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Top facts about Fabio Borini, former Sunderland winger

Sat 23 April 2022 | 4:30

Fabio Borini has played all positions like center back and striker but is he extremely capable and versatile and a manager’s dream player or are we just yet to see the Italian in the correct position? Read on to find out more facts about Fabio Borini.

Fabio Borini

(born March 29, 1991) is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for

Fatih Karagümrük

in Turkey.

Fabio Borini’s age

is 31. Here, you can find the most important facts about Fabio Borini, the goal shy ex-Sunderland man.

An important fact about Fabio Borini is that he began his professional career with Bologna before joining Chelsea in 2007. Borini was loaned to Swansea City in the Championship in 2011, and then signed for Roma before heading to Liverpool in 2012.

He spent the 2013–14 season on loan with Sunderland, and after returning to Liverpool for a season, he signed a permanent deal with Sunderland in August 2015.

Borini earned his senior international debut in 2012, and he was an unused part of Italy's Euro 2012 final team.

Top facts about Fabio Borini:

Borini began playing football when he was nine years old. Bologna was a favorite of his and his father's. In 2001, he joined the Italian national team's junior squad.

Borini joined Chelsea in the summer of 2007. He was the primary forward for the reserves during the 2008/2009 season. He scored ten goals in eleven games and was named the team's most valuable player. He was one of his opponents in the FA Youth Cup match against Manchester United.

Carlo Ancelotti included him in the squad for the Champions League games on September 1, 2009, and he was first on the bench for the London team against FC Porto.

Borini made his Chelsea debut a few days later, replacing Nicolas Anelka in the 89th minute of the derby against Tottenham. On September 23, 2009, he made his debut in a League Cup match against Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge Stadium.

He scored two goals for the reserves in a 4-1 Derby win over

West Ham United

on October 19, 2009. In November, he made his second Premier League appearance, replacing Salomon Kalou in the 77th minute of a match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Fabio Borini early life

Regarding

Fabio Borini’s childhood

, it should be mentioned that he began playing football at the age of eight and grew up supporting Bologna, the local team. He joined Bologna as a young player in 2001. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding

Fabio Borini’s parents

.

Fabio Borini personal life

Fabio Borini is a husband and father. Erin Borini, his wife, is his life partner. In 2015, the pair tied the knot.

Borini insisted that he knew he would marry model Erin O'Neill "since day one" of their relationship. The Italian married the swimwear model at the five-star Castello di Casole estate in his homeland.

The couple sold their wedding photos to OK Magazine, with the proceeds going to the Anthony Nolan charity, and the player told the publication, "I actually felt that she was the one I was going to marry since day one."

Fabio Borini professional career

Borini made his Champions League debut on December 8, 2009, in a 2-2 draw against APOEL Nicosia. In the second half, he was replaced by another Champions League rookie, Gal Kakuta.

Then he had the opportunity to demonstrate his abilities in league matches against

Everton

and Portsmouth.

In January 2010, he faced Watford, and in February, he faced Cardiff City. In the 2009/2010 season, he won the English champion title and the FA Cup with Chelsea. He advanced to the FA Youth Cup with the London club's juniors.

Fabio Borini club career

Borini joined Chelsea from Bologna in the summer of 2007. He was named first-choice striker for the reserves for the 2008–09 season. With 10 goals in 11 games, he was the leading scorer for the reserves. Borini scored in the FA Youth Cup versus

Manchester United

.

Chelsea

An important

fact about Fabio Borini

is that he was named to Carlo Ancelotti's Champions League team on September 1, 2009, and he came off the bench against FC Porto. On September 20, he returned to the Chelsea bench as a substitute, replacing Nicolas Anelka in the 89th minute to make his first team debut against Tottenham Hotspur.

In the third round of the League Cup, he made his entire debut against Queens Park Rangers. Borini made his Champions League debut on December 8, 2009, in a 2–2 draw against APOEL.

He made his FA Cup debut against Watford in the third round, replacing Daniel Sturridge in the 70th minute as the Blues triumphed 5–0. Borini had a hernia procedure, which kept him out of commission for a long period.

On October 20, 2010, Captain Borini scored five goals to help Chelsea Reserves come back from a 0–3 deficit against West Bromwich Albion Reserves. The match ended in a 5–4 victory for Chelsea Reserves.

Swansea City

Fabio Borini joined Championship side Swansea City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season on March 17, 2011.

He reunited with Brendan Rodgers, the manager of his old Chelsea junior squad. Borini scored a brace against Nottingham Forest to kick off his loan stay with the Swans.

He scored his first goal for the Swans against Norwich City on April 9, 2011, with a free kick in a 3–0 victory. He scored again in the Swans' 2–1 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor, and he added another brace in the Liberty Stadium's 4–1 win against Ipswich Town.

