Borowski with Werder Bremen in 2007
|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)|
|1999–2001||Werder Bremen II||58||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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.
Borowski joined FC Bayern Munich in the 2008 summer after the move was made effective in January, in a free transfer. He finished his first and only season with 35 appearances all competitions comprised, but never managed to establish himself in the starting eleven.
Return to Werder
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, and retired from football shortly after due to injury, aged 32.
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. 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. He started in the following match against Italy, leaving injured in an eventual 0–2 loss.
- Werder Bremen
- UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 2008
- FIFA World Cup: Third-place 2006
- FIFA Confederations Cup: Third-place 2005
|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 North||2001–02||2||1||1||1||-||-||3||2|
|Club totals||Werder Bremen II||29||6||2||1||-||-||31||7|
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).
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- Tim Borowski at ESPN FC
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- Tim Borowski at National-Football-Teams.com
- Official website (German)