Stephan El Shaarawy is Italian footballer widely regarded as one of the greatest players of modern generation. He plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Monaco on loan from Milan and the Italy national team. He made his senior international debut in August 2012 and represented Italy at the 2013 FIFA Cofederations Cup where they won the third place. He is considered as the fourth youngest player in the history of Serie A.
He began his career at Genoa, less than two months after his sixteenth birthday.
He grew up in Savona, Italy.