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Rafael Santos Borré

Rafael Santos Borré
Rafael Santos Borré Deportivo Cali.jpg
Personal information
Full name Rafael Santos Borré Maury
Date of birth (1995-09-15) 15 September 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Barranquilla, Colombia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
River Plate
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Deportivo Cali 26 (14)
2015–2017 Atlético Madrid 0 (0)
2015–2016Deportivo Cali (loan) 20 (6)
2016–2017Villarreal (loan) 17 (2)
2017– River Plate 57 (20)
National team
2014–2015 Colombia U20 15 (4)
2016 Colombia Olympic 1 (0)
2019– Colombia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 january 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2019

Rafael Santos Borré Maury (born 15 September 1995) is a Colombian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Argentine club River Plate.

Club career

Borré began his career with Deportivo Cali, and earned himself a name as a prolific goalscorer, which garnered the attention of some of Europe's biggest clubs. In August 2015, Borré was seen in the training grounds of Atlético Madrid. He signed for them on 28 August 2015, penning a six-year deal. However, he went back on loan to Deportivo Cali. On 25 March 2016, Borré suffered an injury. He did not play until 1 May, coming on as a 64-minute substitute for Andrés Felipe Roa in a 3–2 win against Alianza Petrolera.[1] Borré played his next match on 15 May against Jaguares de Córdoba. There he scored his team's second goal in a 3–2 win.

On 13 August 2016, Borré joined Spanish club Villarreal on a season-long loan deal.[2] On February 23, 2017, he scored his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win over AS Roma in Europa League Competition. Despite winning the match, Villarreal still lost the series by a 4-1 aggregate. On March 1, he scored a brace in a 4-1 win over Osasuna, scoring twice in under 5 minutes.

On 7 August 2017, Borré joined River Plate.[3] On 23 November 2019, he scored River Plate’s only goal in a 2-1 defeat to Flamengo in the Copa Libertadores final.

International career

Borré was called up to Colombia's under-20 team to take part in the 2015 South American Youth Championship. Colombia would eventually end up as runner-up, earning a spot at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. He managed to score two goals at the tournament.

Despite his major role in Deportivo Cali, he was still included in Colombia's 23 man squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. This meant that his season at the club would be over. Borré would also participate in qualifying for the Olympics.

Senior team

On 20 March 2015, Colombia coach José Pékerman called him up to the senior squad for friendlies against Bahrain and Kuwait. However, he was an unused substitute in both matches.[4]

He made his Colombia national football team debut on 6 September 2019 in a friendly against Brazil, when he substituted Duván Zapata in the 83rd minute.[5]


Deportivo Cali



River Plate


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  2. ^ "Santos Borré jugará cedido en el Villarreal CF" [Santos Borré will play on loan for Villarreal CF] (in Spanish). 13 August 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  3. ^ "El Atlético anuncia el traspaso de Santos Borré al River Plate" [Atlético announces the transfer of Santos Borré to River Plate] (in Spanish). 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Colombia football roster declared for Bahrain, Kuwait matches". 21 March 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Brazil v Colombia game report". ESPN. 6 September 2019.

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