Carlos Castro Borja

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Carlos Castro Borja
Personal information
Full name Carlos Alfonso Castro Borja
Date of birth (1967-08-01) August 1, 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth San Salvador, El Salvador
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position defender
Youth career
1986 Real Destroyer
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986 ADET
1987 Chalatenango
1988–1993 Atlético Marte
1994 Grazer AK
1995–1997 FAS
1998 Zacapa
1999–2000 Luis Ángel Firpo
2001–2003 San Salvador F.C.
National team
1989–2000 El Salvador 57 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 February 2011

Carlos Alfonso Castro Borja (born August 1, 1967 in San Salvador, El Salvador) is a retired Salvadoran football player.

His position was defender.

Club career[edit]

In 1985, he became part of Destroyer in the B League and in 1986 made his Premier League debut with ADET and then transferred to C.D. Chalatenango to play alongside figures like Mauricio Cienfuegos, Carlos "Carlanga" Rivera and Edgar "Kiko" Henriquez. Then he campaigned with C.D. Atlético Marte where he gained prominence and was named to the national squad. He was also named Most Valuable Player in the first division for Atlético Marte in 1990.

Played also in C.D. FAS, Zacapa of Guatemala, C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo, C.D. Águila and played in Austria with Grazer AK in the Second Bundesliga and finally with San Salvador F.C..[1]

International career[edit]

Also in 1985 he formed part of a selection of youth who participated in a tournament in Trinidad and Tobago and then at the Central American Games held in Guatemala.

Castro Borja was a symbol within the national team in the years of 1992 to 1997. He is still remembered as one of the most passionate players who defended his national colors. He had great physical stamina, his sweeper skills were to be admired and also caused problems for rival strikers. He participated in the 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002 World Cup qualification campaign.[2] He scored the winner against Mexico in the 1994 World Cup qualifiers, which was the first time El Salvador had defeated Mexico in several years.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 18 February 1992 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  United States 1-0 2-0 Friendly match
2 19 July 1992 Estadio Rigoberto López, Managua, Nicaragua  Nicaragua 3-0 5-0 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
3 23 July 1992 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Nicaragua 1-0 5-1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
4 23 July 1992 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Nicaragua 3-0 5-1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
5 4 April 1993 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Mexico 1–0 2–1 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification
6 23 July 2000 Estadio Cuscatlán, San Salvador, El Salvador  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2–1 7–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification

Retirement[edit]

After finishing his football career with San Salvador FC, he traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, where he currently resides with his family and is responsible for the school of soccer run by Cruz Azul.

Titles[edit]

Season Team Title
1991 El Salvador Atlético Marte CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup
1994–1995 El Salvador C.D. FAS Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Clausura 1999 El Salvador C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo Primera División de Fútbol Profesional
Clausura 2000 El Salvador C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo Primera División de Fútbol Profesional

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