Borja García (footballer)

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Borja García
Personal information
Full name Borja García Freire
Date of birth (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Torremocha, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Girona
Number 10
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 40 (17)
2012–2015 Real Madrid Castilla 66 (11)
2014–2015Córdoba (loan) 28 (1)
2015– Girona 133 (13)
National team
2008 Spain U19 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:58, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

Borja García Freire (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈboɾxa ɣaɾˈθi.a]; 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 matches during his only campaign with the Andalusians, ranking fifth in the scoring charts.[5][6]

In the summer of 2012, García joined another side in the second division, Real Madrid Castilla.[7] On 24 March 2013 he played his 100th game in that tier, against former club Córdoba.[8]

García returned to the Blanquiverdes on 7 August 2014, after agreeing to a one-year loan deal.[9] He made his La Liga debut late in the month, playing the whole second half in a 1–1 home draw against RC Celta de Vigo.[10]

García scored his first goal in the Spanish top flight on 21 September 2014, but in a 1–3 home loss against Sevilla FC.[11] On 26 August 2015, he signed a two-year contract with Girona FC after his link to Real Madrid expired.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played on 20 January 2019[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rayo Vallecano 2008–09 Segunda División 1 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 29 3 0 0 29 3
Total 30 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 3
Córdoba 2011–12 Segunda División 40 17 4 2 44 19
Real Madrid Castilla 2012–13 Segunda División 41 9 0 0 41 9
2013–14 25 2 0 0 25 2
Total 66 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 11
Córdoba (loan) 2014–15 La Liga 28 1 1 0 29 1
Girona 2015–16 Segunda División 35 3 1 0 36 3
2016–17 39 7 1 0 40 7
2017–18 La Liga 37 2 1 0 38 2
2018–19 20 1 4 0 25 1
Total 131 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 134 13
Career totals 295 44 8 2 0 0 0 0 303 46

References[edit]

  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 (in 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 (in 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 (in 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 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Borja García ya es el máximo goleador nacional (Borja García is already best national scorer); Diario Sur, 11 March 2012 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Guardiola, el mejor año de un fichaje desde Borja García (Guardiola, best year of a signing since Borja García); Marca, 20 March 2018 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ 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); Goal, 31 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ Borja García, centenario en Segunda División frente a 'su' Córdoba (Borja García, centurion in Segunda División against 'his' Córdoba); Goal, 24 March 2013 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Borja García nueva incorporación (Borja García new addition) Archived 10 August 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Córdoba CF, 7 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Fede da el primer punto (Fede gives the first point); Marca, 30 August 2014 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ Two-Bacca fires Sevilla to victory; ESPN FC, 21 September 2014
  12. ^ El Girona ficha al mediapunta Borja García (Girona sign attacking midfielder Borja García) Archived 17 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine; Girona FC, 26 August 2015 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Borja García at Soccerway

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