Mario Balotelli

Italian Footballer

Mario Barwuah Balotelli is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Milan and the Italian national team. He started his professional football career at Lumezzane and played for the first team twice before having an unsuccessful trial at FC Barcelona, and subsequently joining Internazionale in 2007. Inter manager Roberto Mancini brought Balotelli into the first team, but when Mancini left, Balotelli's disciplinary record fell away.… Read More

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  • Mario Who? Nice Shrug Off Balotelli Injury
    Yahoo News - Oct 23, 2016
  • Roberto Mancini Lifts Lid On Training Ground Spat Which Called Time On Mario Balotelli's City Career
    Yahoo News - Oct 14, 2016
  • Favre Keeps Nice Grounded Despite Flying Start
    Yahoo News - Oct 13, 2016
  • Balotelli Has Red Card Overturned
    Yahoo News - Oct 06, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mario Balotelli.


1990 Birth Born on August 12, 1990.
1993 2 Years Old In 1993, when he was three, Balotelli was placed in foster care to the Balotelli family when his own family was unable to pay for his health care needs. … Read More


2006 - 2007 5 More Events
His first Serie A goal then came in April 2008 in a 2–0 away win against Atalanta. … Read More
…  He had a strained relationship with new manager José Mourinho and was suspended from Inter's first team in January 2009 after a number of disciplinary problems. … Read More
In March 2010 he came under heavy criticism from fans after he publicly sported an A.C. Milan (Inter's cross-town rivals) jersey on the Italian show Striscia la Notizia. … Read More


Despite this success Balotelli still had disciplinary problems, and in March 2011 he was sent off in the second-leg of Manchester City's Europa League draw with Dynamo Kyiv.
On 22 January 2012, Balotelli came on as a substitute during a match against Tottenham Hotspur. … Read More
On 29 January 2013, A.C. Milan's organising director Umberto Gandini announced that the team had agreed a deal to sign Balotelli from Manchester City on a four-and-a-half year deal rumoured to be worth €20 million plus bonuses and add-ons. … Read More
On 1 June 2014, Balotelli was selected in Italy's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. … Read More
Balotelli's first Premier League goal for Liverpool came on his 13th appearance, on 10 February 2015, an 83rd-minute winner in a 3 - 2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, nine minutes after replacing Daniel Sturridge. … Read More
He returned to action, coming on as a substitute on 17 January 2016 in a 2–0 home win over Fiorentina; before scoring the lone goal from the penalty spot nine days later during the first semi final leg of the Coppa Italia against Alessandria, as he helped Milan reach the final of the tournament. … Read More
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