Borja Pérez

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Borja
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Borja (right) on the ball for Alcorcón in 2012
Personal information
Full name Francisco de Borja Pérez-Peñas Díaz-Mauriño
Date of birth (1982-04-01) 1 April 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Madrid, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Real Madrid
Santa Maria Pilar
Leganés
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Leganés B
2003–2005 Leganés 71 (18)
2005–2007 Valladolid B 35 (12)
2006–2007 Alicante (loan) 24 (12)
2007–2009 Alicante 50 (9)
2009–2012 Alcorcón 91 (17)
2012–2013 Kilmarnock 28 (4)
2013–2014 Tenerife 11 (0)
2014–2015 Fuenlabrada 34 (6)
2015–2016 SS Reyes 31 (2)
Total 375 (80)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Francisco de Borja Pérez-Peñas Díaz-Mauriño (born 1 April 1982), known as Borja, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a forward.

Football career[edit]

Early years / Alcorcón[edit]

Borja was born in Madrid. After a brief passage at Real Madrid's youth system he made his senior debuts with neighbours CD Leganés, scoring five goals in 37 games in an eventual 2004 relegation from Segunda División.

Borja moved to Real Valladolid in the 2005 summer, but could only appear for its reserves during his spell, being loaned to Alicante CF in his second year after which he was released.[1] He joined the same team permanently – still in Segunda División B – helping it promote in his third season.

In the 2009 summer, following Alicante's relegation, Borja stayed in division three, joining AD Alcorcón.[2] On 27 October 2009, he scored twice against Real Madrid in the season's Copa del Rey for a final 4–0 home routing, taking his tally against this club to six (he had netted already four times in different seasons in the tournament[3]); Alcorcón won 4–1 on aggregate.[4]

Kilmarnock[edit]

On 16 August 2012, it was announced that Borja had signed for Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock on a one-year deal, after spending some weeks on trial.[5] He made his debut two days later, coming on as a substitute in a 1–2 home loss against Motherwell.[6]

Borja's first goal came from a penalty to give his team a 2–0 lead in an eventual 3–1 victory over Dundee United, also at Rugby Park.[7]

Tenerife[edit]

In May 2013, Borja extended his contract with the East Ayrshire side until 2015.[8] Kilmarnock changed manager the following month however, and, in August, he returned to his country after transferring to CD Tenerife.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In a 2012 interview, Borja revealed he had a law degree and a Master's degree in order to become a lawyer.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Borja Pérez tendrá que buscarse un nuevo equipo (Borja Pérez will have to look for new club); El Norte de Castilla, 27 June 2007 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Alcorcón: llega Borja (Alcorcón: Borja arrives); esFutbol, 16 July 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ "Borja, del córner del Santiago Bernabéu a meterle 6 al Real Madrid" [Borja, from Santiago Bernabéu corner to putting 6 past Real Madrid] (in Spanish). 20 Minutos. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Lowe, Sid (27 October 2009). "Real Madrid thrashed by lowly Alcorcón in Copa del Rey". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Borja Perez joins Kilmarnock until the end of the season". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Murphy brace sinks Killie". ESPN Soccernet. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Errors hurt Tangerines". ESPN Soccernet. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Borja Perez signs new contract until 2015". BBC Sport. 9 May 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Tenerife announce signing of Kilmarnock midfielder Borja Perez". STV. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kilmarnock star Borja Perez: Playing here is an education for me ahead of career in law". Daily Record. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 

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