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Carlos Fernando Borja Bolívar (born December 25, 1956 in Cochabamba) is a retired Bolivian football midfielder.

Carlos Borja
Personal information
Full name Carlos Fernando Borja Bolívar
Date of birth (1956-12-25) December 25, 1956 (age 62)
Place of birth Cochabamba, Bolivia
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1997 Bolívar 532 (129)
National team
1979–1995 Bolivia 88 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 2008

Club careerEdit

At club level Borja was a one club man playing his entire club career for Bolívar, where he won eleven Bolivian league titles. He played in more than 530 games, and scored 129 league goals for Bolívar making him the 3rd highest goalscorer in the history of the club.[1] He also played in 87 Copa Libertadores games scoring 11 goals for La Academia. He is remembered as one of the most important players in the history of the club.[2]

International careerEdit

He was capped 88 times and scored one international goal for the Bolivia national team[3] between 1979 and 1995, including three matches at the 1994 FIFA World Cup.[4] He scored his only goal for Bolivia in a friendly match on June 23, 1987 in Montevideo against Uruguay (2-1 loss).

Later lifeEdit

He has become a well-known politician and has served in the management of sports for Bolivia, following his retirement. His time of politics included a house of representatives position at one point in time.


1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997 (Bolívar )


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