Zeferino Paulo Borges
|Full name||Zeferino Paulo Borges Soares|
|Date of birth||27 August 1978|
|Place of birth||Bissau, Guinea-Bissau|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|1995–2000||Real Madrid B||75||(22)|
|1997–1998||→ Las Palmas (loan)||13||(1)|
|1999–2000||→ Badajoz (loan)||9||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Zeferino was born in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Aged 17, he was bought by Real Madrid from F.C. Porto, but never played for the first team, going on to appear three seasons for the reserve side Real Madrid Castilla while also serving two second division loans in Spain.
In January 2001 Zeferino was released and joined F.C. Alverca, going on to experience his most steady period, with three consecutive top level seasons. Prior to the 2005–06 kick-off he had a trial with Major League Soccer's D.C. United, but nothing came of it, and he went on to represent Umm-Salal Sports Club (twice), CD Logroñés, Çetinkaya Türk S.K. and Hibernians FC.