Spanish midfielder Borja Herrera joined FC Goa on a short-term loan deal from East Bengal FC that will see him don the iconic orange of the Club till the culmination of the ongoing 2023-24 season.
Born in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Herrera brings a wealth of experience and skill to FC Goa. Having started his football journey at UD Las Palmas’ academy and honed his talent at various clubs across Spain, Israel and India, the midfielder has proven to be a versatile and dynamic presence in the midfield.
Herrera’s football journey consists of notable stints with UD Las Palmas in LaLiga, Real Valladolid in the Segunda Division, Spain’s then-second tier league, and Hyderabad FC in the ISL, where he played a key role in helping his team finish as runners-up in the race for the 2022-23 League Shield. The 31-year-old represented East Bengal FC in the first half of the ongoing 2023-24 season and in the Kalinga Super Cup, where they emerged champions on Sunday.
The Spaniard has also worked with FC Goa head coach Manolo Marquez twice before, at UD Las Palmas and Hyderabad FC. It was Marquez who, in fact, handed him his debut in LaLiga, before paving the way for his launch in Indian football, signing him for the Nizams in 2022.
Overall, Herrera has registered 49 appearances since arriving at Indian shores, and has since scored six goals along with providing 12 assists during this period.