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Mario Balotelli Biography & Latest News

Mario Balotelli Biography

Mario Barwuah Balotelli is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City and the Italy national team. He started his professional football career at Lumezzane making his first team debut in a Serie C1 league match against Padova. Balotelli was signed by Internazionale in 2006 on loan with a pre-set price of €150,000 to co-own the player. On 8 November 2007, as part of Sheffield FC's 150th anniversary celebrations, Balotelli featured in a friendly between the two sides at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane. The game finished 5–2 to Inter, with Balotelli scoring twice. Balotelli gained national attention after he scored two goals against Juventus in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals. His first Serie A goal then came in April 2008 in a 2–0 away win against Atalanta. In November 2008 Balotelli became the youngest Inter player to score in the Champions League when he scored a goal in a 3–3 draw against Anorthosis Famagusta. After a public fallout with Jose Mourinho, Balotelli transferred to Manchester City on 12 August 2010 for €22 million. On 21 December 2010 Balotelli won the Golden Boy Award. During his time with Manchester City, he has made 46 appearances and scored 20 goals.

Mario Balotelli Latest News & Articles

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Mario Balotelli promises to fly a helicopter over Nice if they win Ligue 1

Nice currently hold a 3 point lead atop Ligue 1.

Mario Balotelli ressurrects his career at Nice but will it last?

Balotelli looks focused on the job at hand as he looks set to finally match his potential but he has much to do before getting to his best.

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Ever think about the story's behind these footballers famous goal celebrations?

Mario Balotelli wants ex-teammate Mamadou Sakho with him at Nice

Mamadou Sakho's antiques off the pitch and his questionable attitude has forced Klopp to leave him out of the first team.

Ex-Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli says Luis Suarez should win Ballon d'Or

Mario Balotelli believes former Liverpool star Luis Suarez should win the Ballon d'Or.

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Michael Owen's one-liners in commentary have been ridiculed and made fun of on social media.

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Footballers are smart on the field, but off the field, there are a few that have done the dumbest things you can ever imagine.

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Footballers as Sins, what's not to like?

Fake FB Wall: Lionel Messi trolls Pep Guardiola after 4-0 demolition of Manchester City

Lionel Messi continues trolling Pep Guardiola and his team on Facebook following his splendid hat-trick against Manchester City.

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Find out if your favourite club has what it takes to be a Hogwarts house.

Mario Balotelli accuses Jurgen Klopp of not knowing him at Liverpool

The Italian was let for free this summer by Jurgen Klopp.

Mario Balotelli crashes Mino Raiola's Bentley after scoring a brace

The Italian is at it again, and this time, his agent Mino Raiola is at the receiving end as the striker damages his agent's car.
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