2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Celso BORGES

Age
31
Height
182.0 cm
Date of Birth 27 May 1988
International Caps
118
International Goals
18

Celso Borges is one of the pillars of the Costa Rica team and has been a fixture in central midfield during his country's last three FIFA World Cup™ qualifying campaigns. 

The seasoned No5 is renowned primarily for his unparalleled tactical awareness, but also for his composure on the ball. Although ostensibly a defensive-minded player, Borges poses a significant threat at the opposite end of the pitch too thanks to his late runs into the box, long-range shooting ability and aerial prowess at set pieces. Indeed, he has averaged nine goals per season in his ten years as a professional in Europe.

Son of the legendary Alexandre Guimaraes, who represented Costa Rica at World Cups both as a player and coach, Borges played for his country at every youth level, participating at the FIFA U-17 World Championship 2005 and the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2007. Russia 2018 will be his second consecutive outing at the game's showcase event.