Borja Viguera

Borja Viguera Manzanares (born 26 March 1987) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Unión as a striker.

Borja Viguera
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Viguera in 2014
Personal information
Full name Borja Viguera Manzanares
Date of birth (1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth Logroño, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Real Unión
Number 21
Youth career
Berceo
2003–2006 Real Sociedad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Real Sociedad B 91 (25)
2007–2012 Real Sociedad 14 (0)
2011–2012Gimnàstic (loan) 15 (2)
2012Albacete (loan) 10 (1)
2012–2014 Alavés 79 (43)
2014–2016 Athletic Bilbao 30 (2)
2016–2018 Sporting Gijón 27 (1)
2018–2019 Numancia 23 (1)
2020– Real Unión 24 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:23, 27 March 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Real SociedadEdit

Born in Logroño, La Rioja, Viguera graduated from Real Sociedad's prolific youth setup, and made his senior debut with the reserves in 2006–07, in Segunda División B. He played his first match as a professional on 15 September 2007, coming on as a substitute for Iñigo Díaz de Cerio in a 3–2 away win against UD Las Palmas for the Segunda División.[1] He made a further four appearances with the main squad during the following season, as they missed out on promotion by finishing fourth.

Viguera was definitely promoted to Real's first team in June 2009,[2] but featured rarely as the Basques were crowned champions. On 11 January 2011, he joined Gimnàstic de Tarragona on loan until June,[3] suffering a knee injury the following month that ruled him out for the remainder of the campaign.[4]

On 26 August 2011, Viguera returned to Nàstic again in a temporary deal.[5] After being sparingly used by the Catalans he returned to Real Sociedad on 31 January 2012,[6] and was subsequently loaned to Albacete Balompié of the third tier.[7]

AlavésEdit

On 6 July 2012, Viguera joined neighbouring Deportivo Alavés also in division three.[8] He was an ever-present figure in his first year, scoring 21 goals all competitions comprised to help his team achieve promotion to the second tier in the play-offs.[9]

Viguera extended his contract with the club on 14 August 2013, until 2015.[10] He netted 25 times during the season, as the side narrowly avoided relegation;[11] highlights included a hat-trick at CE Sabadell FC on 8 February 2014, contributing decisively to a 4–0 victory.[12]

Athletic BilbaoEdit

On 13 June 2014, Viguera signed a three-year deal with Athletic Bilbao[13] for 1 million.[14] He scored his first La Liga goal for his new team on 21 November, the second of a 3–1 home win over RCD Espanyol.[15]

Sporting GijónEdit

Viguera agreed to a two-year contract at Sporting de Gijón on 30 August 2016.[16] He scored just once in the league during his first season, which ended in relegation, and featured even less in the following.[17][18]

