It is no secret to anyone that Miguel ngel Borja has earned recognition for his goals from a moment to now. Returning to Junior de Barranquilla after passing Grmio de Porto Alegre, Cordovan was engulfed in many criticisms, many of which he was able to convert, but he was mellow with goals, and he was irresistible. He scored 16 goals in the 27 matches he played.
Of course, he missed two goals scored, one against Atlético Bucaramanga and the other against Atlético Nacional, a crucial game for his ambitions to reach the final. People keep those mistakes, but they don’t talk about the 16 goals he scored with Junior de Barranquilla. His productions managed to attract the attention of fans of South American football and River Plate.
The Millionaires team, led by Marcelo Gallardo, claimed the Colombian after the departure of Julian lvarez and eventually took on Miguel ngel Borja. An arrival that faded for a long time, but was finally completed successfully. Borja won the hearts of River Plate fans by playing just three games, which is not easy at all.
Against Aldosivi in the second match, supplemented by Miguel ngel Borja, the Colombian scored two goals, an assist that was contaminated by an opponent’s touch, a goal pass, and he closed with a flourish. First goal with a river plate jacket. There he enlightened fans who even dedicated a song to him with the nickname ‘Hummingbird’.
Miguel ngel Borja arrives for Argentina with a bag full of criticism, but he is slowly turning them around for joy. However, when they received their first title against Sarmiento, their participation did not weigh in and they lost 1–2 against the River Plate Junín team at the Monumental de Nez.
Thus, Miguel ngel Borja, with his involvement with Junior de Barranquilla, made Marcelo Gallardo have his eyes on him. In international competitions, Borja put his name on an important figure. According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), he ranks scorers in international tournaments, whether with clubs or national teams, in which it appears in Tiralta, Córdoba.
As of July 31, 2022, and only by virtue of the second half of the year, Miguel ngel Borja has managed to score six goals at the international level. Five with Junior de Barranquilla, and one with the Colombian national team, that half-dozen goals allow him to position himself on the same level as Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. The table is led by Karim Benzema, who has been tough in his season with Real Madrid. In addition, there are three players who went from Colombian football such as Juan Ignacio Dineno, German Ezequiel Cano and Bernardo Cuesta from Deportivo Cali, Medellin and Junior respectively.
This is the list:
1. Karim Benzema 10 with Real Madrid, 1 with France = 11 goals
2. Sadio Mane 3 with Liverpool, 7 with Senegal = 10 goals
3. Eldor Shomurodov, 9 with Uzbekistan = 9 goals
Juan Ignacian Dineno with 9 Pumas UNAM = 9 goals
Rafael Vega, with 9 Palmeiras = 9 goals
4. 8 goals = 8 goals for Vincent Abubakar, Cameroon
8 goals = 8 goals for Erling Haaland, Norway
Edmilson Jr., with Al-Duhail 8 goals = 8 goals
5. 7 goals = 7 goals for Karl Toko Ekambi, Cameroon
Julian Alvarez, 6 goals with River Plate, 1 = 7 goals with Argentina
6 goals with Cyriel Desers, Feyenoord, 1 = 7 goals with Nigeria
James Tavernier, 7 goals = 7 goals for Rangers
7 goals = 7 goals with Pedro, Flamengo
7 goals = 7 goals with Ron Palmeiras
7 goals = 7 goals with Rafael Navarro, Palmeiras
6. Lionel Messi, 6 goals = 6 goals for Argentina
Chris Wood, 6 goals = 6 goals for New Zealand
Christian Pulisic, 2 goals for Chelsea, 4 = 6 goals for USA
Robert Lewandowski, 4 goals for Bayern, 2 = 6 goals for Poland
5 goals with Miguel ngel Borja, Jr., 1 = 6 goals with Colombia
6 goals = 6 goals with German Canoe, Fluminense
6 goals = 6 goals with Sebastian Rodriguez, Amelec
6 goals = 6 goals with Bernardo Cuesta, Melgar