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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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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
5 European teams who have surprised everyone this season
5 European teams who have surprised everyone this season
At the end of last season, we saw Leicester City win the Premier League, one of the biggest surprises in English football history.
How Monaco and Nice are breaking the monopoly in Ligue 1
How Monaco and Nice are breaking the monopoly in Ligue 1
Last year, a mighty PSG showing ended the title race in March - but this time, France is host to the most exciting title race in Europe.
Heaviest defeats faced by 5 legendary managers in club football
Heaviest defeats faced by 5 legendary managers in club football
Even the best of managers have seen their teams pull in the worst of results at times. Here's a list of biggest losses for a famous five.
5 awards that FIFA should be giving out
5 awards that FIFA should be giving out
With the annual FIFA Awards just around the corner, we look at five awards that FIFA should be handing out.
5 of the best international rivalries
5 of the best international rivalries
Flares. Fights. Chants. Controversies. The beautiful game has seen it all and more.
UFC News: Mario Balotelli says Conor Mcgregor must defeat Giorgio Petrosyan to become the 'champion of champions'
UFC News: Mario Balotelli says Conor Mcgregor must defeat Giorgio Petrosyan to become the 'champion of champions'
Mario Balotelli has an opponent for Conor McGregor!
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain vs OGC Nice - 3 key battles
Ligue 1: Paris Saint-Germain vs OGC Nice - 3 key battles
A look at the 3 player battles which fans will be surely looking forward to witnessing
EPL 2016/17: Mario Balotelli says he 'likes' Arsenal; confirms he'll never go back to Liverpool
EPL 2016/17: Mario Balotelli says he 'likes' Arsenal; confirms he'll never go back to Liverpool
The 26-year-old striker was signed by former Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers back in 2014.
Mario Balotelli's bizarre £1m bonus in Liverpool contract revealed
Mario Balotelli's bizarre £1m bonus in Liverpool contract revealed
Mario Balotelli could have pocketed some serious cash if he had maintained his discipline.
Scout report: Moise Kean - Profiling Juventus' wonderkid who is making all the headlines
Scout report: Moise Kean - Profiling Juventus' wonderkid who is making all the headlines
The 16-year-old is the first player born in this millennium to feature in any of Europe's top four leagues.
Nice back to top Ligue 1 after win at St-Etienne
Nice back to top Ligue 1 after win at St-Etienne
10 of the most powerful people in world football
10 of the most powerful people in world football
Football continues to evolve at a rapid pace, both on and off the field, these men will be responsible to uphold its spirit and integrity.
Mario Balotelli promises to fly a helicopter over Nice if they win Ligue 1
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?
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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