Stephan El Shaarawy was born on the 27th of October 1992 in Savona, Italy. He has a n Egyptian father and an Italian mother. He his nicknamed the Pharoah by his fans. At the age of 13 El Shaarawy joined local club Genoa. He made his debut at the age of 16 and 55 days. He became the leagues fourth youngest ever player. El Shaarawy is considered to be one of the club's most important attacking players.
In 2011 he joined Serie A giants AC Milan. He made his debut in a 3-1 loss to Napoli. He scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 draw against Udinese. in the 2012-13 season El Shaarawy cemented a starting position at the club where he was prolific netting goals in very few matches.
El Shaarawy has played for Italy U-16, U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-21 youth levels before making his senior debut in 2012 against England and scored his first for his country against France in November 2012.