Gerhard Horst Borchert was born on May 11, 1932, in Germany. He joined Toronto club Olympia in May 1956. Gerhard had spent four years in a Russian prison camp before coming to Canada. Olympia finished in fifth place in the 1956 National Soccer League season.

In 1957 he was the leading goal scorer in the National Soccer League. His goals helped Olympia to a third place finish in the ten team league in the 1957 National Soccer League season.

Gerhard scored 39 league goals in the 1958 National Soccer League season. He was the NSL leading goalscorer as the club finished in third place in the 15 team league.

Gerhard passed away at the age of 70 on October 20, 2002, in Peterborough, Ontario.