Date of birth 27 October 1992 (age 18)
Place of birth Savona, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Current club Padova
Youth Career 2006–2010 "Genoa"
2008– Genoa 3 (0)
2010– → Padova (loan) 25 (7)
2008–2009 Italy U-17 15 (1)
2010– Italy U-19 2 (1)
Stephan El Shaarawy (born 27 October 1992 in Savona, Italy) is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Padova, on loan from Genoa. El Shaarawy is product of Genoa's youth system and is a versatile attacking midfielder. His main assets are his blistering pace and ability to unlock opposing teams with his trickery and clever passing.
Born in Savona to an Egyptian father and an Italian mother, El Shaarawy joined regional Serie A club Genoa when he was thirteen. On 21 December 2008, at the age of 16, he made his first team debut, playing ten minutes in a Serie A away match against Chievo. It would be his only appearance of the season although he did make the bench for a string of games.
On June 2010 he was loaned out to Padova for the 2010–11 Serie B season.
He made his Italy U-17 debut in October 2008 and played at both the 2009 UEFA U-17 Euro and the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.