Before coming to União São João started by clubs without much expression. He played extremely well, showing his football for the whole of Brazil, so he was hired by Paraná.
Borges had a brief spell in Jataiense, he pointed out a lot in Campeonato Goiano.
In 2006 Borges attracted the attention of Japanese team Vegalta Sendai. Whilst playing for them, he was top scorer in the J2 League for 2006.
After his success in Japan, Borges was hired by São Paulo in 2007. In the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A that year, he was one of three top scorers of São Paulo with 7 goals. The other two were Dagoberto and goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni. Sao Paulo won the Brazilian championship for the second year running.
In 2008, Borges scored 10 goals in the championship for São Paulo who won for the third year in a row. Borges scored five goals less than the top striker of the year, Alex Mineiro of Palmeiras.
On November 8, Borges scored his first hat-trick in São Paulo's shirt. He achieved this in a match against Portugal at the Estádio do Canindé. This season, he scored 16 goals in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.
In 2009, Borges was the top scorer of São Paulo in the Copa Libertadores.
The player was presented by the Guild on January 5, 2010 along with Leandro, William and Maurice. The player has trained with the group and traveled with the delegation towards pre-season in the city of Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul in the mountains. Debuted for Gremio in the first round of the 2010 Campeonato Gaúcho in the game against Pelotas, Estádio Boca do Lobo in Pelotas. It began as the holder of the attack, along with former teammate Leandro Sao Paulo. The game ended 3-2 to the Guild, and Borges scored the tie of the tricolor when the match was 2-1 to Pelotas. The other goals were Jonas (penalty) and Maylson.
At the premiere of Gremio in Brazil Cup 2010, against the Araguaia Atlético Clube, Borges scored two goals, being decisive for the classification of the Guild to advance the next phase. His first goal in Grenal occurred on April 25, 2010, valid for the 1st game of the finals of the Gaucho, 2010. He has played a Grenal for Gremio in the first round of the Cup Fernando Carvalho (1st round of the Gaucho ) but did not score. His goal was the second victory in the Tri 2-0 at Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.
On May 23, 2011, the boards of Santos and Gremio confirmed the transfer of the striker to the team from São Paulo. In his smash debut, Borges scored two goals in a 3-1 victory over Avai. And he scored a goal late in the game between Cruzeiro and Santos, which was won by a score of 1-0.
Having not played for Gremio played the finals of the Libertadores (Santos left the champion), but remained well in the matches for the national championship, with the absolute owner Santos 9 shirt. He was now Brasileirão top scorer with 23 goals in 29 games reaching the mark of Serginho Chulapa, which lasted 28 years (since 1983). He came to be compared with the Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o.
On his debut for Cruzeiro, Borges scored against his previous club, Santos in a competitive game in the Brasil Série A.
As reward for his great form at Santos in 2011 as top scorer in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, Borges was called up on September 22, 2011 for the second game against Argentina in the Superclásico, South American's greatest football grudge match.São Paulo
Brazilian League: 2007, 2008
Rio Grande do Sul State League: 2010
São Paulo State League: 2012
Brazilian League: 2013, 2014
Minas Gerais State League: 2014
Campeonato Mineiro: 2016
Superclásico de las Américas: 2011
J2 League Top scorer: 1
Brazilian League Top Scorer: 1