Cristian Borja (footballer, born 1993)

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Cristian Borja
Cristian Alexis Borja Rio 2016b.jpg
Borja at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Cristian Alexis Borja González
Date of birth (1993-02-18) 18 February 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Cali, Colombia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back, Left wing
Club information
Current team
Sporting CP
Number 26
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2017 Cortuluá 35 (1)
2016–2017Santa Fe (loan) 25 (0)
2018–2019 Toluca 32 (1)
2019– Sporting CP 5 (0)
National team
2015–2016 Colombia Olympic 9 (0)
2018– Colombia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2018

Cristian Borja (born 18 February 1993) is a Colombian association football defender who plays for Sporting CP of the Liga NOS in Portugal.


In 2019, Borja was transferred from Toluca to Sporting CP.[1]

International career[edit]

Borja was named in Colombia's provisional squad for Copa América Centenario but was cut from the final squad.[2]

Personal life[edit]

On 1 June 2018, Borja's house was attacked by gunmen; he was unhurt but fellow footballer Alejandro Peñaranda was killed and Heisen Izquierdo was injured.[3]


  1. ^ "El colombiano Cristian Borja, rumbo al Sporting de Portugal" (in Spanish). EFE. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Falcao left out of Colombia's Copa America squad". 4 May 2016. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Alejandro Peñaranda, asesinado a tiros en Cali en un posible crimen pasional" (in Spanish). Marca. 1 June 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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