He started his career at PAOK in 1986 and played for them until the 1994 season. He scored some vital goals including the winner against FC Malines in Belgium in the UEFA Cup of 1991. In 1994, he transferred to Edessaikos where he played only one season. He joined Iraklis for the 1996 and 1997 campaigns before ending his career at Aris and Apollon Kalamaria. This makes him the only one who played at the big 4 of Thessaloniki!
Borbokis was capped 29 times by Greece with 6 goals to his credit.