Carlos Borges

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Carlos Borges
Personal information
Full name Carlos Ariel Borges
Date of birth (1932-01-14)14 January 1932
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Date of death 5 February 2014(2014-02-05) (aged 82)
Place of death Montevideo, Uruguay
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1950–1960 Peñarol
1961–1963 Racing
1964 Huracán Buceo
1964 Atlético Platense
National team
1954–1959 Uruguay 35 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Carlos Ariel Borges (14 January 1932 – 5 February 2014) was a Uruguayan footballer who played for Uruguay national team. He is best known for scoring the first ever goal in the history of Copa Libertadores. He is also one of the three Uruguayan footballers ever to score a hat-trick in FIFA World Cup. He achieved this feat in 1954 FIFA World Cup against Scotland.[1]

Borges earned 35 caps and scored 10 goals for the national team from 1954 to 1959. He represented the nation in the 1954 FIFA World Cup, in which they finished fourth. He was part of the squad which won 1956 South American Championship two years later. Borges died on 5 February 2014, aged 82.[2]