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Fabio Borini
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Personal information
Date of birth 23 March 1991 (1991-03-23) (age 18)
Place of birth Bentivoglio, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Chelsea
Number 45
Youth career
2001–2007 Bologna
2007–2009 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Chelsea 4 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Italy U-17 12 (6)
2008–2009 Italy U-18 4 (1)
2009– Italy U-19 4 (2)
2009– Italy U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2010

Fabio Borini (born 23 March 1991) is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea. He started his career at Bologna, before moving to Chelsea in 2007.


Early career

Borini first started playing football at the age of nine, he and his father were avid Bologna supporters. He joined Bologna side in 2001, as a youth player.[1]



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.[2] Borini scored against Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup.[2] On 1 September 2009, he was added to Carlo Ancelotti Champions League squad and he made the bench against Porto. He made the substitutes bench again a few days later on 20 September, replacing Nicolas Anelka as a substitute in the 89th minute to make his first team debut for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur.[1] His full debut came against Queens Park Rangers in the League Cup third round.[3] 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.[4] 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.

International career

On 13 November 2009, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a 2–0 lose[5] against Hungary.


Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2009–10 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 8 0


  1. ^ a b Burt, Jason (2009-09-15). "Chelsea's Carlo Ancelotti puts faith in Fabio Borini". (The Telegraph). Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Fabio Borini". Chelsea F.C..,,10268~1233186,00.html. Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  3. ^ Bevan, Chris (2009-09-20). "Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2009-09-20. 
  4. ^ Lyon, Sam (2009-11-21). "Chelsea 4-0 Wolves". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  5. ^ "L'Italia U21 non va,0-2 in Ungheria". Mediaset. 2009-11-13. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 

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