Borja Iglesias

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Borja Iglesias
Borja Iglesias.jpg
Iglesias with Zaragoza in 2017
Personal information
Full name Borja Iglesias Quintás[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-17) 17 January 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Compostela, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Espanyol
Number 7
Youth career
2006–2010 Valencia
2010–2011 La Roda
2011–2012 Villarreal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Villarreal C 29 (11)
2013–2017 Celta B 144 (73)
2014–2018 Celta 1 (0)
2017–2018Zaragoza (loan) 39 (22)
2018– Espanyol 12 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2018

Borja Iglesias Quintás (born 17 January 1993) is a Spanish footballer who plays for RCD Espanyol as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Villarreal[edit]

Born in Santiago de Compostela, Province of A Coruña, Galicia, Iglesias graduated from Villarreal CF's youth setup after stints at La Roda CF and Valencia CF. He started his senior career in 2012, with the former's C-team in Tercera División.

Celta[edit]

Iglesias joined RC Celta de Vigo on 9 July 2013, signing a two-year deal with an option for a further three and being assigned to the reserves in Segunda División B.[2] On 3 January 2015 he made his first-team – and La Liga – debut, coming on as a 78th minute substitute for Santi Mina in a 0–1 away loss against Sevilla FC.[3]

On 11 December 2016, after scoring a brace in a 2–3 away defeat to Caudal Deportivo, Iglesias became Celta B's all-time top scorer with 53 goals, surpassing Goran Marić.[4] He topped the third level charts at 32, being essential as his team sealed a play-off berth.[5]

On 6 July 2017, Iglesias was loaned to Segunda División club Real Zaragoza for one year.[6] He scored his first goal for his new team on 27 August, netting the equaliser through a penalty kick in a 1–1 home draw against Granada CF;[7] additionally, he scored braces against Córdoba CF, Sevilla Atlético, Real Valladolid and CA Osasuna, taking his tally up to 15 goals.[8]

Espanyol[edit]

On 9 July 2018, Iglesias signed a four-year contract with RCD Espanyol with a release clause of 28 million.[9] He made his official debut for the club on 18 August, starting in a 1–1 home draw against former club Celta.[10] In his next appearance, he helped the hosts defeat Valencia CF 2–0 after profiting from a Cristiano Piccini mistake midway through the second half.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 July 2018[12][13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celta B 2013–14 Segunda División B 35 12 0 0 0 0 35 12
2014–15 Segunda División B 36 17 0 0 0 0 36 17
2015–16 Segunda División B 36 12 0 0 0 0 36 12
2016–17 Segunda División B 39 34 0 0 0 0 39 34
Total 146 75 0 0 0 0 146 75
Celta 2014–15 La Liga 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015–16 La Liga 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2016–17 La Liga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Zaragoza (loan) 2017–18 Segunda División 39 22 2 1 2 0 43 23
Career total 186 97 3 1 2 0 191 98

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "B. Iglesias". RCD Espanyol. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "El delantero gallego Borja Iglesias, nuevo refuerzo para el Celta B" [Galician forward Borja Iglesias, new addition to Celta B] (in Spanish). Celta Vigo. 9 July 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Demasiado premio para el Sevilla" [Too much prize for Sevilla]. Marca (in Spanish). 3 January 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Borja Iglesias becomes reserve team top scorer of all times". Celta Vigo. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Celta B: Pólvora y más pólvora para dinamitar la fase de ascenso" [Celta B: Gunpowder and more gunpowder for blowing up the promotion play-offs]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Acuerdo con el Celta para la cesión del delantero Borja Iglesias" [Agreement with Celta for the loan of forward Borja Iglesias] (in Spanish). Real Zaragoza. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ "1–1. El Granada logra un punto en Zaragoza gracias a la actuación de Javi Varas" [1–1. Granada get one point in Zaragoza thanks to Javi Varas' performance] (in Spanish). Canal Sur. 27 August 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Borja Iglesias ya suma 15 goles en liga" [Borja Iglesias already sums up 15 goals in the league]. Diario Aragonés (in Spanish). 18 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Borja Iglesias, nou davanter de l'Espanyol" [Borja Iglesias, new forward of Espanyol] (in Catalan). RCD Espanyol. 9 July 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Tablas para ir calentando" [Draw to start warming]. Marca (in Spanish). 18 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  11. ^ "Granero y Borja Iglesias borran al Valencia" [Granero and Borja Iglesias wipe Valencia out] (in Spanish). Cadena SER. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Borja Iglesias » Club matches". Worldfootball. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  13. ^ Borja Iglesias at Soccerway. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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