Jared Borgetti is a retired Mexican professional football player. As of 2021, he serves as a commentator for ESPN Mexico and ESPN Deportes. As a player, Borgetti was best known as a prolific goal scorer.

Borgetti played both on the club level and at the national level. He played for Mexico, although his Italian lineage would have allowed him to play for Italy as well.

He holds the record for the most goals scored while playing to the Mexican National Team. He is also the first Mexican player to be signed by an English club, the Bolton Wanderers.

Position Forward
Height / weight 1.85 m /
Born 14 Aug 1973
Nationality Mexico Mexico
Team History
Monarcas Morelia 2010
Club León 2010
Club Deportivo Guadalajara Club Deportivo Guadalajara 2009
Club Puebla 2009
C.F. Monterrey C.F. Monterrey 2008
Cruz Azul 2007
82 bolton wanderers Bolton 2005 - 2006
Al-Ittihad Club (Jeddah) 2006
Pachuca Club de Fútbol Pachuca Club de Fútbol 2005
Club Santos Laguna Club Santos Laguna 1996 - 2004
Dorados de Sinaloa Dorados 2004
Atlas F.C. 1994 - 1996


Jared was born Jared Francisco Borgetti Echavarria on August 14, 1973 in Culiaca, Sinaloa, Mexico. He is of Italian descent. He stands 6 feet and 1 inch tall or 1.85 meters tall.

He started playing football at a young age with his local clubs.

Professional Debut

On March 6, 1994, Borgetti debuted as a professional football player with local club Atlas in the Primera Division de Mexico. He would spend two seasons with Atlas before moving on to Santos Laguna.

Santos Laguna, Dorados, and Pachuca

Borgetti claimed three Golden Boots titles for the most goals in the season while he was with Santos Laguna. He stayed with the club from 1996 to 2004, a total of 7 years.

In his time with Santos Laguna, Borgetti won two league championships.

When his contract with Laguna was over, he signed with Dorados de Sinaloa. He would later join Pachuca. He had little activity while with Pachuca because of the World Cup qualifiers.

Bolton Wanderers

Jared is the first Mexican to play for an English Club. He signed with the Bolton Wanderers on August 4, 2005, for a contract worth 1 million Euros.

Twenty days after signing, he debuted in the Premier League in a game against Newcastle United. On September 15 of the same year, he scored his first goal for Bolton during the UEFA Cup.

He also scored during the FA Cup and also in the League Cup.

Al-Ittihad and a Return to Mexico

When he was released from his contract with the Wanderers, Borgetti signed with the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

He would move on to Curz Azul in December 2006 and return to playing in Mexico. This was after he had turned down an offer from Santos Laguna.

In 2007, he signed with CF Monterrey for six months during the Mexico Clausura 2008 tournament.

Guadalajara and Puebla

Guadalajara signed Borgetti to play for them during the 2009 Copa Librertadores. He played six out of the six games in the Copa Libertadores.

While with Guadalajara, Borgetti stated that he had achieved his dream of playing for a team with all-Mexican-born members.

He later signed with Puebla in time to play for the Apertura 2009 Tournament. Unfortunately, he had to sit out the first four weeks of the tournament because of a broken ribcage.

He left Puebla after the season and decided to return to Mexico.

Morelia and Retirement

He signed a contract with Monarcas Morelia in December 2009. While with the club, he scored his 250th goal in Mexico league soccer, passing Jose Cardozo.

Before retiring, he signed to play with Club Leon. In December 2010, he was released from his contract and he declared his retirement from professional football.

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