|Full name||Ulrich Ernst Borowka|
|Date of birth||19 May 1962|
|Place of birth||Menden, West Germany|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1967–1970||SG Hemer 08|
|1970–1975||FC Oese 49|
|1980–1981||Borussia M'gladbach II|
|1982–1987||West Germany U21||2||(0)|
|1987–1988||West Germany Olympic||9||(0)|
|2000–2001||Berlin AK 07|
|2003–2004||Berlin AK 07|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
A versatile blue-collar worker with a powerful shot, albeit with very limited skills, he spent the better part of his career at Werder Bremen (nearly one full decade), amassing Bundesliga totals of 388 games and 19 goals over the course of 15 seasons.
Born in Menden (Sauerland), Borowka made his Bundesliga debut at the age of 19 for Borussia Mönchengladbach, becoming a regular from his second season onwards – in 1984–85, as the club finished fourth, he scored a career-best five goals in 32 matches.
In 1987, Borowka signed for SV Werder Bremen, being a defensive mainstay for the club in six of his nine seasons and managing to net at least once in seven of them. In his debut campaign he helped to the league conquest, the first in 23 years, scoring in a 1–0 win at SV Waldhof Mannheim, on 9 April 1988.
Borowka played in a total of 46 official matches in the 1991–92 season, including eight in Werder's victorious campaign in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. The following season he added another league, eventually leaving the club in December 1995 at nearly 34, for amateurs Tasmania 1900 Berlin. Subsequently he played for Hannover 96 (third level, only one month) and Widzew Łódź, becoming the first German to play in the Polish first division before finally retiring in the amateur leagues, at the age of 38.
After retiring, Borowka had various spells in coaching, with little impact.
- UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1991–92
- Bundesliga: 1987–88, 1992–93
- DFB-Pokal: 1990–91, 1993–94; Runner-up 1983–84, 1988–89, 1989–90
- Polish League: 1996–97
- "1991/92: Bremen shine in Stadium of Light". UEFA.com. 1 June 1992. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- Ulrich Borowka at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Ulrich Borowka at National-Football-Teams.com
- Official website (German)