Mauro Emanuel Icardi is an Argentine professional football player. He was born on 19 February 1993 in Rosario, Argentina. He mainly plays the role of a striker, currently for the club Inter Milan. He started being part of the national side from 2012.
Icardi started his football career by playing for local side Vecindario in Gran Canaria and scored over 500 goals in their youth categories. He was with Barcelona from 2008 to 2011.
Icardi debuted for the Argentina U20s against Germany at Commerzbank-Arena, and he further played in the L'Alcúdia Tournament, held in Valencia, Spain and his first goal came with the team on 19 August part of the team’s 2–0 win over Japan.
He played 5 matches for the team and scored three goals till 2013 when he finally got into the senior team.
He debuted for the senior team on 15th October 2013 in FIFA World Cup qualifier against Uruguay which was a 2–3 loss for his team. He has played four games for the national team.
He has been repeatedly discarded from the team, be it in the 2016 Summer Olympics or the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Brazil and Colombia in November.
In his youth during 2002–2008 he started his career in Vecindario, then in 2008–2011 he moved to Barcelona and in 2011 he moved to Sampdoria where he played for one year.
On 11th January 2011 Sampdoria got Icardi on loan and After six-month the Italian club bought Icardi for €400,000 in July, signing a three-year deal. In the first season, he scored 19 goals in the reserve league Group A.
He made his first-team debut on 12 May 2012 in the 75th minute of the match against Juve Stabia. Icardi scored his first goal On 12 November in the Serie A in the Derby della Lanterna against Genoa.
By late April 2013 it became public that Icardi would join Internazionale. On 16th July 2013 he was finally transferred to Internazionale for €6.5 million for 50% registration rights. Icardi made his Inter official debut on 25th August 2013 as a second-half substitute in a 2–0 win over Genoa.
In Inter's first match of the 2014-15 season held against Iceland's Stjarnan on 20 August 2014 for first leg of play-off round of the 2014–15 Europa League Icardi opened the 3–0 away win. In the 2015–16 season he served as the Captain of Inter. He scored his first goal of the 2016–17 season in August during the 1–1 draw against Palermo at home.
He scored two goals in the opening matchday against Fiorentina in the 2017–18 season.