Carlos Castro Borja
|Full name||Carlos Alfonso Castro Borja|
|Date of birth||August 1, 1967|
|Place of birth||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Height||1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|1999–2000||Luis Ángel Firpo|
|2001–2003||San Salvador F.C.|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 February 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 February 2011
His position was defender.
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.
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. 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.
|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|
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.
|1991||Atlético Marte||CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup|
|1994–1995||C.D. FAS||Primera División de Fútbol Profesional|
|Clausura 1999||C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo||Primera División de Fútbol Profesional|
|Clausura 2000||C.D. Luis Ángel Firpo||Primera División de Fútbol Profesional|
- "TONY SACA NO CREÍA PORQUÉ ME DECÍAN PAPO" (Carlos Castro Borja)[permanent dead link] - Masconazo (in Spanish)
- Carlos Castro Borja – FIFA competition record
- Carlos Castro Borja at National-Football-Teams.com