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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.

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Ligue 1 2016/17: 5 players who could move to the La Liga this summer
Ligue 1 2016/17: 5 players who could move to the La Liga this summer
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Football Leaks reveals financial secrets of top footballing personalities in the world
A new book, Football Leaks, has unravelled the financial secrets of the footballing world.
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 8th May 2017
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 8th May 2017
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Top 5 players available on a Bosman transfer this summer
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EPL 2016/17: Antonio Cassano believes Paul Pogba is overrated and lucky to have a good agent
EPL 2016/17: Antonio Cassano believes Paul Pogba is overrated and lucky to have a good agent
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Big-game Balotelli proving he can yet return to the very top
Big-game Balotelli proving he can yet return to the very top
After a difficult start to 2017, the Italy international is coming good for his club just when it seemed their title hopes were fading.
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5 footballers who are completely addicted to social media
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5 superstars omitted from their national teams for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers
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Mario Balotelli claims he almost joined Barcelona as a youngster
Mario Balotelli claims he almost joined Barcelona as a youngster
The Italian, who has featured for Liverpool, Inter and Milan, was close to moving to Spain as a teenager.
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5 most overrated strikers in world football
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Liverpool’s title drought: Can Jurgen Klopp bring the Holy Grail to Anfield?
Liverpool’s title drought: Can Jurgen Klopp bring the Holy Grail to Anfield?
The Reds have failed to win the title since the commencement of the Premier League era
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5 European teams who have surprised everyone this season
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Heaviest defeats faced by 5 legendary managers in club football
Heaviest defeats faced by 5 legendary managers in club football
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