Stephan El Shaarawy and Mario Balotelli.
4 facts about Stephan El Shaarawy on “Forza Milan” magazine.
- 20 years and 204 days old. It’s the age Stephan El Shaarawy will have in 19th May 2013, the last matchday of Serie A. If the Pharaoh will keep playing like this, he could be the red and black top goalscorer in the end of the season. A really young goalscorer.
- A record? Almost. Because in AC Milan of Berlusconi Age there was an even younger goalscorer. And we don’t need to go far: he’s Alexandre Pato, who in 2008-09 scored 18 goals becoming the most prolific red and black at only 19 years and 271 days old. So on, the potential goalscorer El Shaarawy in the end of the year could be in the second place of this list, overtaking Gastone Bean (17 goals in 1956-57 at 20 years and 317 days old), Josè Altafini (32 goals in 1958-59 at 20 years and 325 days old) and Pierino Prati (22 goals in 1967-68 at 21 years and 199 days old).
- El Shaarawy is a modern goalscorer who moves in all the forward line, who quickly matured: “Both in behavioural and mental side he’s a lot different from his contemporaries. He has always shown more years than how many his identity card says”, underlined at tuttomercatoweb.com Alessandro Dal Canto, the coach who made him in Padua.
- “When we worked together, he had some trouble because of his not-yet-finished growth. Instead today he grew even on muscular level” added Del Canto, who graduated last July in coaches’ course in Coverciano with top grades. The same the Pharaoh deserve, the new idol of red and black supporters.