Tim Borowski

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Tim Borowski
Tim Borowski 2007 kleiner.jpg
Borowski with Werder Bremen in 2007
Personal information
Full name Tim Borowski
Date of birth (1980-05-02) 2 May 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Neubrandenburg, East Germany
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1985–1996 Neubrandenburg 04
1996–1999 Werder Bremen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2001 Werder Bremen II 58 (12)
2000–2008 Werder Bremen 169 (23)
2008–2009 Bayern Munich 26 (5)
2009–2012 Werder Bremen 41 (4)
Total 282 (43)
National team
1999–2001 Germany U21 15 (0)
2002–2004 Germany B 5 (0)
2002–2008 Germany 33 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tim Borowski (born 2 May 1980) is a German retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

He spent 11 years of his 12-year professional career with Werder Bremen, amassing Bundesliga totals of 236 games and 32 and winning three major titles, including the 2004 national championship.

Borowski played 33 times for the German national team, and represented the country at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2008.

Club career[edit]

Werder Bremen[edit]

Born in Neubrandenburg, East Germany, Borowski started his career at hometown club 1. FC Neubrandenburg 04, where he was spotted by SV Werder Bremen and signed at the age of 16 for its junior teams. He spent two full seasons with the reserves, competing mainly in Regionalliga Nord.

Borowski made his official debut for Werder on 26 August 2000, starting in a 0–1 home loss against VfL Wolfsburg for the campaign's DFB-Pokal. He was definitely promoted to the main squad early into the following season.

Borowski contributed with 25 games and one goal (against FC Schalke 04 in a 4–1 home win) in 2003–04 as the Hanseatic won their fourth national championship, the first in 11 years. He added career highs of ten goals and 11 assists in the 2005–06 season, helping his team to a final second position; in the latter campaign's UEFA Champions League he also scored against Juventus F.C. for a 3–2 round-of-16 first leg home win, in an eventual away goals rule exit.[1]

Bayern Munich[edit]

Borowski joined FC Bayern Munich in the 2008 summer after the move was made effective in January, in a free transfer.[2] He finished his first and only season with 35 appearances all competitions comprised, but never managed to establish himself in the starting eleven.[3]

Return to Werder[edit]

Borowski returned to Werder Bremen on 22 July 2009, signing a three-year contract. After featuring in only 13 league matches in his last two years combined he was released by his main club,[4] and retired from football shortly after due to injury, aged 32.[5]

International career[edit]

Borowski gained his first cap for Germany on 21 August 2002, appearing as a late substitute in a 2–2 friendly draw with Bulgaria in Sofia.[6] He was selected by manager Jürgen Klinsmann for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on home soil, filling in for captain Michael Ballack in the opener against Costa Rica (4–2 triumph).

Borowski the proceeded to collect a further four substitute appearances: in the quarter-final against Argentina he made a superb assistance for Bremen teammate Miroslav Klose to score the equalizing goal for Germany, and also converted his penalty shootout attempt as it ended 4–2 for the hosts.[7] He started in the following match against Italy, leaving injured in an eventual 0–2 loss.[8]

Borowski also participated at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup (three minutes against Brazil in the semifinals) and UEFA Euro 2008 (two substitute appearances for the runners-up).

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Werder Bremen

Country[edit]

Club statistics[edit]

[9]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Total
Werder Bremen II Regionalliga Nord 2000–01 27 5 1 0 - - 28 5
Werder Bremen Bundesliga 2001–02 26 1 2 1 - 2 0 30 2
Werder Bremen II Regionalliga North 2001–02 2 1 1 1 - - 3 2
Werder Bremen Bundesliga 2002–03 18 0 4 0 0 0 2 2 24 2
2003–04 25 1 5 5 - 1 0 31 6
2004–05 31 7 5 3 2 0 6 0 44 10
2005–06 31 10 3 0 2 0 9 3 45 13
2006–07 17 2 0 0 1 0 6 1 24 3
2007–08 21 2 3 1 1 1 7 0 32 4
Bayern Munich 2008–09 26 5 1 1 - 7 1 34 7
Werder Bremen 2009–10 28 4 6 1 11 1 45 6
2010–11 12 0 1 1 4 0 17 1
2011–12 1 0 1 0 - 2 0
Club totals Werder Bremen II 29 6 2 1 - - 31 7
Werder Bremen 210 23 30 12 6 1 48 7 294 43
Bayern Munich 26 5 1 1 - 7 1 34 7
Career statistics 262 34 33 14 6 1 55 8 359 57

Personal life[edit]

Borowski has a higher commercial school qualification. He married Lena Mühlbacher on 15 July 2006 at the manor-house in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, and the couple had one child, Emilia (born 22 July 2007).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Micoud header ends Juve comeback". UEFA.com. 23 February 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bayern seal Borowski deal". Sky Sports. 13 January 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tim Borowski of Bayern Munich: Forgotten or ignored?". Bleacher Report. 1 December 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kein neuer Vertrag für Tim Borowski" [No new contract for Tim Borowski] (in German). SV Werder Bremen. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Borowski: "Das nehme ich für immer mit"" [Borowski: "This will always be with me"] (in German). kicker. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Matthias Arnhold (13 December 2012). "Tim Borowski – International Appearances". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "Germany 1–1 Argentina". BBC Sport. 30 June 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Germany 0–2 Italy (aet)". BBC Sport. 4 July 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Tim Borowski at ESPN FC

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