Cristian Borja

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Cristian Borja
Personal information
Full name Cristian Martínez Borja
Date of birth (1988-03-03) 3 March 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Quibdó, Colombia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Centre forward / Wing forward
Club information
Current team
Veracruz
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Patriotas 11 (0)
2007 Internacional 0 (0)
2008 Mogi Mirim 0 (0)
2008 Guaratinguetá 17 (1)
2009–2012 Caxias do Sul 7 (1)
2010 Flamengo (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2012 Red Star Belgrade (loan) 43 (11)
2012–2013 Santa Fe 26 (6)
2013- Veracruz 23 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Cristian Martínez Borja (born 1 January 1988 in Quibdó, Colombia) is a Colombian footballer, who plays for Veracruz in the Liga Bancomer MX.

Career[edit]

Born in Quibdó, Colombia, he made his senior debut with Patriotas playing in the 2006 Categoría Primera A season, before he moved to Brazilian club Internacional in 2007.[1] In January 2008 he joined Mogi Mirim.[2] He scored one goal for Mogi Mirim in 2008 Campeonato Paulista Série A2.[3] Then he played in Guaratinguetá, where he scored one goal in Campeonato Brasileiro Série C.[4] In 2009 he joined Caxias do Sul and later in 2010 he was loaned to Flamengo.[1]

He came to Serbia in December 2010 and signed a loan deal with Red Star Belgrade after being recommended to the club by their former player Dejan Petković. Using Serbian transliteration his name is written as Kristijan Borha (Кристијан Борха) .

On 11 April 2012 he scored a goal in the derby against Partizan after coming on from the bench. This was Borja's first goal in a derby, meanwhile Red Star went through after winning both Cup matches 2–0 and 0–2.

On June 18, 2012, he stopped playing for Red Star and went back to Caxias do Sul. On 3 August he signed a one-year contract with Colombian side Santa Fe.[5]

On August 15, 2013, he joined Mexican side Tiburones Rojos de Veracruz playing in the Liga MX.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Red Star SuperLiga 14 3 2 0 0 0 16 3
2011–12 29 8 5 4 4 2 38 14
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 43 11 7 4 4 2 54 17
Career total 43 11 7 4 4 2 54 17

Honours[edit]

Red Star

Personal life[edit]

Borja is a cousin of Colombian forward Wason Rentería.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "El Flamengo contrata al atacante colombiano Cristian Martínez Borja". caracol.com.co. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Série A2: Colombiano do Inter é o novo reforço do Mogi Mirim". futebolinterior.com.br. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Artilharia". futebolpaulista.com.br. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Guaratinguetá 1 × 0 Duque de Caxias – Tricolor é líder!". futebolinterior.com.br. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Cristian Martínez Borja, nuevo delantero del club at Santa Fe official website, 3 August 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Cristian Martínez, nuevo refuerzo del Veracruz at mediotiempo.com, 15-8-2013, retrieved 25-9-2013 (Spanish)

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