Enrique Borja

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Enrique Borja
Personal information
Full name Enrique David Borja García
Date of birth (1945-12-30) December 30, 1945 (age 68)
Place of birth Mexico City, Mexico
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1969 Pumas
1969–1977 América
National team
1966–1975 Mexico 65 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).

Enrique David Borja García (born 30 December 1945) is a Mexican former football striker who played 65 games for the Mexico national team between 1966 and 1975, scoring 31 goals.[1] Borja is the sixth all time leading scorer of the Mexico national team.

Career[edit]

He played club football for Pumas UNAM until his transfer to Club América in 1969. He was the top scorer of Mexican league in the season 1970–1971 (24 goals), in 1971–1972 (26 goals) and in 1972–1973 (20 goals) and was a champion with the club on two occasions (1971 & 1976).

Borja played in two World Cups in 1966 and 1970.

He scored his lone World Cup goal in a group stage match against France in the 1966 edition, which ended in a 1–1 draw.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Mexico's goal tally first.

After retirement[edit]

Borja has been the club president of Club Necaxa and of the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación.

He was co-commentator for the American television network, Univision, for the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 tournament (June – July 2006), with Fernando Fiore, a veteran Univision sports commentator.

On 31 October 2007 he signed as club president for Tigres UANL of Mexico after the destitution of Fernando Urdiales from the team. He was destituted of the Presidency of Tigres UANL 25 May 2009.

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