Full name: Borja Mayoral Moya
Date of birth: 05/04/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Parla (Spain)
Youth career: Agrupación Deportiva Parla, Real Madrid (since 2007)
Current club: Real Madrid
Squad number: —
Current national team: Spain U-19
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: U-17 Club World Cup 2014, UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (7/7), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/4), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (5/3)
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Player’s agent: Together For You
Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Andriy Shevchenko & Gonzalo Higuain
– off the ball
Style of play:
– number “9”
– complete forward & clinical finisher
– one-on-one situation specialist
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– killer instinct in front of goal
– likes to run onto through balls from midfield
– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace
– selfish in the final third
– able to score and dribble comfortably with both feet
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– great positional sense and eye for goal
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.
U-17 Club World Cup winner with Real Madrid.
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship winner with Spain.
2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship top scorer.
Segunda Division B 2014/2015: 5 matches/2 goals (Real Madrid Castilla)
Borja Mayoral started out his career at the local Agrupación Deportiva Parla club, from which in 2007, he transferred to the great Real Madrid. He’s quickly reached star status at youth teams, scoring goals automatically. In the 14/15 season, he was called for the first time to join the first squad and sat on the bench during the La Liga game against Almeria. During the 15/16 pre-season, he was permanently added to the first squad and will most likely provide relief to Karim Benzema. He also was the best scorer and one of the best players at the 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, where Spain stylishly strolled to win the title, showing to the world brilliant players, such as Borja, Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Alfonso Pedraza, Mikel Merino or Jesús Vallejo.
“A powerful striker with bags of quality. He is comfortable using both feet and, although he has no problem finding the back of the net, he is an especially important player because of what he does without the ball. He has a great ability of exploiting space, which allows him to provide assists for the centre forward.He is an elegant player in terms of his passing ability and his movement around the pitch.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.