 1 0 25 1
APOEL 2012–13 Cypriot First Division 24 2 2 0 6 0 32 2
2013–14 Cypriot First Division 11 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 20 0
Total 35 2 6 0 11 0 0 0 52 2
Muangthong United 2014 Thai Premier League 11 1 0 0 11 1
Rapid Bucuresti 2014–15 Liga I 2 0 0 0 2 0
Career total 235 15 10 0 11 0 2 0 258 15

Honours[edit]

APOEL

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palanca invita a otra ronda (Palanca buys another round); Marca, 8 September 2011 (Spanish)
  2. ^ 'This is Santo Domingo'; Marca, 22 October 2011 (Spanish)
  3. ^ El Recre gana entre fallos (Recre wins in-between fails); Marca, 13 November 2011 (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Προκαταρκτική Συμφωνία με Aritz Borda" [Agreement with Aritz Borda] (in Greek). APOEL FC. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "ETHN. AXNAS 0–1 APOEL FC". APOEL FC. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Sheridan strike hands APOEL Cypriot title". UEFA.com. 31 May 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  7. ^ ΕΡΜΗΣ ΑΡΑΔΙΠΠΟΥ 0–2 ΑΠΟΕΛ (in Greek). APOEL FC. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "APOEL FC 1–0 APOLLON". APOEL FC. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Borda". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Borda: Aritz Borda Etxezarreta". BDFutbol. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes Cypriot Super Cup and promotion to La Liga play-offs matches.

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