Diego Borghini (born 4 March 1997) is an Italian football player. He plays for Arezzo.

Diego Borghini
Personal information
Date of birth (1997-03-04) 4 March 1997 (age 22)
Place of birth Livorno, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Arezzo
Number 5
Youth career
0000–2016 Empoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Empoli 0 (0)
2016–2017Tuttocuoio (loan) 14 (1)
2017–2018Gavorrano (loan) 25 (0)
2018– Arezzo 15 (3)
National team
2014–2015 Italy U-18 8 (1)
2015 Italy U-19 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2019

Club careerEdit

EmpoliEdit

Born in Livorno, Borghini was a youth exponent from Empoli. Here he played 55 matches and scoring 2 goals for their U-19 team. On 31 January 2015 he received his first call-up on the bench in a match against Roma in Serie A, however he remained an unused substitute.[1]

Loan to TuttocuoioEdit

On 12 July 2016, Borghini was signed by Serie C side Tuttucuoio on a season-long loan deal. On 31 July, Borghini made his debut for Tuttocuoio in a 3–2 away defeat, after extra-time, against Casertana in the first round of Coppa Italia, he played the entire match.[2] On 28 August he made his Serie C debut for Tuttocuoio in a 2–2 away draw against Prato, he played the entire match.[3] On 31 October, Borghini scored his first professional goal in the 93rd minute of a 2–1 away win over Pontedera.[4] On 21 May he was send off with a double yellow card in the 90th minute of a 2–2 home draw against Prato.[5] Borghini ended his loan to Tuttocuoio with 16 appearances, including 14 as a starter, and 1 assist, but the team was relegated in Serie D.[6]

Loan to GavorranoEdit

On 17 July 2017, Borghini was signed by Serie C club Gavorrano on a season-long loan deal. On 27 August he made his Serie C debut for Gavorrano as a substitute replacing Manuele Malotti in the 77th minute of a 2–1 away defeat against Livorno.[7] On 24 September he played his first match as a starter for Gavorrano, a 1–0 away defeat against Prato.[8] On 8 November, Borghini played his first entire match for Gavorrano, a 0–0 home draw against Arezzo.[9] Borghini ended his season-long loan to Gavorrano with 27 appearances, but Gavorrano was relegated in Serie D.[6]

ArezzoEdit

On 30 August 2018, Borghini joined to Serie C club Arezzo with an undisclosed fee.[10] On 25 September he made his debut as a substitute replacing Carlo Pelagatti in the 60th minute of a 0–0 away draw against Pisa.[11] On 11 November, Borghini played his first entire match for Arezzo, a 2–2 away draw against Novara.[12] On 27 April 2019 he scored his first goal for the club in the 49th minute of a 2–0 home win over Gozzano.[13] One week later, on 4 May he scored the second goal in the third minute of a 3–0 away win over Pistoiese.[14] On 4 August 2019, Borghini played his first match in Coppa Italia for Arezzo, a 1–0 home win over Turris in the first round, and one week later he scored his first goal in this competition in the 10th minute of a 4–3 away defeat against Crotone in the second round.[15][16]

International careerEdit

Borghini represented Italy at Under 18 and Under 19 level. On 19 August 2014, Borghini made his debut at U-18 level and scored his first goal in the 52nd minute of a 2–1 away win over Norway U-18. On 4 March 2015 he played his first and only entire match for Italy U-18, a 4–0 away win over Hungary U-18, six months later, on 12 August, Borghini made his debut at U-19 level as a substitute replacing Federico Dimarco in the 83rd minute of a 2–1 away win over Croatia U-18. On 3 September he played his first entire match for Italy U-19, a 0–0 home draw against Netherlands U-19 and one month later, on 10 September, Borghini played his first competitive international match, a 3–2 home win over North Macedonia U-19 in the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 25 October 2019
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tuttocuoio (loan) 2016–17 Serie C 14 1 1 0 1[a] 0 16 1
Gavorrano (loan) 2017–18 Serie C 25 0 0 0 2[a] 0 27 0
Arezzo 2018–19 Serie C 11 2 0 0 1[b] 0 12 2
2019–20 Serie C 4 1 2 1 6 2
Career total 54 4 3 1 4 0 61 5
  1. ^ a b All appearance(s) in Serie C play-out.
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in Serie C play-off.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Roma vs. Empoli - 31 January 2015 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  2. ^ "Casertana vs. Tuttocuoio - 31 July 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  3. ^ "Game Report by Soccerway". Soccerway.
  4. ^ "Pontedera vs. Tuttocuoio - 31 October 2016 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  5. ^ "Tuttocuoio vs. Prato - 21 May 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  6. ^ a b "Italy - D. Borghini - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  7. ^ "Livorno vs. Gavorrano - 27 August 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  8. ^ "Prato vs. Gavorrano - 24 September 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  9. ^ "Gavorrano vs. Arezzo - 8 November 2017 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  10. ^ "UFFICIALE: Arezzo, preso Borghini. Ricci va alla Jesina - TUTTOmercatoWEB.com". Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  11. ^ "Pisa vs. Arezzo - 25 September 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  12. ^ "Novara vs. Arezzo - 11 November 2018 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  13. ^ "Arezzo vs. Gozzano - 27 April 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  14. ^ "Pistoiese vs. Arezzo - 4 May 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  15. ^ "Arezzo vs. Turris - 4 August 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.
  16. ^ "Crotone vs. Arezzo - 11 August 2019 - Soccerway". uk.soccerway.com. Retrieved 2019-08-26.

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