NumanciaEdit

On 1 August 2018, free agent Viguera signed a two-year contract with CD Numancia.[19] On 4 September of the following year, he cut ties with the club.[20]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 28 March 2021[21][22]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Real Sociedad B 2006–07 Segunda División B 38 10 38 10
2007–08 31 9 31 9
2008–09 22 6 22 6
Total 91 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 25
Real Sociedad 2007–08 Segunda División 3 0 0 0 3 0
2008–09 2 0 0 0 2 0
2009–10 4 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 La Liga 5 0 2 0 7 0
Total 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Gimnàstic (loan) 2010–11 Segunda División 5 2 0 0 5 2
2011–12 10 0 1 0 11 0
Total 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Albacete (loan) 2011–12 Segunda División B 9 1 0 0 1[a] 0 10 1
Alavés 2012–13 Segunda División B 33 13 5 3 4[a] 5 42 21
2013–14 Segunda División 42 25 2 1 44 26
Total 75 39 7 4 0 0 4 5 86 47
Athletic Bilbao 2014–15 La Liga 20 1 4 2 24 3
2015–16 9 0 1 0 4[b] 0 14 0
2016–17 1 1 0 0 6[c] 0 7 1
Total 30 2 5 2 10 0 0 0 45 4
Sporting Gijón 2016–17 La Liga 16 1 2 1 18 2
2017–18 Segunda División 11 0 1 0 12 0
Total 27 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 30 2
Numancia 2018–19 Segunda División 23 1 1 0 24 1
2019–20 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 23 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Real Unión 2019–20 Segunda División B 7 0 0 0 7 0
2020–21 18 2 0 0 18 2
Total 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 2
Career total 309 72 19 7 10 0 5 5 343 84
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Promotion Playoffs
  2. ^ Three appearances in UEFA Champions League, one appearance in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ La Real Sociedad vence a las Palmas en un mal partido (Real Sociedad defeat Las Palmas in a poor match); Marca, 15 September 2007 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Suben Sarasola, Esnaola y Viguera (Sarasola, Esnaola and Viguera promoted); El Diario Vasco, 4 June 2009 (in Spanish)
  3. ^ El Nàstic se refuerza con Borja Viguera y Álex Bergantiños (Nàstic bolster with Borja Viguera and Álex Bergantiños) Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Sport, 11 January 2011 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Borja Viguera se lesiona de gravedad (Borja Viguera seriously injured); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 14 February 2011 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ Borja Viguera llega cedido hasta final de temporada (Borja Viguera arrives on loan until the end of the season); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 26 August 2011 (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Borja Viguera termina la cesión en el Nàstic (Borja Viguera finishes loan in Nàstic); Gimnàstic Tarragona, 31 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  7. ^ Comunicado oficial: Viguera, cedido al Albacete Balompié (Official announcement: Viguera, loaned to Albacete Balompié); Real Sociedad, 31 January 2012 (in Spanish)
  8. ^ El Alavés ficha al primer delantero, Borja Viguera (Alavés sign the first forward, Borja Viguera); El Correo, 6 July 2012 (in Spanish)
  9. ^ Objeto de deseo (Object of desire); La Rioja, 9 December 2013 (in Spanish)
  10. ^ Borja Viguera: “Estoy muy feliz en Vitoria” (Borja Viguera: "I am very happy in Vitoria") Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Deportivo Alavés, 14 August 2013 (in Spanish)
  11. ^ La marca que le 'impone' Herrera a Viguera (The mark Herrera 'demands' of Viguera); El Desmarque, 20 July 2017 (in Spanish)
  12. ^ Gran victoria albiazul en Sabadell (0–4) (Great white-and-blue win in Sabadell (0–4)) Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine; Deportivo Alavés, 8 February 2014 (in Spanish)
  13. ^ Borja Viguera drafted[permanent dead link]; Athletic Bilbao, 13 June 2014
  14. ^ Borja Viguera ficha por el Athletic (Borja Viguera signs for Athletic); Mundo Deportivo, 13 June 2014 (in Spanish)
  15. ^ Athletic impress in Espanyol win; ESPN FC, 21 November 2014
  16. ^ Borja Viguera se incorpora al Sporting (Borja Viguera added to Sporting) Archived 2 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine; Sporting Gijón, 30 August 2016 (in Spanish)
  17. ^ Resumen Sporting de Gijón 2016/17: Viguera, el delantero perdido (Sporting de Gijón 2016/17 summary: Viguera, the lost forward); Vavel, 7 June 2017 (in Spanish)
  18. ^ Borja Viguera: “Me da pena que no se haya visto al Borja con continuidad” (Borja Viguera: “It hurts that people did not see a consistent Borja”); Vavel, 30 June 2018 (in Spanish)
  19. ^ Otro delantero del Athletic de Champions para el Numancia (Another Athletic Champions forward to Numancia); Mundo Deportivo, 2 August 2018 (in Spanish)
  20. ^ "El C. D. Numancia rescinde el contrato de Borja Viguera" [C. D. Numancia rescind the contract of Borja Viguera] (in Spanish). CD Numancia. 4 September 2019. Retrieved 5 September 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Borja Viguera at BDFutbol
  22. ^ Borja Viguera at Soccerway

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