Jared Borgetti

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Jared Borgetti
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Borgetti with Santos Laguna in 2001
Personal information
Full name Jared Francisco Borgetti Echavarría
Date of birth (1973-08-14) August 14, 1973 (age 40)
Place of birth Culiacancito, Sinaloa, Mexico
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1996 Atlas 61 (21)
1996–2004 Santos Laguna 295 (189)
2004 Dorados 14 (8)
2005 Pachuca 15 (8)
2005–2006 Bolton Wanderers 19 (2)
2006 Al-Ittihad 15 (10)
2007 Cruz Azul 26 (7)
2008 Monterrey 27 (10)
2009 Guadalajara 7 (1)
2009 Puebla 15 (5)
2010 Morelia 15 (4)
2010 León 16 (7)
Total 525 (272)
National team
1997–2008 Mexico 89 (46)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 November 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2007

Jared Francisco Borgetti Echavarría (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈɾeð βorˈxeti], [xaˈɾeð βorˈɟʝeti]; born 14 August 1973) is a retired Mexican footballer.

Borgetti is the all-time leading goal scorer for the Mexican national team, with 46 goals. A prolific goal scorer at both club and national level, Borgetti was renowned for his heading ability. He is popularly known by his nickname of El Zorro del Desierto ("The Desert Fox") due to his first professional team and his birthplace. He is currently an analyst for ESPN Deportes and ESPN Latin America for football matches and the show Fútbol Picante.[1]

Club career[edit]

Santos Laguna[edit]

Borgetti began his young career with Atlas in the Primera División de México on 6 March 1994, debuting in a 3–1 loss over Club América. After two successful seasons, he signed with Santos Laguna, where he claimed three golden boot titles for most goals in the season in his seven-year participation with club. With Santos, he won two league championships. Borgetti later signed a one-year contract with promoted team Dorados de Sinaloa, where he stated he wanted to play in his home team, before joining Pachuca, where he had little activity due to the qualifying games for the World Cup.

Bolton Wanderers F.C.[edit]

In the summer of 2005, Borgetti signed with English club Bolton Wanderers in the FA Premier League. He became the first Mexican player to play for an English club.[2]

He made his official English debut in a 2–0 win over Newcastle United on 24 August 2005 and scored his first goal for the club during Bolton's first-ever UEFA Cup tie against Lokomotiv Plovdiv on 15 September 2005,[3] and scored again in the competition against Besiktas on 20 October 2005.[4] He went on to score in the FA Cup against Watford[5] and in the Carling Cup against West Ham[6] and Leicester City.[7] Having also scored two league goals against Manchester City[8] and Charlton Athletic,[9] Borgetti ended the season with seven goals in all competitions.

Al-Ittihad[edit]

After the 2005–06 season, Borgetti was released by Bolton. He eventually signed with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad. He made his debut on 9 September 2006, scoring two goals in a 3–2 victory over Saudi team Al-Ta'ee. In December 2006, Borgetti left Al-Ittihad. Teams from the leagues of France, England, and Spain showed interest in signing the player.

Return to Mexico[edit]

During a match in the 2002 World Cup, Mexico against Italy Borgetti scored one of his most successful goals in the Mexican national team. Shortly after the 2006 World Cup, Borgetti expressed his desire to retire from the international stage. He stated that he wanted to make way for the new and younger players that would contribute to the Mexican national football team in the future. However, he has been contacted and reconsidered by the Mexican Federation due to his outstanding play in Monterrey.

C.D.S.C. Cruz Azul[edit]

In mid-December 2006, Santos Laguna showed interest in signing Borgetti and Francisco Fonseca, but unfortunately, days later, Club América signed Vicente Matias Vuoso on loan to Santos. Borgetti and Fonseca turned down the club's offer and later announced that he would return to Mexico as a member of Cruz Azul under a one-year contract. In 2007, Borgetti was called upon by Hugo Sánchez to represent Mexico in a series of international friendly matches and tournaments. His jersey number was 58.

C.F. Monterrey[edit]

Jared Borgetti with C.F. Monterrey in 2008.

On 21 December 2007, it was officially announced that Borgetti would play for Monterrey for the next six months in the Mexican Clausura 2008 tournament. Borgetti scored his first goal with the Rayados in the Clásico Regiomontano against UANL Tigres, where Tigres won 3–2.

Club Deportivo Guadalajara[edit]

Starting on 14 January 2009, Borgetti played for Guadalajara for six months. He was brought especially to play in the 2009 Copa Libertadores. He always stated that he had accomplished one of his dreams as a footballer, to be on a team where all of the players were Mexican-born and to be on a team with the most championships in the Primera División. Borgetti played seven games in the Torneo Clausura 2009 as a starter and six as a sub, barely recording 220 minutes for the club. In the Copa Libertadores, he played six out of the six games, three as a starter and three as a sub, playing a total of 366 minutes. Shortly after the season ended Borgetti was let go along with other newly recruited teammates due to the clubs disappointing season.

Puebla F.C.[edit]

Since his departure from Guadalajara, Borgetti has gone on to sign with Puebla as of 13 June 2009 in time for the Apertura 2009 Tournament. In a pre-season game, Borgetti suffered a broken ribcage and had to sit out for the first four weeks of the Apertura Tournament. He scored his first goal on 9 August 2009 against Querétaro. He continued his good form by scoring a header on 22 August 2009, in a 2–1 win against Pachuca. At the end of the season Borgetti left the club to pursue another team. He decided to go back to Mexico with his family and friends.

