Borja García Freire

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Borja García
Personal information
Full name Borja García Freire
Date of birth (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Torremocha, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 24
Youth career
SR Villaverde
2007–2009 Rayo Vallecano
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Rayo Vallecano B 42 (10)
2009–2011 Rayo Vallecano 30 (3)
2011–2012 Córdoba 38 (17)
2012–2015 Real Madrid B 66 (11)
2014–2015 Córdoba (loan) 28 (1)
2015– Girona 54 (8)
National team
2008 Spain U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2017.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Freire.

Borja García Freire (born 2 November 1990) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Girona FC as an attacking midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Torremocha de Jarama, Community of Madrid, García joined local Rayo Vallecano at the age of 16, finishing his formation there. On 20 June 2009, whilst still a junior, he made his debut as a professional, playing 11 minutes in a 2–2 home draw against Real Zaragoza for the Segunda División championship;[1] in the 2009–10 season, additionally, he was a key figure for the reserves as they reached Segunda División B for the first time ever.[2][3]

For 2011–12, García stayed in the second level, joining Córdoba CF.[4] He scored 19 goals in 44 official games during his only campaign with the Andalusians, ranking fifth in the scoring charts.[5]

In the 2012 summer, García joined another side in the second division, Real Madrid Castilla.[6] On 24 March 2013 he played his 100th game in the category, against former club Córdoba.[7]

García returned to the Blanquiverdes on 7 August 2014, after agreeing to a one-year loan deal.[8] He made his La Liga debut late in the month, playing the whole second half in a 1–1 home draw against Celta de Vigo.[9]

García scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 21 September 2014, but in a 1–3 home loss against Sevilla FC.[10] On 26 August 2015, he signed a two-year contract with Girona FC after his link to Real Madrid expired.[11]


  1. ^ Rayo y Zaragoza firman un empate que deja contentos a ambos (Rayo and Zaragoza settle for draw that satisfies both); Marca, 20 June 2009 (Spanish)
  2. ^ Borja firma por tres temporadas con el Rayo Vallecano "B" (Borja signs for three seasons with Rayo Vallecano "B") Archived 21 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.; Join Futbol, 6 August 2009 (Spanish)
  3. ^ 'El niño de los goles de oro' juega en el Rayo Vallecano ('The boy of the golden goals' plays for Rayo Vallecano); Marca, 7 September 2010 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Borja García llega al Córdoba para unirse a un "proyecto ilusionante" (Borja García arrives at Córdoba to join "enticing project"); Marca, 13 July 2011 (Spanish)
  5. ^ Borja García ya es el máximo goleador nacional (Borja García is already best national scorer); Diario Sur, 11 March 2012 (Spanish)
  6. ^ Borja García ficha por el Real Madrid y jugará esta temporada con el Castilla (Borja García signs for Real Madrid and will play this season with Castilla);, 31 July 2012 (Spanish)
  7. ^ Borja García, centenario en Segunda División frente a 'su' Córdoba (Borja García, centurion in Segunda División against 'his' Córdoba);, 24 March 2013 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Borja García nueva incorporación (Borja García new addition) Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine.; Córdoba CF, 7 August 2014 (Spanish)
  9. ^ Fede da el primer punto (Fede gives the first point); Marca, 30 August 2014 (Spanish)
  10. ^ Two-Bacca fires Sevilla to victory; ESPN FC, 21 September 2014
  11. ^ El Girona ficha al mediapunta Borja García (Girona signs attacking midfielder Borja García) Archived 17 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine.; Girona FC, 26 August 2015 (Spanish)

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