Stephan Kareem El Shaarawy (Arabic: ستيفان كريم الشعراوي; born 27 October 1992), is an Italian professional footballer, who plays as a striker for Serie A club Milan and the Italy national team. He is nicknamed Il Faraone (The Pharaoh). El Shaarawy started his career at Genoa, and was signed by Milan due to a successful loan at Padova. He has become a key player for Milan since the move of Zlatan Ibrahimović to Paris Saint-Germain. In 2012, El Shaarawy was listed 52nd in The 100 best footballers in the world by The Guardian.