Borja Valero

Soccer Player

Borja Valero was born in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain on January 12th, 1985 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 39, Borja Valero biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 12, 1985
Place of Birth
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
39 years old
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Association Football Player
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Borja Valero Life

Borja Valero Iglesias (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈboɾxa βaˈleɾo]; born 12 January 1985) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder.

He began his career with Real Madrid but did not have any impact with its first team, and played for Mallorca and in England for West Bromwich Albion before joining Villarreal in 2010. He also spent nine years in the Italian Serie A, with Fiorentina and Inter Milan.

Over five seasons, Valero amassed La Liga totals of 139 games and 16 goals. He made one appearance for the Spain national team.


Borja Valero Career

Club career

Valero was born in Madrid and began his football career as a youngster in Real Madrid's ranks. He made his debut in Segunda División B as a second-half substitute, competed for promotion, and spent two seasons in Segunda División.

Valero played only twice for the first team, starting Javi Garca on October 25, 2006, only after 60 minutes of a match against Écija, he was recalled once more in the UEFA Champions League, substituting Miguel ngel Nieto in a 2–2 away draw with Dynamo Kyiv in the group stage.

Following his release from Real Madrid in August 2007, Valero signed a five-year contract with Mallorca. In a 7-1 home victory over Recreativo on March 9, he scored his first La Liga goals and later against his former team in a 1–1 home draw.

Valero's first goal was scored on May 11, 2008, when his team came back from 2–0 down to beat Barcelona in Frank Rijkaard's last home game as the latter's boss. During the season, he made 17 starts and played 1,892 minutes, leading to a seventh-place finish.

Mallorca's president said in mid-August 2008 that he had turned down bids from West Bromwich Albion for Valero and scar Trejo, but a week later, the former president opted for the latter, claiming a club record fee of €7 million (£4.7 million). He has decided on a four-year deal, with the possibility of a further year.

Valero made his debut in Albion's 1–3 League Cup loss to Hartlepool United. Despite losing, boss Tony Mowbray said he would have benefited from his first game in English football, just hours after getting international permission.

Valero said that he planned to remain at the club after being relegated to the Championship after just one season: "I still have a three-year deal here and want to be true to it." For sure, being in the second division is not right. However, if I have to put up with it, then I will put up with it." He had changed his mind by the start of the new season: "I like to play in Mallorca, not in England's second division." This is straightforward. I'm ready for a loan repayment, but it is not possible without an agreement between the two clubs."

Valero returned to Mallorca on loan for 2009–10. In a 1–1 draw at Villarreal on September 13th, he scored his 1000th top-level goal in his first match in his second spell. He netted in the last minute for the nine-man side to clinch a 1-1 draw against Atlético Madrid in October, and was also a candidate for the prestigious Don Balón Award for the best Spanish player in the Spanish League.

Valero returned to his parent club at the end of the campaign after Mallorca announced that they could not afford to pay £2.5 million to make the transfer permanent.

Valero was on a five-year deal when it was announced, but the clubs later agreed on a season-long loan, with the option to be made permanent at the end of the season. He scored on his home debut, a 4–0 victory over Espanyol on September 12, 2010 and was a central role throughout the season as the team finished in fourth place and qualified for the Champions League.

Villarreal's was signed on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee on July 1, 2011. At the end of the season, the former players were relegated, and it was revealed that he was one of a number of players set to leave.

Fiorentina has agreed to the transfer of Valero from Villarreal on August 1st. The move was confirmed three days later, and he joined the Serie A team alongside teammate Gonzalo Rodrez; after joining, he said that leaving his previous club was not straightforward and that he still hadn't come to terms with its relegation.

Valero made an immediate impact on the Viola, scoring five league goals in 37 games and providing 11 assists as the team qualified to the Europa League in 2005. He scored his first goal in 2013–14 against Cagliari on September 15th, and on November 2nd, he was named in's Serie A Team of the Season; subsequently, he scored in a 1–1 home draw against Cagliari.

Valero signed a new contract at Stadio Artemio Franchi on July 15, 2014, just prior to June 2019.

Valero joined Inter Milan on a three-year contract on July 10, 2017. In a 2–1 away victory over Hellas Verona on October 30, he scored his first goal for his new team.

Valero won twice out of 19 appearances in the runners-up's 2019-20 campaign.

Valero, a 35-year-old boy, returned to Fiorentina on September 16, 2020. He announced his retirement from professional football on June 30, 2021, but Centro Storico Lebowski, a Florence-based fan club, announced on August 19th that he had joined Lebowski, a fan-owned Promozione amateur club.

International career

At the 2004 European championships, Valero represented the Spain under-19 team. He started the game as an 85th-minute substitute and scored the game's only goal two minutes into stoppage time.

Valero made his full debut against the United States in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on June 4th. In the second half, he replaced David Silva and assisted Fernando Torres in the last goal.

Career statistics

In West Bromwich Albion, the FA Cup and Football League Cup are both included.


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World Cup winner Marco Materazzi was seen fuming at his teammates in a 7-on-7 tournament on Wednesday as they suffered their second loss of the day. Materazzi is in North Carolina for The Soccer Tournament - which offers a $1million prize for the winning team - and is representing his former club Inter Milan along with ex-Serie A star Borja Valero. And the 2006 World Cup winner had a match to forget vs. Gracie FC, with Materazzi gesticulating towards his teammates and raising his voice during a nightmarish first half for his side, in video taken by Mail Sport.
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