Rafael Santos Borré
|Full name||Rafael Santos Borré Maury|
|Date of birth||15 September 1995|
|Place of birth||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2015–2016||→ Deportivo Cali (loan)||20||(6)|
|2016–2017||→ Villarreal (loan)||17||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 August 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2016
Borré began his career with Deportivo Cali, and earned himself a name as a prolific goalscorer, which garnered the attention of some of Europe's biggest clubs. In August 2015, Borré was seen in the training grounds of Atlético Madrid. He signed for them on 28 August 2015, penning a six-year deal. However, he went back on loan to Deportivo Cali. On 25 March 2016, Borré suffered an injury. He did not play until 1 May, coming on as a 64-minute substitute for Andrés Felipe Roa in a 3–2 win against Alianza Petrolera. Borré played his next match on 15 May against Jaguares de Córdoba. There he scored his team's second goal in a 3–2 win.
On 13 August 2016, Borré joined Spanish club Villarreal on a season-long loan deal. On February 23, 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win over AS Roma in Europa League Competition. Despite winning the match, Villarreal still lost the series by a 4-1 aggregate. On March 1, he scored a brace in a 4-1 win over Osasuna, scoring twice in under 5 minutes.
Borré was called up to Colombia's under-20 team to take part in the 2015 South American Youth Championship. Colombia would eventually end up as runner-up, earning a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He managed to score two goals at the tournament.
Despite his major role in Deportivo Cali, he was still included in Colombia's 23 man squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. This meant that his season at the club would be over. Borré would also participate in qualifying for the Olympics.
- Deportivo Cali
- River Plate
- "Santos Borré jugará cedido en el Villarreal CF" [Santos Borré will play on loan for Villarreal CF] (in Spanish). 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "El Atlético anuncia el traspaso de Santos Borré al River Plate" [Atlético announces the transfer of Santos Borré to River Plate] (in Spanish). 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
- "Colombia football roster declared for Bahrain, Kuwait matches". sportsmirchi.com. 21 March 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
- Rafael Santos Borré at Soccerway