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MIÉ 21.11.2018 | NEWS

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Borja Iglesias

Why do they call him the Panda? Who are his childhood idols? Here’s five things you need to know about RCD Espanyol star Borja Iglesias!

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MIÉ 21.11.2018

1 – His nickname Panda was inspired by the song ‘Panda’ by Desiigner. Borja is a lover of hip-hop music, and was part of RC Celta’s reserve side that became known as “Panda Team” in 2016 – some of the players loved the song so much they even went as far as getting pandas tattooed on them.

2 – Despite having taken LaLiga Santander by storm this season, he actually made his debut in Spain’s first division with RC Celta back in January 2015, playing 11 minutes as a substitute against Sevilla FC at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

3 – Borja cites Fernando Torres and Raul Tamudo amongst his childhood idols. He recently equalled one of the legendary RCD Espanyol striker’s records, becoming the first player to score in 4 successive LaLiga matches for the club since Tamudo back in 2004.

4 – He’s the top scorer in Celta’s B-team’s history, hitting 73 goals in 144 matches during a four year spell. Last season he struck 22 goals in LaLiga 1|2|3 on loan at Real Zaragoza, where he’s still a club member and is remembered fondly.

5 – Borja is a big fan of social media and regularly interacts with his fans online – you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @BorjaIglesias9.

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