Monarcas Morelia[edit]

On 27 December 2009 signed a one-year contract with Monarcas Morelia.[10] On 13 February 2010 he scored his first goal with Monarcas Morelia and 249th in Mexican league soccer. That same goal tied him for 3rd top goal scorer in Mexican league history with José Saturnino Cardozo. On 24 April 2010, he scored his 250th goal, giving him the sole possession of the 3rd position in the top goal scorers of the Mexican League, passing Jose Cardozo who played for Toluca and scored 249 goals.

León F.C.[edit]

After his departure from Morelia, Borgetti was considering retirement, but after getting an agreement with Club León, he played for the team in Mexico's Liga de Ascenso in the fall of 2010. After failing to make it to the play-offs he was released from his contract. On 5 December 2010, he announced his retirement from professional football.[11]

International career[edit]

Mexico national team[edit]

On the international stage, Borgetti first played with Mexico on 5 February 1997 against Ecuador. He would not make his mark internationally, however, until the qualification campaign for the 2002 FIFA World Cup began in late 2000. After the qualification campaign proved successful for Mexico, Borgetti became a regular starter within the squad and went on to score goals for his country at the 2001 Copa América, the 2002 World Cup, and the 2004 Copa América.

Borgetti's most successful tournament was the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup. He scored three goals against Brazil and Germany and helped Mexico to a fourth place finish, and his skill of scoring from headers drew the attention of football pundits worldwide. He also provided a memorable moment of the tournament when he had to retake a penalty twice against Brazil due to various infractions. It was blocked on the third attempt, but he later scored the winning goal that resulted in a 1–0 upset. After these performances, Borgetti attracted attention from many foreign clubs, and chose a deal with Bolton Wanderers.

Borgetti has enjoyed notable success on both the club and international level. After the qualification campaign for the 2006 World Cup ended, Borgetti became his country's top goal scorer, surpassing both Luis Hernández and Carlos Hermosillo with a record 46 goals in the 89 international appearances.

On 25 March 2007, Borgetti came off the bench, replacing Omar Bravo in a match against Paraguay. Borgetti scored two goals within three minutes. On 8 June 2007, Borgetti played in the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, scoring two goals. He also scored a goal in the quarter-finals against Costa Rica. In the final against the United States, Borgetti injured himself, and could not participate in the 2007 Copa América, where the Mexican national team reached the third place in the Competition against Brazil and Argentina, beating Uruguay in the third place game of the Copa América.

Career statistics[edit]

[12][13]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mexico League Cup North America Total
1993–94 Atlas Primera División 2 0 0 0 2 0
1994–95 28 13 0 0 28 13
1995–96 31 8 3 1 34 9
199697 Santos Laguna 41 21 ? 2 41 23
199798 29 14 0 0 29 14
199899 38 19 3 2 41 21
199900 39 22 39 22
200001 43 41 43 41
200102 31 23 4 4 35 27
200203 39 27 39 27
200304 35 22 4 4 7 4 46 30
200405 Dorados 14 8 0 0 14 8
Pachuca 15 8 5 2 20 10
England League FA Cup Europe Total
2005–06 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 19 2 6 3 7 2 32 7
Saudi Arabia League Crown Prince Cup Asia Total
2006–07 Al-Ittihad Saudi League 15 10 0 0 0 0 15 10
Mexico League Cup North America Total
200607 Cruz Azul Primera División 17 5 17 5
200708 9 2 9 2
Monterrey 16 8 2 0 18 8
200809 11 2 11 2
Guadalajara 7 0 0 0 6 0 13 0
2009–10 Puebla 15 5 15 5
Morelia 15 4 0 0 6 3 21 7
2010–11 León Liga de Ascenso 16 7 16 7
Total Mexico 491 259 13 9 28 13 532 281
England 19 2 6 3 7 2 32 7
Saudi Arabia 15 10 0 0 0 0 15 10
Career total 525 271 19 12 35 15 579 298

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Mexico 1997 1 1
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 6 4
2001 21 6
2002 9 4
2003 11 3
2004 12 10
2005 17 9
2006 5 1
2007 9 5
2008 3 3
Total 89 46

International goals[edit]

Honours[edit]

Santos Laguna
Guadalajara
International
Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/news/story?id=1244800&s=tel&type=story&campaign=rss&source=ESPNdeportesPortada
  2. ^ "Bolton sign Borgetti". BBC. 4 August 2005. 
  3. ^ "Bolton 2–1 Lokomotiv Plovdiv". BBC. 15 September 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Besiktas 1–1 Bolton". BBC. 20 October 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  5. ^ "Watford 0–3 Bolton". BBC. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "Bolton 1–0 West Ham". BBC. 26 October 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Bolton 2–1 Leicester (aet)". BBC. 30 November 2005. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  8. ^ "Bolton 2–0 Man City". BBC. 21 January 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  9. ^ "Bolton 4–1 Charlton". BBC. 22 April 2006. Retrieved 13 November 2009. 
  10. ^ Borgetti wechselt zu Morelia
  11. ^ http://www.vefutbol.com.mx/2010/12/05/notas/jared_borgetti_anuncia_su_retiro-32420.html
  12. ^ Jared Borgetti at National-Football-Teams.com
  13. ^ Soccernet profile

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