Mario Balotelli – Bio, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Married, Nationality, Age, Height, Wiki, Parents, Family, Transfer News, Teams Played, Kids

Mario Balotelli Barwuah professionally known as Mario Balotelli is an Italian professional football player who plays for Serie B club Monza as a striker. He started playing football for the youth team of Lumezzane in 2001 and played for the first team twice in the 2006-07 season. In 2006, he joined Inter Milan on loan with a pre-set price of €150,000 to co-own the player. By June 2007, he had completely joined hands with Inter Milan.

On 8 November 2007, He scored twice in a friendly contest with Sheffield FC. On 16 December 2007, he made his first-team debut and Serie A debut for the club. He won three Serie A, one Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, and UEFA Champions League with Inter Milan. On 12 August 2010, he joined Manchester City for a €21.8 million fee. On 19 August 2010, he made his Manchester City debut as a substitute and scored a goal in the UEFA Europa League. On 24 October 2010, he made his Premier League debut as a substitute for Manchester City.

He has won one Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester City. On 31 January 2013, he joined Milan on a four-and-a-half-year deal rumored to be worth €20 million-plus bonuses and add-ons. He was awarded the number 45 shirt, the same number he wore for Inter Milan and Manchester City. On 3 February 2013, he made his debut for Milan and scored two goals. In August 2014, he joined Liverpool for a £16 million transfer fee and made his Liverpool debut on 31 August 2014.

Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli

On 27 August 2015, he returned to Milan on a season-long loan deal and returned back to Liverpool in the middle of 2016. On 31 August 2016, he joined Nice of the French Ligue 1 on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal, and made his Nice debut on 11 September 2016. On 23 January 2019, he terminated his contract with Nice and signed a contract until the end of the season with Marseille and made his debut for the club as a substitute on 25 January 2019.

On 18 August 2019, he signed a “multi-year contract” with his hometown club Brescia on a free transfer and signed for a base salary of €1.5 million before bonuses for one year, with automatic renewal if the club avoids relegation. On 24 September 2019, he made his debut for the club. On 7 December 2020, he moved to Serie B side Monza on a seven-month contract and made his debut, and scored a goal for the club on 30 December 2020.

On the international level, he has represented Italy at U21 and senior levels. He made his Italy national team debut on 10 August 2010. He amassed over 35 caps and represented his country at UEFA Euro 2012, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He helped the national side reach the final of Euro 2012 and also won a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup.

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What is Mario Balotelli Famous For?

  • Being a professional football player.
  • Won 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 Serie A with Inter Milan.
  • Won the 2009-10 Coppa Italia with Inter Milan.
  • Won the 2008 Supercoppa Italiana with Inter Milan.
  • Won the 2009-10 UEFA Champions League with Inter Milan.
  • Won the 2011-12 Premier League with Manchester City.
  • Won the 2010-11 FA Cup with Manchester City.
  • Won the 2010 Golden Boy.

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Where is Mario Balotelli From?

Mario Balotelli was born on 12 August 1990. His birth name is Mario Balotelli Barwuah. His birthplace is Palermo, Italy. He was the second of fourth children born of the union between his biological mother, Rose, and his biological father, Thomas Barwuah. Due to his family’s poor condition, he was offered up for adoption at the age of 3. He was raised up by foster parents Silvia and Francesco Balotelli ever since he was aged 3. He was permanently fostered by the Balotelli’s due to the inability of his biological parents to cater to his health and social needs. He holds Italian nationality. He belongs to the black ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Leo.

Mario Balotelli biological parents

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Mario Balotelli Football Career Timeline

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Lumezzane in 2001 and played for the first team twice in the 2006-07 season.
  • In 2006, he joined Inter Milan on loan with a pre-set price of €150,000 to co-own the player. By June 2007, he had completely joined hands with Inter Milan.
  • On 8 November 2007, He scored twice in a friendly contest with Sheffield FC.
  • On 16 December 2007, he made his first-team debut and Serie A debut for the club in a 2-0 against Cagliari, replacing David Suazo.
  • In April 2008, he scored his first Serie A goal in a 2-0 away win against Atalanta.
  • In November 2008, he became the youngest Inter player (at 18 years and 85 days) to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored a goal in a 3-3 draw against Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta, beating the previous record set by Obafemi Martins (at 18 years and 145 days).

Mario Balotelli Inter Milan

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  • In April 2009, he was subjected to racial abuse by some audience members in a game against Juventus where he scored Inter’s only goal in a 1-1 draw, he was racially abused by Juventus fans throughout the match which led Inter owner Massimo Moratti to say he would have pulled the team off the pitch had he been present. The racist chants were also condemned by Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, and Juventus were issued a one-match home-fan ban because of the incident.
  • Soon, he started facing disciplinary concerns, as he did not appear for his practice sessions. The head coach of Internazionale was miffed with him for this reason. In addition to that, he did not get any relief from the frequent racist chants that were directed at him during most of his matches. Juventus fans chanted racist lines against him even when he was not on the field.
  • From 2007-2010, he made 59 appearances and scored 20 goals for the club where he won three Serie A, one Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana, and UEFA Champions League with Inter Milan.
  • On 12 August 2010, he joined Manchester City for a €21.8 million fee.
  • On 19 August 2010, he made his Manchester City debut as a substitute and scored a goal in a 1-0 away win against Romanian side Politehnica Timisoara in the UEFA Europa League.

