Info on Jared Borgetti


Jared Francisco Echeverría Borgetti (born August 14, 1973 in Culiacan, Sinaloa) is a Mexican footballer that plays as a striker. He currently plays for the Bolton Wanderers of the FA Premier League, after his club agreed a £1.5million fee. Borgetti has had notable success on the international stage, having scored a national record of 37 goals in more than 60 international appearences for Mexico. His nickname is called Zorro del Desierto that means Fox of Desert.
Borgetti has Italian ancestry from his grandparent. A tall and gangly striker, he is known for his headers. Borgetti started in Atlas, but after two unsuccessful seasons Borgetti was transferred to Santos Laguna, where he won three scoring titles in seven years. Borgetti moved afterwards to his home town for one year before landing in CF Pachuca. Borgetti was the second most prolific striker in the world in 2001.
His debut on the Mexican First Division was on March 6, 1994 in a game where Atlas lost 3-1 to Club América. Borgetti first international match was on February 5, 1997 against Ecuador. He was part of the Mexican squad at the 2001 Copa América, the 2002 World Cup, and the 2004 Copa América.
After shining in the 2005 Confederations Cup, Borgetti attracted attention from some foreign clubs, namely German and Saudi Arabian ones. After rejecting that set of offers, Borgetti accepted a deal from Bolton Wanderers to become the first Mexican to play in the English Premier League. He made his official English debut in a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on August 24, 2005.
On Thursday September 15, 2005, during Bolton Wanderers' first-ever UEFA Cup tie, Borgetti scored his first goal for the club, in injury time, to give them a 2-1 victory in the first round, first leg against Lokomotiv Plovdiv.
Club History
1994-1996 Atlas
1996-2004 Santos Laguna
2004 Dorados de Sinaloa
2005 Pachuca
2005- Bolton Wanderers
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