Borja Valero

  • Date of birth : 12/01/1985
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Spain Spain
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Borja Valero

Borja Valero

Clubs: Real Madrid CF, RCD Mallorca, West Bromwich Albion FC, RCD Mallorca (loan), Villarreal CF

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-19 Championship:
winner 2004

• A native of the Spanish capital, Borja Valero joined Madrid as a schoolboy and worked his way through the ranks, gaining recognition at youth level for Spain before performing regularly for the club's B team in 2005/06 and 2006/07.

• Scored the winner in the 2004 U19 Championship final as Spain defeated Turkey 1-0 in Nyon, Switzerland.

• Played one Copa del Rey match and one UEFA Champions League game − against FC Dynamo Kyiv (2-2) − for the first team but none in the Liga before signing a five-year contract with Mallorca in August 2007.

• Scored four goals in 34 Liga appearances for the islanders but left after just one season for England, joining newly-promoted West Brom

• Unable to prevent the Baggies from suffering an immediate relegation and was returned to Mallorca on a year-long loan in 2009/10, during which he was an outstanding figure in helping the team to fifth place and within a whisker of UEFA Champions League qualification.

• Signed a permanent deal with Villarreal in August 2010 and scored on his home debuts in European and domestic competition, against FC Dnepr Mogliev and RCD Espanyol respectively; called up by Spain for the first time in October 2010.

Last updated: 20/04/11 21.19CET

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Borja Valero
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 12/01/1985 (31)
  • Country: Spain
  • Squad number: 20
  • Club: Fiorentina ( ITA)

  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 73kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2016/17

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    06/12/06: Dynamo Kyiv 2-2 Real Madrid
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Qualifying round)
    05/03/02: Austria 0-1 Spain

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Spain U-1952
Spain MERI30
Spain U-1783

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid10
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 09/12/2016 01:15 CET