|Full name||Tim Borowski|
|Date of birth||2 May 1980|
|Place of birth||Neubrandenburg, East Germany|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 1⁄2 in)|
|1985–1996||1. FC Neubrandenburg 04|
|1999–2002||Werder Bremen II||58||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Tim Borowski (born 2 May 1980 in Neubrandenburg) is a German former footballer. He spent almost his entire career with Werder Bremen, apart from one season with Bayern Munich, and won 33 caps for the German national team. He played as a central midfielder, adept at tackling and attacking although best known for his passing and vision.
Club career 
Early career 
Borowski started his career at his hometown-club Post Neubrandenburg. There, he was scouted by Werder Bremen and became a part of the club's youth academy that, in recent history, has also brought up players such as Nelson Valdez (now with FC Rubin Kazan), Christian Schulz (now with Hannover 96) and Simon Rolfes (now with Bayer Leverkusen).
Werder Bremen 
After playing for Werder Bremen II in the Regionalliga Nord, he finally became part of the senior squad in 2002. He had been a regular since joining the main squad. As Werder Bremen usually deployed a 4–4–2 diamond formation, he usually played as a left midfielder.
Bayern Munich 
Borowski joined the defending Bundesliga champions on a free transfer. He wore shirt number twenty four for Bayern Munich. Borowski made 26 appearances, but never managed to establish himself in the starting eleven.
Return to Werder Bremen 
After only one year with Bayern, Borowski returned to Werder Bremen on 22 July 2009 and signed a three-year contract with his former club. He was released by Werder at the end of the 2011–12 season, and retired from football three months later due to injury.
International career 
Tim Borowski was selected for the 2006 World Cup. In the first match against Costa Rica, he played the role of attacking midfielder instead of captain Michael Ballack who was not available for the first match. After the game, he became an ever present substitute for the team and usually substituted for Bastian Schweinsteiger or Torsten Frings.
In the quarter-final against Argentina, he made a superb assistance for his then Bremen teammate Miroslav Klose to score the equalizing goal for Germany. Borowski scored with the decisive fourth penalty in Germany's 4–2 win in the shootout after extra time.
After the strong appearance in the previous match, he played from the beginning in the semi-finals against Italy. Later in that match, Schweinsteiger replaced him after Borowski picked up an injury, and was not able to play in the third place play-off against Portugal.
Personal life 
He has a higher commercial school qualification. He married Lena Mühlbacher on 15 July 2006 at the manor-house in Osterholz-Scharmbeck. They have one child, Emilia (born 22 July 2007).
Career statistics 
- As of 5 May 2012
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Werder Bremen II||Regionalliga Nord||2000–01||27||5||1||0||-||-||28||5|
|Werder Bremen II||Regionalliga Nord||2001–02||2||1||1||1||-||-||3||2|
|Club totals||Werder Bremen II||29||6||2||1||-||-||31||7|
- Werder Bremen
- German U19: 1
- Bundesliga: 1
- DFB-Pokal: 1
- "Borowski kehrt nach Bremen zurück" (in German). transfermarkt.de. 22 July 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009.
- "Borowski: "Das nehme ich für immer mit"". kicker (in German). 19 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- Matthias Arnhold (13 December 2012). "Tim Borowski - International Appearances". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- "Tim Borowski". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 9 May 2010.
- Official website (German)
- Tim Borowski at werder.de (German)
- Tim Borowski at fussballdaten.de (German)