George Borba

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George Borba
ג'ורג' בורבה
Personal information
Full name Giorgio Borba
Date of birth 1944 (age 72–73)
Place of birth Macerata, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Hapoel Tel Aviv
1972–1973 Hapoel Ramat Gan
1973–1974 Maccabi Netanya
National team
Israel 37 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

George Borba (Hebrew: ג'ורג' בורבה‎‎; born in 1944 in Italy), is a former Israeli international footballer who was part of the squad that competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics[1] and the 1970 FIFA World Cup, Israel's only world cup appearance.

In August 1972 he held talks with English League club Orient, now Leyton Orient and was chosen to play in a pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town but due to work permit issues, he was not allowed to play and the deal fell through and Borba returned to Israel. Source: Neilson Kaufman, honorary historian Leyton Orient FC.



Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Netanya


  1. ^ "George Borba Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2009-10-27.