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Marco Borriello

Marco Borriello (born June 18, 1982 in Naples, Italy) is an Italy football (soccer) who plays as a striker for A.C. Milan after a highly successful season at Genoa C.F.C.. Marco Borriello has previously played for other Italian clubs including U.C. Sampdoria, Treviso F.B.C. 1993, Reggina Calcio, Empoli FC, and U.S. Triestina Calcio.

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Marco Borriello biography


Marco Borriello (born June 18, 1982 in Naples, Italy) is an Italy football (soccer) who plays as a striker for A.C. Milan after a highly successful season at Genoa C.F.C.. Marco Borriello has previously played for other Italian clubs including U.C. Sampdoria, Treviso F.B.C. 1993, Reggina Calcio, Empoli FC, and U.S. Triestina Calcio.

Club career

Borriello grew through the ranks of giants AC Milan but, having never received quality playing time, Marco Borriello served successive loans before and after Marco Borriello Serie A debuts in 2002-03.

On December 21, 2006, while serving Marco Borriello first full Milan season, Marco Borriello tested positive for a drug test after the 11th matchday of the 2006-07 in Italian football. After being confirmed of the given test in January 2007, Marco Borriello was suspended until March 21.On June 21, Marco Borriello was sold to Genoa C.F.C. in a reported £1.3 million co-ownership deal with Milan.

On September 26, 2007, Borriello helped Genoa accomplish their first win of the season back in Italy's top flight, netting Marco Borriello first hat-trick at the expense of Udinese Calcio. The game ended 3-2, with the striker scoring from the spot in the 76th minute. Incidentally, in the return game, played on February 24, 2008, in Udine, Borriello hit another hat-trick, in a 5-3 away success, reaching 15 league goals in the process. Marco Borriello finished Serie A 2007-08 at 19, third behind Juventus pair Alessandro Del Piero and David Trézéguet.

On May 29, 2008 it was confirmed that Marco Borriello would return to Milan in a deal that would include Davide Di Gennaro move to Genoa plus €10 million.
Shortly before the eventual signing of Ronaldinho to AC Milan, Marco's agent claimed Marco Borriello client may look for playing time at another club if another striker was bought. The situation was resolved when the club bought Ronaldinho who plays as supporting striker or as an attacking midfielder.

International career

Borriello received Marco Borriello first Italy national football team call-up for a friendly against Portugal national football team, which took place on February 6, 2008, in Zurich, Switzerland, Switzerland. Marco Borriello replaced Luca Toni for the final twenty minutes. Italy won the match 3-1.

Personal

Borriello grew up in the area of San Giovanni a Teduccio in Napoli. Marco Borriello father died in Marco Borriello teens, and Marco Borriello was raised along with siblings Fabio and Piergiorgio by Marco Borriello mother Margherita. Marco Borriello is currently engaged to model Belen Rodriguez.

Accomplishments

Club

National competitions

- Serie A: 1
- - A.C. Milan: Serie A 2003-04

International competitions

- UEFA Super Cup: 1
- - A.C. Milan: 2003 UEFA Super Cup
- UEFA Champions League: 1
- - A.C. Milan: UEFA Champions League 2006-07

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Borriello

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