Borini declared on 18 May 2011 that he will not be returning to Chelsea when his loan stint with Swansea ended.

He said he would wait until after the Championship play-off final to make a decision on his future. Borini's penalty in the Championship play-off final gave the Swans a 4–2 lead and a return to English football's top division.

Parma

An important fact about Fabio Borini is that he having signed a pre-contract deal with Serie A club Parma, in his native province of Emilia-Romagna, before joining Swansea on loan, it was revealed in the days after the play-off final. Borini has signed a five-year deal with the club, according to his agent, Marco De Marchi.

On July 2, 2011, Parma confirmed the agreement. Parma also paid Chelsea €347,500 in training compensation. Chelsea took Parma to the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, which ordered Parma to pay €337,500 plus 5% interest from August 31, 2011, on August 28, 2012. On April 18, 2013, a payment plan was agreed upon.

Roma

Borini joined Roma on loan for €1.25 million on August 31, 2011, with the option to purchase for €7 million.

Borini signed a one-and-a-half-year deal, with a base salary of €1 million in the first season, rising to €2.3 million in 2012–13 and €3.4 million in 2015–16. He made his debut appearance for Roma in the 2–1 defeat against Cagliari at home, coming on in the 80th minute to replace Pablo Osvaldo.

He made his debut start against Internazionale in a 0–0 tie at the San Siro the following week. In a 2–1 away defeat to Genoa, he scored his first goal with his new side.

In Roma's 3–0 win against

Fiorentina

in the Coppa Italia; he scored his first goal. In Roma's 5–1 triumph against Cesena, Borini scored his second goal as a Roma player. Borini was purchased from Parma for €2.3 million in a co-ownership arrangement on January 23, 2012.

Roma also paid €150,000 to the agent who brokered the transfer, and sent Stefano Okaka to Parma on a temporary agreement with the option to sign half of the "card" for €300,000.

He scored two goals in a 4–0 win against Inter on February 5th. In a derby against Lazio, he equalized, and on March 12, he scored the game-winning goal against Palermo. Roma paid Parma €5.3 million in a blind auction on June 23 and signed the remaining 50% of Borini's rights.

Liverpool

An important

fact about Fabio Borini

is that he was rumored to be Brendan Rodgers' first signing as Liverpool manager on July 9, 2012, with the player set to join before the club's pre-season tour of North America.

On July 12, it was announced that the two clubs had struck an agreement, and on July 13, Borini officially finalized his move to Liverpool, requesting to wear the number 29 jersey. Roma confirmed on July 13 that the cost was €13.3 million, including incentives (about £10.5 million).

Borini confirmed after his transfer that Italy colleague Mario Balotelli was the one who persuaded him to join Liverpool, claiming that the club [Liverpool] had the most exciting supporters.

Borini scored his first goal for Liverpool in the 21st minute of his debut game at Anfield, in the second leg of a Europa League tie against FC Gomel.

On August 18, 2012, he made his Premier League debut, starting in a 3–0 defeat at The Hawthorns against West Bromwich Albion.

Borini injured his foot in a game against Manchester United in October 2012, and Liverpool announced that he would be out for the next three months. Borini returned to Liverpool on January 9, 2013, as a second-half replacement against Manchester United, replacing

Raheem Sterling

.

Borini sustained a dislocated shoulder after colliding with Kyle Bartley of Swansea City barely eight minutes after coming on as a replacement for Luis Suarez on February 17, 2013. Borini was expected to miss the rest of the 2012–13 season, according to

Brendan Rodgers

' post-match remarks.

On April 27, 2013, he returned to the club, coming off the bench in the 72nd minute to score his first Premier League goal and Liverpool's fifth goal in a 6–0 away victory against Newcastle United. He appeared in 20 games for Liverpool in his debut season, scoring twice.

Sunderland (on loan)

An important fact about Fabio Borini is that he joined Sunderland on a season-long loan on September 2, 2013. He made his Sunderland debut in a 1–3 home loss to Arsenal, replacing Charis Mavrias in the 71st minute.

He made his complete debut in a 3–0 away loss to West Bromwich Albion, but was substituted off in the 59th minute for Jozy Altidore in a match that was then manager Paolo Di Canio's last game in command before being dismissed a day later.

Kevin Ball was appointed caretaker manager for Sunderland's League Cup meeting against Peterborough United at home; Borini was again named on the replacements bench, but was replaced by Emanuele Giaccherini 13 minutes from full-time; Sunderland won the match 2–0.

Borini made his Sunderland debut on October 27, 2013, in the Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle United, scoring the winning goal in a 2–1 victory.

Borini scored a late equalizer against

Chelsea

in the League Cup quarter-final, and then assisted Ki Sung-extra-time Yeung's winner. Borini was transported to hospital on December 28, 2013, after playing the first half of Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Cardiff City, although he was discharged later that day.

