Félix Borja

This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Borja and the second or maternal family name is Valencia.
Félix Borja
Personal information
Full name Félix Alexander Borja Valencia
Date of birth (1983-04-02) April 2, 1983
Place of birth San Lorenzo, Ecuador
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
South China
Number 33
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 El Nacional 129 (50)
2006–2008 Olympiacos 23 (5)
2007–2008Mainz 05 (loan) 32 (16)
2008–2010 Mainz 05 20 (6)
2010–2011 Puebla 15 (6)
2011–2015 Pachuca 42 (10)
2013Puebla (loan) 25 (7)
2014LDU Quito (loan) 16 (2)
2014Chivas USA (loan) 12 (3)
2015 Mushuc Runa 11 (1)
2015 Real Garcilaso 14 (1)
2016 South China 5 (0)
National team
2005–2011 Ecuador 23 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 April 2016.

Félix Alexander Borja Valencia (born April 2, 1983) is an Ecuadorian footballer, who last played for South China in the Hong Kong Premier League.

Club career

Felix Borja previously played for El Nacional of Ecuador. His transfer to Greek league champions Olympiakos made him the first Ecuadorian player to play for a Greek team.

Borja was declared Copa Libertadores de América's joint top goalscorer two months after his transfer to Olympiacos.

He is nicknamed the "kangaroo", or "the cobra of Ecuador", for the spring in his jump. His height makes it easy to score goals for his club and country.

Due to his sub-standard performances for Olympiacos in his first season, as well as the fact that he occupies a non-EU player spot at his current team's roster, Olympiacos had the desire at the end of the 2006–07 season to sell him or loan him for the upcoming season. Due to that decision by the club, Borja was loaned out to German club Mainz 05 for the 2007–08 season. At the end of the season, Mainz signed him permanently. Having limited success, especially after Mainz earned promotion to the Bundesliga, he transferred to the Mexican club Puebla [2] In the 2011–12 Apertaura season, he was transferred to Pachuca F.C..

On 28 December 2015, Hong Kong giants South China announced the capture of the player via Facebook.[3]

International career

He was included in the Ecuador for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, despite his relative inexperience. He played in several of the 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for the Ecuadorian national team, including the game against Uruguay which confirmed their passage to Germany 06. He made only one appearance for his country on the world's biggest stage against Germany, where they were defeated 3–0.

He featured in friendlies after the FIFA World Cup, even scoring against Brazil in an October 2006 friendly in Sweden. He was called up to Ecuador for the 2007 Copa América, and started in the final group game against Brazil.

Career statistics

As of April 26, 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
El Nacional 2001 Serie A9410104
2002 Serie A21400214
2003 Serie A11600116
2004 Serie A29344337
2005 Serie A4926205126
2006 Serie A107651612
Total 1295013914259
Olympiacos 2006–07 Superleague2350040275
Total 2350040275
Mainz 05 2007–08 2. Bundesliga321611003317
2008–09 2. Bundesliga1962000216
2009–10 Bundesliga10000010
Total 522231005523
Puebla 2011 Clausura Liga MX1560000156
Total 1560000156
Pachuca 2011–12 Liga MX3050000305
2012 Apertura Liga MX1251100136
Total 421011004311
Puebla 2013 Clausura Liga MX1472100168
2013 Apertura Liga MX1100000110
Total 2572100278
LDU Quito 2014 Serie A16200162
Total 16200162
Chivas USA 2014 MLS1230000123
Total 1230000123
Mushuc Runa 2015 Serie A11100111
Total 11100111
Real Garcilaso 2015 Primera División14100141
Total 14100141
South China 2015–16 Premier League506300113
Total 506300113
Career total 344107126179373122



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