Special Olympics Global Football Ambassador Enrique Borja Garcia was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame

November 08, 2011

Enrique Borja Garcia joins a world-class family of soccer legends in receiving this honor: “Pele”, Diego Armando Maradona, Franz Beckenbauer, Alfredo di Stefano, Michel Platini, Zinedine Zidane, Ferenk Puskas, Gerd Mûller, Bobby Charlton, Hugo Sánchez, Antonio Carbajal, Ignacio Trelles, Carlos Reinoso, Luis "Pirata" Fuente, Raul Cárdenas and Salvador Reyes.

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During his professional career, Enrique scored 31 goals as a striker for the Mexican national team and was part of the team that competed in the 1966 and 1970 World Cups. He was the top scorer of the Mexican league in 1970-1971 (24 goals), in 1971-1972 (26 goals) and in 1972-1973 (20 goals). Borja has served as club president of Necaxa, president of the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación and, most recently, as club president of Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León.

Enrique has been actively involved with Special Olympics Mexico since 1987, serving a Vice Chairman of the Board and as our Global Football Ambassador. He was recently invited to serve on SOI’s Global Football Advisory Board and is currently working toward securing an Alliance for Special Olympics with CONCACAF.

His induction into the Soccer Hall of Fame is not just a personal honor but a great tribute to our Special Olympics footballers.


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