Borini scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot as Sunderland defeated Manchester United 2–1 at the Stadium of Light in the League Cup semi-final first leg on January 7, 2014.

He scored in Sunderland's 3–0 win against Newcastle United at St James' Park on February 1, giving the Black Cats a 2-0 lead over their North East rivals. He scored the first goal in Manchester City's 3–1 2014 Football League Cup Final loss on March 2, 2014.

Borini scored the game-winning goal in Sunderland's 2–1 triumph away at Chelsea on April 19, inflicting José Mourinho's first ever home league loss as manager of the club. His parent club Liverpool remained two points ahead of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League standings as a consequence of the defeat.

Borini was awarded Sunderland's "Young Player of the Year" a few days later. Borini scored another penalty on April 27, his second of the season, in a 4–0 home triumph against Cardiff City, lifting Sunderland out of the relegation zone.

He scored in a 2–0 victory against West Bromwich Albion on May 7th, ensuring the team's survival in the Premier League. On the last day of the season, he scored the sole goal for Sunderland in a 1–3 loss to Swansea.

A notable

fact about Fabio Borini

is that he scored in a 4–0 friendly triumph against Shamrock Rovers at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on May 14, 2014, in his first outing after returning from Sunderland.

Following a hard fall during the preseason, he was pulled after 12 minutes in a 1–0 friendly loss to Roma at Fenway Park on July 24, 2014. Borini needed treatment, but Rodgers said the damage was not severe.

It was revealed that Liverpool had accepted a £14 million deal from

Sunderland

, but he refused to join them, preferring to compete for a spot in the Liverpool first team.

Borini was sent off for two yellow cards in a 2–2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on December 21, 2014, after only playing 16 minutes as a substitute. The second was for a high tackle on Santi Cazorla that ripped through the Arsenal player's jersey.

In a 2–0 victory against Aston Villa on January 17, 2015, he scored his second Premier League goal for Liverpool following a cross by Jordan Henderson.

Sunderland

A notable fact about Fabio Borini is that he signed a four-year contract with Sunderland on August 31, 2015, for a reported sum of £8 million, with a possible increase to £10 million. Borini scored his first goal of the season in a 3–1 away loss to Chelsea after battling for form and fitness.

Borini scored a stoppage time equalizer as Sunderland drew 2–2 with

Crystal Palace

at home on March 1, 2016. The shot was dubbed "goal of the season" by manager Sam Allardyce.

Borini scored from the penalty spot in a critical 0–3 away win against fellow strugglers Norwich on April 15, 2016, bringing Sunderland to within one point of safety.

Borini scored to tie the score at 2–2 in a home encounter against Chelsea on May 7, 2016, in a match that Sunderland went on to win 3–2 thanks to a Jermain Defoe strike three minutes later, lifting them out of the relegation zone. Sunderland's survival was secured later that week with a 3–0 win against Everton.

Borini started the opening game of the season for Sunderland against Manchester City. He tore his ligament when taking a free kick in a 1–1 tie with Southampton on August 27, 2016, and was afterwards replaced.

He was sidelined for three months owing to the injury. On the 14th of December, he returned to the starting lineup in a 1–0 defeat to Chelsea.

On December 26, he scored his first goal of the season, a last-minute winner against Manchester United. A last-minute equalizer against West Ham United was his second goal of the season. He scored the game's first goal barely two minutes after entering the game.

As Sunderland ended bottom of the league and was relegated, he scored two goals in 26 appearances in all competitions.

Milan

A notable fact about Fabio Borini is that he joined Serie A club Milan on loan with an option to purchase on June 30, 2017. He made his debut against FC Lugano in a friendly match on July 11th.

On July 27, he made his first appearance for Milan in a 1–0 away victory against CS U Craiova in the first leg of Milan's Europa League third-round qualifier.

On August 17, he scored his first goal for Milan in a 6–0 Europa League play-off triumph against Shkndija. He had two assists in a 3–2 Europa League win at home against Rijeka on September 28.

Borini will join Milan permanently on July 1, 2018, according to Sunderland's announcement on June 7, 2018.

Verona

He signed a contract with Verona until the conclusion of the 2019–20 season on January 14, 2020. He made his debut appearance five days later against Bologna, scoring the equalizing goal for his club.

Fatih Karagümrük

Borini joined Fatih Karagümrük of the Süper Lig on December 15, 2020. Borini had a fantastic start with the club, scoring many goals, notably a right-footed curling effort into the top corner in a 2–1 defeat to Fenerbahçe on February 13th.

Fabio Borini international career

Fabio Borini made his debut with the Italy U-21 team on November 13, 2009, in a 2–0 defeat to Hungary. Borini was appointed Italy's captain at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2010. In a friendly match against Germany on March 29, 2011, he scored his first goal for the U21 squad.

