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Mario Balotelli

Footballer
Male
Born Aug 12, 1990
Age 24
Hometown Palermo
Net Worth $16.5 Million
Team Manchester City +...
Position Striker

Mario Barwuah Balotelli is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City 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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News + Updates

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  • The Ultimate Mario Balotelli World Cup Infographic
    USA Today - May 29, 2014
  • Balotelli's Blast Lifts Milan Over Bologna
    Fox News - Feb 14, 2014
  • Soccer Late Balotelli Penalty Gives Seedorf Winning Milan Start
    Yahoo News - Jan 19, 2014
  • Soccer Serie A Summaries
    Yahoo News - Jan 12, 2014

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1990 Birth Born on August 12, 1990.
As an infant, he had life-threatening complications with his intestines which led to a series of operations, although his condition had improved by 1992. … Read More

TEENAGE

2006 15 Years Old Having had an unsuccessful trial with Barcelona at the age of 15, Balotelli was signed by Internazionale in 2006 on loan with a pre-set price of €150,000 to co-own the player. … Read More
…  On 7 August 2007, five days before his 17th birthday, Balotelli received his first senior International call-up for Ghana from their coach Claude Le Roy for a friendly against Senegal at the New Den stadium in London, England, on 21 August 2007. … Read More
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 head coach 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

TWENTIES

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 Kiev.
On 22 January 2012, Balotelli came on as a substitute during a match against Tottenham Hotspur. … Read More
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