Borba, George : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Borba, George

Sport:
soccer

Country Represented:
Israel

Years Competed:
1968

Olympic Info:
Borba was a member of the Israeli soccer team that reached the quarterfinals and finished fifth at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. A forward, he played (and started) in all 3 preliminary games for Israel; in their group, the Israeli team defeated Ghana (5-3) and El Salvador (3-1) before falling to Hungary, 2-0. Israel finished in second place in their group to advance to the quarterfinals; George did not play in the game as Israel tied Bulgaria, 1-1. To determine which team advanced to the semifinals, there was a coin toss, which the Bulgarians won, (Bulgaria eventually won the silver medal).

Career Highlights:
Borba was a member of the Israeli national soccer team in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He competed in the 1974 World Cup qualifying tournament and scored a goal in Israel's 6-0 victory over Malaysia. Borba also scored twice in Israel's 7-0 win over Ceylon in the 1968 Olympic qualifying tournament; the victory qualified Israel for the Games.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
Israel


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