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Borja Valero
Borja valero
Personal information
Full name Borja Valero Iglesias
Date of birth 12 January 1985 (1985-01-12) (age 35)
Place of birth    Madrid, Flag of Spain Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Fiorentina
Number 6
Youth clubs
1995–2004 Flag of Spain Real Madrid
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2004–2005
2005–2007
2007–2008
2008–2011
2009–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2017
2017–2020
2020–
Flag of Spain Real Madrid C
Flag of Spain Real Madrid Castilla
Flag of Spain Mallorca
England West Bromwich Albion
Flag of Spain → Mallorca (loan)
Flag of Spain → Villarreal (loan)
Flag of Spain Villarreal
Flag of Italy Fiorentina
Flag of Italy Internazionale
Flag of Italy Fiorentina

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National team
2002–2003
2003
2004
2011
Flag of Spain Spain U17
Flag of Spain Spain U18
Flag of Spain Spain U19
Flag of Spain Spain
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Borja Valero is a Spanish footballer who currently plays for Fiorentina in Serie A.

Club career

Valero was born in Madrid, Spain and started his career as a youngster in the ranks of Real Madrid. He didn't make it to the first squad, and on August 2007 signed for Mallorca on a five-year deal.

One year later, after a good individual season, Valero left to join Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. He was loaned back to Mallorca for the 2009-10 season where he scored 5 goals in 33 league matches. The following season he was loaned again, this time at Villarreal.

In July 2011, Villarreal signed Valero on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. During the 2011-12, despite his good performances, Villarreal was relegated which made Valero to leave.

On 1 August 2012, he completed a transfer to Serie A side Fiorentina. He become one of the most important players there, collecting more than 200 official matches in 5 seasons.

On 10 July 2017, Valero left Fiorentina and signed with fellow Italian team Internazionale. He scored his first goal for his new club on 30 October, in a 2–1 away win against Hellas Verona.

International career

Valero has represented Spain at under-17, -18 and -19 level. With under-19, he played at 2004 European championships. He played as a substitute in the final against Turkey, coming on in 85th minute and scoring the only goal at stoppage time.

He made his senior debut on 4 June 2011 in the friendly against United States national team by playing in the second half as a substitute, assisting Fernando Torres's goal in an eventual 4-0 win.

Honours

Club

Fiorentina

Inter Milan

International

Spain U-19

Individual

  • Spanish Player of the Year: 2010
  • Serie A Team of the Year: 2012-13
  • UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2013-14, 2014-15
Fiorentina
ACF Fiorentina squad - 2020–21

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