Borini was called up to the senior national squad by Cesare Prandelli on February 26, 2012. He made his debut against the United States in a friendly match on February 29, 2012. He was included to the Italian team for the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament, however he did not play.

He was named to Italy's U-21 team for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Israel in May 2013.

He scored the winning goal in the competition's semi-finals against the Netherlands on June 15, 2013, and a consolation goal in the final against Spain on June 15, 2013. He was named to UEFA's official team of the tournament after the competition was completed.

Borini was included to Italy's preliminary 28-man training squad ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 in May 2016.

Fabio Borini style of play

Borini, who was formerly considered one of the most promising young Italian strikers of his time, was ranked one of the finest players born after 1991 by Don Balón in 2012.

Borini is a fast, agile, and industrious striker with strong technique, movement off the ball, and a decent shot; he can also play as a winger or a supporting striker.

He was a versatile player who was deployed by both Vincenzo Montella and

Gennaro Gattuso

in more defensive positions such as an offensive wing-back or wide midfielder in a 3–5–2 system or even as a full-back in a 4–3–3 formation on either side of the pitch during his tenure at A.C. Milan.

However, his preferred position is as a supporting striker in a 4–4–2 system. Borini had numerous appearances in a new position under his Milan coach Marco Giampaolo during the 2019–20 season, which saw him used as a right-sided, offensive-minded center midfielder in a 4–3–1–2 system, known as the "mezzala" role in Italian football parlance.

Some more facts about Fabio Borini:

An important fact about Fabio Borini is that he was loaned to Swansea City until the end of the 2010/2011 season on March 17, 2011, where his former Chelsea youth coach Brendan Rodgers worked. Borini began his loan with two goals for Nottingham Forest.

On April 9, 2011, he scored the game's first goal, a free kick, against

Norwich City

. Swansea triumphed 3-0. Turf Moor scored another goal against Burnley, but his team lost 1: 2. He added two more goals in a 4-1 win over Ipswich Town.

Borini confirmed on May 18, 2011, that he would not return to Chelsea at the end of his loan. He stated that he would make a decision on his future after the final match of the playoffs for promotion to the Premier League. In the final, he won a penalty kick, giving the team a 4-2 victory and securing his promotion to the Premier League.

He signed a five-year contract with Parma on July 2, 2011. Parma compensated Chelsea with 360,000 euros.

Borini was loaned to Roma for EUR 1.25 million on August 31, 2011. Roma had the option to repurchase the property for 7 million euros. He made his Roma debut in the 2-1 loss to Cagliari Calcio in the 80th minute, replacing Pablo Osvald.

A week later, he started from the start for Inter at San Siro. The new team's first goal came in an away game against Genoa.

He scored a goal against Fiorentina in the Italian Cup game, which the Romans won 3-0. The second league goal came in a 5-1 victory over Cesena. On February 5, 2012, he scored two goals in Roma's 4-0 win over Inter.

Roma paid 2.3 million euros for 50% of Borini's playing card on January 23, 2012. Roma purchased the second half on June 23, 2012, for 5.3 million euros.

He signed a five-year contract with Liverpool on July 13, 2012. The transfer was worth EUR 13.3 million. On August 9, in his first game for The Reds at Anfield, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Europa League second leg against FK Gomel.

He injured his foot in a match against Manchester United in October 2012, and he was out of the game by January. On January 13, 2013, he returned to the field in a match against Manchester United, replacing Raheem Sterling in the second half.

After colliding with

Swansea City

footballer Kyle Bartley on February 17, 2013, he dislocated his shoulder. Initially, it was assumed that he would have to take a break until the end of the season.

However, he returned to the game on April 27, 2013, when he came on in the 72nd minute of a match against Newcastle United and scored his first league goal for Liverpool. On August 31, 2015, he joined Sunderland, with whom he signed a four-year contract.

An important fact about Fabio Borini is that he made his national team debut in the under-16 team in September 2006. He later played for the U-17, U-19, and U-21 teams. He made his debut in the latter on November 13, 2009, against Hungary. Four days later, he participated in a meeting with his Luxembourg counterparts.

In a match against the United States in February 2012, he made his adult national team debut. He finished second with the senior national team of Italy at Euro 2012, despite not playing any games.

A year later, he competed in Euro U-21, where he also reached the final with the Azzurini team, but this time the Spanish representatives were superior (Borini scored one of the goals).

Fabio Borini social media

Regarding

Fabio Borini social media

, it should be mentioned that he has an Instagram page (

@fabh29

) with 295k followers. On the page, we can see various pictures of him along with his fans and family.

Fabio Borini body measurements

Speaking about

Fabio Borini body measurements

, it should be mentioned that the player is 180cm and 74kg.

Fabio Borini net worth and salary

Fabio Borini's net worth

is estimated to be around $9 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.

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