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Fabio Borini | Forward

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/29/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 161

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Fabio Borini may have played his final game in a Liverpool shirt after the Italian striker was sent-off for two bookable offences following his introduction during Sundays’ last gasp draw with Arsenal at Anfield.
A frustrated Borini cut a forlorn figure as he trudged off after a high challenge on Santi Cazorla left referee Michael Oliver with no option after he had been booked moments earlier for dissent. Borini rejected summer moves to both Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers to "fight for his place" but it is evident that the player does not feature in Brendan Rodgers’ long-term plans having only started one league game this season. Despite the stuttering and out-of-form Mario Balotelli and the disappointing Lazar Markovic Borini has been continuously overlooked and with Raheem Sterling also staking a claim for a place up front the forward may look elsewhere during the January transfer window. Dec 22 - 8:10 AM
Source: Metro


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Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has indicated that a move for Liverpool striker Fabio Borini could still be on after confirming talks between the two clubs.

Sunderland agreed a fee with Liverpool two weeks ago and the club were keen to sell, but Borini himself decided he wanted to stay at Anfield, much to Poyet's frustration. It now appears negotiations are back on, and if Brendan Rodgers were to make it clear to Borini that he doesn't feature in his plans for the season ahead, then the 23-year-old striker may feel he has no option but to take the deal on offer at the Stadium of Light.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 31 - 5:46 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has confirmed that the club have reached an agreement with Liverpool over the sale of striker Fabio Borini.

Borini played an important role on loan at Sunderland last season, scoring some vital goals in the run-in as the Black Cats escape relegation, and had stated he was looking forward to taking that form back to Liverpool. However, despite Luis Suarez's sale the 23-year-old would still find himself behind Daniel Sturridge, Ricky Lambert and the incoming Loic Remy, so the next best option for Borini would be to return to the Stadium of Light. Manager Gus Poyet has confirmed a fee has been agreed, reportedly £14million, and the club are now free to discuss personal terms with the player.
Source: Sky Sports
Jul 20 - 4:19 AM

Former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli came up big with a header to give Italy the lead early in the 2nd half which proved to be the game winning goal in a 1-2 win for the Azzurri.

Balotelli beat former club teammate Joe Hart and defender Gary Cahill to the far post and showed his physical prowess to deliver the goal. The Italians were especially dominant attacking down the right as they exploited England time after time. They are in the driver's seat now to top their group.
Jun 14 - 8:16 PM

Italy XI: Sirigu; Chiellini, Barzagli, Paletta, Darmian; De Rossi; Verratti, Pirlo, Marchisio; Candreva; Balotelli

The Italians' veteran #1 keeper Gianluigi Buffon came up with an ankle injury and is replaced by Sirigu. No current Premier Leaguers in the Italian side though Mario Balotelli is sure to recognize a few of his opponents.
Jun 14 - 3:36 PM

Sunderland did not put on a display that reflected recent performances as they looked a club content with avoiding relegation in a 1-3 loss to Swansea City.

The Black Cats looked destined for relegation for so long that it is understandable how they may not have been up for this one after securing top flight status for next season during midweek. Two Swansea goals in the first 15 minutes set the tone though Fabio Borini was able to add one more goal to his account before returning to Liverpool from his loan spell. In the 50th minute, he headed in an Adam Johnson corner, giving him seven for the season, including four in Sunderland's final five matches. The Black Cats may not be able to enjoy his services anymore but they do have optimism in young Connor Wickham who emerged as a major weapon during their late season flourish.
May 11 - 1:09 PM

Crystal Palace remain three points clear of fellow Premier League strugglers Sunderland after a goalless draw at a windy Stadium of Light.

In difficult conditions, Fabio Borini went closest to breaking the deadlock for Sunderland when his second-half shot struck the post, while Palace's Kagisho Dikgacoi had his side's best chance but smashed his shot wide when it seemed easier to score. Both sides remain deep in trouble, but Palace will be the happier of the two after securing a point away from home against a relegation rival.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 15 - 3:03 PM

Sunderland beat Manchester United 2-1 in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg.

It was only the first leg of this tie, but Sunderland handed Manchester United their third defeat in a row in all competitions, the first time this has happened since 2001. Ryan Giggs' own goal in first-half injury time had put Sunderland ahead but Nemanja Vidic levelled in the second half. Fabio Borini's penalty won the game after Tom Cleverley was penalised for a challenge on Adam Johnson, and David Moyes is now officially under pressure. Gus Poyet will be delighted and must hope this form can be carried in to the weekend as the Black Cats face a huge match at Fulham.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 7 - 6:35 PM

Fabio Borini collapsed during halftime of the Cardiff City - Sunderland game and was taken to the hospital but the illness is not considered serious.

There is no word on whether Borini will be able to return for Sunderland's match on New Years Day but it definitely sounds like it's nothing serious and he should be back fairly soon. Steven Fletcher came on for Borini and scored a second half goal that inspired Sunderland to a comeback.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Fabio Borini made the crowd erupt at the Stadium of Light with a late game winning goal, as Sunderland earn their first victory of the season, defeating Newcastle 2-1.

It was a confident blast 20 yards out from Borini, who was teed up by Jozy Altidore for the game winner. The Black Cats took an early lead on a goal from Steven Fletcher, but supporters were biting their nails after Newcastle leveled the game early in the 2nd half. With time winding down, the on-loan from Liverpool Borini sent fans hope happy. Borini is nothing more than an impact sub up until now, and until further notice, should remain off fantasy radars.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Sunderland have completed a deadline-day season-long loan deal for Liverpool forward Fabio Borini.

Borini has struggled badly with injuries since joining Liverpool for £10million last summer and was unlikely to force his way in to the starting XI this season, so a season on loan makes sense for all parties. Sunderland will be pleased to have secured another forward option, although Borini may not walk straight in to the team with Steven Fletcher, Jozy Altidore and Connor Wickham already at the club.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 05:11:00 PM