|Full Name : Fabio Borini
Date Of Birth: 29 March 1991
Place of Birth: Bentivoglio, Italy
Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Current Club: Roma
National Debut: 2012
Caps: 1 (0)
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.
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. Borini scored against Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup. On 1 September 2009, he was added to Carlo Ancelotti's 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. His full debut came against Queens Park Rangers in the League Cup third round. 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. 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. Borini underwent a hernia operation which put him out of action for quite some time.
Captain Borini scored five times to bring Chelsea Reserves back from 3–0, against West Bromwich Albion Reserves on 20 October 2010. Chelsea Reserves won the match 5–4.
Swansea City loan
On 17 March 2011, Borini joined Championship side Swansea City on loan until the end of the 2010–11 season. He linked up with his former Chelsea youth team boss Brendan Rodgers. Borini began his loan spell with the Swans by scoring a brace against Nottingham Forest. On 9 April 2011, he opened the scoring against Norwich City, with a free kick in a match which the Swans went on to win 3–0. He scored again during the Swans 2–1 loss to Burnley at Turf Moor and bagged another brace during the 4–1 defeat of Ipswich Town at the Liberty Stadium.
On 18 May 2011, Borini confirmed that he would not be coming back to Chelsea at the end of his loan spell with Swansea. He insisted he would not make a decision on his future until after the Championship play-off final. In the Championship play-off final Borini won the penalty which secured a 4–2 lead and a return to English football's top flight for the Swans.
It emerged in the days following the play-off final that Borini had signed a pre-contract agreement with Italian Serie A team Parma, in his home region of Emilia-Romagna before he had even joined Swansea on loan.
According to his agent, Marco de Marchi, Borini has secured a five year contract with the club. Parma confirmed the deal on 2 July 2011.
On 31 August 2011, Borini signed for Italian club Roma on loan for €1.7m, with an option to buy for €7m. He made his first official appearance for Roma in the 2–1 loss at home to Cagliari, replacing Pablo Osvaldo in the 80th minute. The following week, he made his first start against Inter in the 0–0 draw at the San Siro. He scored his first goal with his new team in the 2–1 away loss against Genoa. He then scored his first goal in the Coppa Italia against Fiorentina in Roma's 3–0 victory. Borini scored his second goal as a Roma player against Cesena in Roma's 5–1 victory. Borini was bought outright from Parma on a co-ownership deal for €4.7m on 23 January 2012. On 5 February, he scored two goals against Inter, Roma won 4–0. He scored equaliser in a derby against Lazio, and he scored a winner against Palermo on 12 March.
On 13 November 2009, he made his debut with the Italy U-21 squad in a 2–0 loss against Hungary. Borini was named captain of the Italian team for the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, although they exited the tournament in the group stage without scoring a single goal. On 29 March 2011 he scored his first goal for the U21 team in a friendly game against Germany.
On 26 February 2012, Borini was called up to the senior national team by head coach Cesare Prandelli. He made his debut on 29 February 2012, in the friendly match lost 1–0 against the United States. Borini was included in a 23 man squad for Euro 2012.