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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

Balotelli will be back to light up the Premier League, says agent Mino Raiola

According to his agent, it's just a matter of time before Balotelli is back in the Premier League.

Transfer Rumour: Liverpool head to head against Tottenham Hotspur for River Plate forward Lucas Alario

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are keeping close tabs on River Plate forward Lucas Alario.

Complete list of all Golden Boy winners (2003-2015)

Rafael van der Vaart was the first ever Golden Boy award winner in 2003

5 star players from the gameweek and roundup of Europe's top five leagues

A look at the 5 star players from around Europe who shone for their sides this weekend.

Mario Balotelli failed at Liverpool because of jealous Steven Gerrard says El Hadji Diouf

It is not surprising to see the player come out in support of Balotelli, given Diouf's bad relationship with Gerrard in the past.

Why Mario Balotelli could not pick his favoured no.45 shirt at Nice

Balotelli has worn no.45 at Inter, Manchester City, AC Milan and Liverpool
Striker Balotelli scores twice on Nice debut

EPL 2016-17: Mario Balotelli says joining Liverpool was the worst mistake of his life

Mario Balotelli scored twice for Nice in his debut game for the French club.

Ligue 1 2016-17: Mario Balotelli scores twice on Nice debut

Former Liverpool player Mario Balotelli had a dream start to his Ligue 1 career after he scored twice on his debut.

10 memorable Manchester derby moments

A walk down memory lane ahead of the latest Manchester derby.

Mario Balotelli hits back at Jamie Carragher after Liverpool legend ridiculed his free transfer to Nice

Carragher had sarcastically said Nice had 'paid over the odds' for Balotelli even though they signed him for free

EPL 2016-17: Mino Raiola blasts Jurgen Klopp over treatment of Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli's agent also stated that the striker could add gloss to Ligue 1 after the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Liverpool Transfer Rumour: Mario Balotelli on the verge of move to Ligue 1 side Nice

Is Mario Balotelli's Liverpool nightmare finally about to end?

Liverpool transfer news: Mario Balotelli in talks with OGC Nice

The Liverpool striker has flown to France for negotiating a transfer move to OGC Nice. The player's contract with the Reds ends in 2017.

Transfer news and rumours of the day: 24th August, 2016

Could Mario Balotelli be playing for another Premier League club?
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