|Full name||Miguel Ángel Borja Hernández|
|Date of birth||26 January 1993|
|Place of birth||Tierralta, Colombia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2013||→ La Equidad (loan)||2||(4)|
|2013–2014||→ Livorno (loan)||8||(0)|
|2014||→ Olimpo (loan)||16||(3)|
|2015||→ Santa Fe (loan)||33||(10)|
|2016||→ Atlético Nacional (loan)||7||(1)|
|2020–2021||→ Atlético Junior (loan)||37||(22)|
|2021||→ Grêmio (loan)||18||(5)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 24 september 2022 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 13 august 2022 (UTC)
Borja began his career with Deportivo Cali, making his professional debut in 2011. That same year, he was transferred to Cucuta Deportivo, club in which he had few chances to play. He would soon be transferred again, this time to play for Categoría Primera B side, Cortuluá. Borja would make a name for himself in the second division of Colombia, often being referred to as a 'fast' and 'complete goalscorer', as well as boasting impressive strength on the ball. His impressive performances with Cortuluá eventually led him to becoming an alternative striker for Colombia's national under-20 team in 2013. On 17 January 2013, it was reported that Independiente Medellin had been interested in acquiring Borja's services. However, nothing was finalized and Borja was eventually sold to first division side, La Equidad. In his 2 disputable games, Borja scored 4 goals before being transferred to Serie A side Livorno.
His debut for Le Triglie came on 20 October, coming off the bench in a 1–2 loss to Sampdoria.
Borja made seven season appearances for the club but failed to score a goal. Livorno was eventually regulated to the Serie B after placing last for the season.
Return to ColombiaEdit
Borja was loaned to Independiente Santa Fe for the second half of 2015. That season, Borja scored ten goals in thirty-three matches. He won the 2015 Copa Sudamericana with the team (he played seven matches with no goals).
For the 2016 season, he was sold to Cortuluá who was 17th in the league the previous season. In the Apertura tournament of the season, Borja scored a record of nineteen goals in twenty-one matches, breaking the record of most goals scored by a player in a league tournament (since 2002, the league is divided in two tournaments, Apertura and Finalización, each season). The previous record was held by Jackson Martínez, with eighteen goals in the 2009 Finalización. His team Cortuluá reached the Semifinals, which they lost to Independiente Medellín.
He was transferred again in 8 June, this time to Atlético Nacional. In 6 July, during his first match for his new team, while playing against São Paulo in the semi-finals of the Copa Libertadores, he scored twice, a feat he repeated in the second leg a week after. Then, on 27 July 2016, he went on to score the definitive goal in the final series against Ecuadorian team Independiente del Valle, which Atlético Nacional ended up winning 2–1 on the aggregate.
On 9 February, it was announced that Borja had agreed to transfer to Brazilian side Palmeiras. He signed a five-year deal for a fee believed to be around US$10.5 million. Borja became the fourth most expensive transfer of Brazilian football.
- As of 24 November 2021.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||State League||Continental||Other||Total|
|Deportivo Cali||2011||Primera A||0||0||1||0||—||—||—||1||0|
|Cúcuta Deportivo||2011||Primera A||5||0||0||0||—||—||—||5||0|
|La Equidad||2013||Primera A||2||4||0||0||—||0||0||—||2||4|
|Livorno (loan)||2013–14||Serie A||8||0||0||0||—||—||—||8||0|
|Olimpo (loan)||2014||Argentine Primera División||16||3||0||0||—||—||—||16||3|
|Santa Fe||2015||Primera A||33||10||5||0||—||11[a]||0||—||49||10|
|Atlético Nacional||2016||Primera A||7||1||6||5||—||12[b]||11||2[c]||0||27||17|
|Junior (loan)||2020||Primera A||23||14||1||1||—||11[f]||5||2[g]||1||37||21|
|Grêmio (loan)||2021||Série A||14||5||2||0||—||—||—||16||5|
- Four appearances in Copa Libertadores, seven appearances in Copa Sudamericana
- Four appearances and five goals in Copa Libertadores, eight appearances and six goals in Copa Sudamericana
- Appearance(s) in FIFA Club World Cup
- Appearance(s) in Campeonato Paulista
- Appearance(s) in Copa Libertadores
- Five appearances and one goal in Copa Libertadores, six appearances and four goals in Copa Sudamericana
- Appearance(s) in Superliga Colombiana
- As of match played 24 March 2022.
- Scores and results list Colombia's goal tally first.
|1||14 November 2017||Chongqing Olympic Sports Center, Chongqing, China||China||3–0||4–0||Friendly|
|3||11 October 2018||Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, United States||United States||4–2||4–2|
|4||8 June 2021||Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia||Argentina||2–2||2–2||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|5||20 June 2021||Estádio Olímpico Pedro Ludovico, Goiânia, Brazil||Peru||1–1||1–2||2021 Copa América|
|6||9 September 2021||Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, Barranquilla, Colombia||Chile||1–0||3–1||2022 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||24 March 2022||Bolivia||2–0||3–0|
Independiente Santa Fe
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- "Borja delivers on his promises". FIFA. 18 November 2016. Archived from the original on 18 November 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
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- Borja e Pratto entram no top 10 de contratações mais caras no Brasil
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- "Borja é apresentado no Grêmio e fala em "fazer história"". SBT.
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- "Scolari deja atrás la sombra del 7-1 y convierte Palmeiras en campeón de Liga". 25 November 2018.
- "Atacante Miguel Borja é eleito o "Rei das Américas" de 2016". 23 February 2017.
- "Com domínio do Palmeiras, Seleção é premiada recheada de finalistas" [With prevalence of Palmeiras, Best XI is awarded full of finalists] (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Futebol. 9 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
- "Diva Jessurum desmintió relación sentimental con Miguel Ángel Borja". 17 March 2021.
- Miguel Borja at Soccerway