Borini playing for Liverpool in 2012
|Full name||Fabio Borini|
|Date of birth||29 March 1991|
|Place of birth||Bentivoglio, Italy|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Striker / Winger|
|2011||→ Swansea City (loan)||9||(6)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:22, 19 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Fabio Borini (born 29 March 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League side Liverpool. He started his career at Bologna, before moving to Chelsea in 2007. In 2011, he joined Championship side Swansea City on loan, and eventually signed for Roma, before signing for Liverpool in 2012.
Club career 
Borini joined Chelsea in the summer of 2007 from Bologna. During the 2008–09 season, Borini was made first choice striker for reserves. He was the top scorer for the reserves with 10 goals from 11 appearances. Borini scored against Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup. On 1 September 2009, he was added to Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League squad and he made the bench against FC Porto. He made the substitutes bench again a few days later on 20 September, replacing Nicolas Anelka in the 89th minute to make his first team debut for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur. His full debut came against Queens Park Rangers in the League Cup third round. He scored twice in a reserve game for Chelsea against West Ham United. He made his second appearance against Wolverhampton Wanderers, coming on as substitute for Salomon Kalou on the 77th minute. On 8 December 2009, Borini made his Champions League debut in the 2–2 draw against APOEL. He played his first FA Cup game against Cardiff City in the fifth round, coming on in the 88th minute as the Blues won 4–1. Borini underwent a hernia operation which put him out of action for quite some time.
Captain Borini scored five times to bring Chelsea Reserves back from 3–0, against West Bromwich Albion Reserves on 20 October 2010. Chelsea Reserves won the match 5–4.
Swansea City (loan) 
On 17 March 2011, Borini joined Championship side Swansea City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season. He linked up with his former Chelsea youth team boss Brendan Rodgers. Borini began his loan spell with the Swans by scoring a brace against Nottingham Forest. On 9 April 2011, he opened the scoring against Norwich City, with a free kick in a match which the Swans went on to win 3–0. He scored again during the Swans 2–1 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor and bagged another brace during the 4–1 defeat of Ipswich Town at the Liberty Stadium.
On 18 May 2011, Borini confirmed that he would not be coming back to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with Swansea. He insisted he would not make a decision on his future until after the Championship play-off final. In the Championship play-off final, Borini won the penalty which secured a 4–2 lead and a return to English football's top flight for the Swans.
It emerged in the days following the play-off final that Borini had signed a pre-contract agreement with Italian Serie A team Parma, in his home region of Emilia-Romagna, before he had even joined Swansea on loan. According to his agent, Marco De Marchi, Borini has secured a five-year contract with the club. Parma confirmed the deal on 2 July 2011. Parma also paid Chelsea a training compensation of €360,000 equivalent to €90,000 a year.
On 31 August 2011, Borini signed for Italian club Roma on loan for €1.25 million, with an option to buy for €7 million. Borini signed a 1+4 year contract, which he would earn €1 million in gross in first season but increased to €2.3 million in 2012–13 and ultimately €3.4 million in 2015–16. He made his first official appearance for Roma in the 2–1 loss at home to Cagliari, replacing Pablo Osvaldo in the 80th minute. The following week, he made his first start against Internazionale in the 0–0 draw at the San Siro. He scored his first goal with his new team in the 2–1 away loss against Genoa. He then scored his first goal in the Coppa Italia against Fiorentina in Roma's 3–0 victory. Borini scored his second goal as a Roma player against Cesena in Roma's 5–1 victory. Borini was bought from Parma on a co-ownership deal for €2.3 million on 23 January 2012. Moreover, Roma also paid agent Andrea Rosso €150,000 who broke the deal, as well as sent Stefano Okaka to Parma in a temporary deal with the option to sign half of the "card" for €300,000. On 5 February, he scored two goals against Inter in a 4–0 victory. He scored an equaliser in a derby against Lazio, and he scored a winner against Palermo on 12 March. On 23 June, Roma paid Parma €5.3 million on blind auction, and signed the other 50% of Borini's rights.
On 9 July 2012, it was reported that Borini would become Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager, with the player expected to join before a pre-season tour of North America. On 12 July, it was reported that a deal had been reached between the two clubs, and on 13 July Borini officially completed his transfer to Liverpool, and requested to wear the number 29 shirt. On 13 July, Roma announced the fee was €13.3 million plus bonuses (equivalent to about £10.5 million). After his move, Borini revealed that Italy team-mate Mario Balotelli was responsible for urging him to join Liverpool because Balotelli claimed the club (Liverpool) has the most exciting fans.
On 9 August, Borini scored his first goal for Liverpool during his first game at Anfield, in the second leg of a Europa League match against FC Gomel, in the 21st minute. He made his Premier League debut on 18 August 2012, starting in a 3–0 loss against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns. In October 2012, Liverpool confirmed that Borini would miss the next three months due to a broken foot which he initially suffered in a game against Manchester United. Borini made his comeback for Liverpool on 9 January 2013, replacing Raheem Sterling as a second half substitute away to Manchester United.
On 17 February 2013, Borini suffered a dislocated shoulder after a collision with Swansea City's Kyle Bartley only eight minutes after being brought on as a substitute for Luis Suarez. Brendan Rodgers' post-match comments suggested that Borini would be out for the remainder of the 2012/13 season. He returned to the team on 27 April 2013, coming off the bench in the 72nd minute, and scored his first Premier League goal and Liverpool's fifth in a 6-0 away win, at his the first minute on the pitch at Newcastle.
International career 
On 13 November 2009, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a 2–0 loss against Hungary. Borini was named captain of the Italian team for the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. On 29 March 2011, he scored his first goal for the U21 team in a friendly game against Germany.
On 26 February 2012, Borini was called up to the senior national team by head coach Cesare Prandelli. He made his debut on 29 February 2012, in the friendly match against the United States. He was included in the Italian team for UEFA Euro 2012, but did not come off the bench.
Career statistics 
- As of 19 May 2013.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other||Total|
|Swansea City (loan)||2010–11||9||6||0||0||0||0||—||—||3||0||12||6|
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- Edwards, Luke (27 April 2013). "Newcastle United 0 Liverpool 6: match report". The Daily Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 27 April 2013.
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- "Italy: Borini In, Balotelli Out".
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