Borja González

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Borja
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Borja playing for Deportivo in 2013
Personal information
Full name Borja González Tomás
Date of birth (1992-08-25) 25 August 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Zaragoza (loan from Atlético Madrid)
Number 9
Youth career
1996–2009 Atlético Madrid
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Atlético Madrid B 37 (16)
2010– Atlético Madrid 1 (0)
2011–2012 Murcia (loan) 20 (4)
2012–2013 Huesca (loan) 31 (9)
2013–2014 Deportivo La Coruña (loan) 34 (10)
2014– Zaragoza (loan) 30 (20)
National team
2008 Spain U16 3 (6)
2008–2009 Spain U17 22 (12)
2011 Spain U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Tomás.

Borja González Tomás (born 25 August 1992), simply known as Borja and sometimes nicknamed Bastón, is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Zaragoza on loan from Atlético Madrid, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Borja arrived in his hometown club Atlético Madrid's youth system aged four. He began as a goalkeeper, the position which his father played professionally, but he converted him to a forward so that he could enjoy the game more.[1] He made his senior debuts in the 2009–10 season, scoring 12 goals for the reserve team in the third division.

On 15 May 2010, in the campaign's last round, Borja made his first-team and La Liga debut, coming on as a substitute for Tiago Mendes in the 58th minute of the game against Getafe CF. Twenty minutes later, however, he was stretchered off with a serious anterior cruciate ligament injury on his left knee, in an eventual 0–3 home loss.[2]

Seven months after his injury, Borja re-appeared with Atlético B, as a substitute in a 1–0 win over CP Cacereño. After the match, he stated: "I'm very happy. I've passed really bad times and I've suffered, but now I'm prepared to help the team go up in the league table."[3]

In late August 2011 Borja was loaned to Real Murcia, freshly promoted to the second level.[4] On 30 August of the following year he moved to SD Huesca also in a temporary deal,[5] scoring nine times for the latter during the season as it ended in relegation.

On 28 August 2013, Borja joined Deportivo de La Coruña on a two-year loan.[6][7]

International career[edit]

Borja represented Spain's under-17 at the 2009 FIFA World Cup in Nigeria. As the national team finally finished in third position he scored five goals, with teammate Sergi Roberto adding three.[8]

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

Spain U19
Spain U17

Individual[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Borja's father, Miguel Bastón, was also a footballer. A goalkeeper, he also played with Atlético – but only with its reserves – and spent most of his career with Real Burgos CF.[1]

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