Mario Balotelli Manchester City

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  • On 24 October 2010, he made his Premier League debut as a substitute for Manchester City in a 3-0 home defeat to Arsenal.
  • On 30 October 2010, he made his first Premier League start in a 2-1 away defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
  • On 7 November 2010, he scored his first and second Premier League goals in a 2-0 away win to West Bromwich Albion.
  • On 21 December 2010, he won the Golden Boy Award.
  • On 28 December 2010, he scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa.
  • On 14 May 2011, he was named man of the match in the 2011 FA Cup Final as Manchester City defeated Stoke City 1-0 to win their first trophy in 35 years.
  • Despite his remarkable performances on many crucial occasions, his aggressive behavior on the field caused a lot of trouble for him. His team managers decided to let him go once the 2011-2012 season ended. However, he appeared in a few more matches for the club including a title-deciding match against Queen Park Rangers where he provided the assist to striker Sergio Aguero, who scored in the 94th minute to give City their first league title since 1968.
  • From 2010-2013, he made 54 appearances and scored 20 goals for the club. He has won one Premier League and FA Cup with Manchester City.
  • On 31 January 2013, he joined Milan on a four-and-a-half-year deal rumored to be worth €20 million-plus bonuses and add-ons. He was awarded the number 45 shirt, the same number he wore for Inter Milan and Manchester City.
  • On 3 February 2013, he made his debut for Milan and scored two goals in a 2-1 victory over Udinese.
  • On 12 May 2013, he was subjected to racist chants by some of the Roma fans, which prompted the match to be suspended for several minutes by referee Gianluca Rocchi, in an eventual 0-0 away draw.
  • He ended his first season with Milan with 12 goals in 13 appearances as Milan finished third in Serie A.
  • He ended up scoring 26 goals in his 43 appearances for the team. However, his performance worsened after his stint with Milan ended.
  • In August 2014, he joined Liverpool for a £16 million transfer fee and made his Liverpool debut on 31 August 2014 in a 3-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.

Mario Balotelli Golden Boy

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  • On 16 September 2014, he scored his first Liverpool goal in a 2-1 victory against Ludogorets Razgrad in the group stage of the 2014-15 UEFA Champions League.
  • On 18 December 2014, he was suspended for one match and fined £25,000 for posting an image on social media which appeared to contain anti-Semitic and racist references.
  • On 10 February 2015, he scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool on his 13th appearance, in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, replacing Daniel Sturridge for the last nine minutes.
  • He scored just 4 goals in 28 appearances in his first season and was adjudged by many to be among the worst signings of the season.
  • On 27 August 2015, he returned to Milan on a season-long loan deal and returned back to Liverpool in the middle of 2016.
  • On 31 August 2016, he joined Nice of the French Ligue 1 on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal, and made his Nice debut on 11 September 2016, starting in a home Ligue 1 match in a 3-2 win against Marseille.
  • Struggling with disciplinary troubles that refused to end, he performed rather well. He ended up scoring 29 goals in his 43 games for the team, and his contract was extended for one more year in June 2017.
  • On 26 July 2017, he played his first match of the season in Nice’s UEFA Champions League qualifying round first leg, in which he scored in their 1-1 draw against Ajax.

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  • He finished the season with a career-high 18 league goals and a further 8 goals across all other competitions.
  • On 20 August 2018, he re-signed with Nice on a third consecutive one-year contract after a move to rivals Marseille fell through earlier in the summer.
  • On 23 January 2019, he terminated his contract with Nice and signed a contract until the end of the season with Marseille and made his debut for the club as a substitute and scored his first goal on 25 January 2019 in a 2-1 loss against Lille. He has made 15 appearances and scored 8 goals for the club.
  • On 18 August 2019, he signed a “multi-year contract” with his hometown club Brescia on a free transfer and signed for a base salary of €1.5 million before bonuses for one year, with automatic renewal if the club avoids relegation.
  • On 24 September 2019, he made his debut for the club in a 2-1 home league defeat against Juventus.
  • On 29 September 2019, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 away loss to Napoli.
  • He played only one season for Brescia where he made 19 appearances and scored 5 goals for the club.
  • In November 2020, he trained with Serie D side Franciacorta while being a free agent.
  • On 7 December 2020, he moved to Serie B side Monza on a seven-month contract and made his debut, and scored a goal for the club on 30 December 2020 in a 3-0 win over league leaders Salernitana.

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Mario Balotelli International Career

  • He has represented Italy at U21 and senior levels.
  • He was unable to answer call-ups to the Italian national U15 and U17 teams as he was still considered to be a Ghanaian immigrant.
  • On 13 August 2008, he was finally issued Italian citizenship and was called up to join the Italian national U21 football team on 29 August for the matches against Greece and Croatia.
  • On 5 September 2008, he made his debut and scored his first international goal in a 1-1 draw with Greece.
  • He was also named in the final 23-man squad for the 2009 UEFA European U21 Championships where he scored the opening goal against the hosts Sweden in the 23rd minute. His team Italy was eliminated by eventual champions Germany in the semi-finals following a 1-0 defeat.
  • He made his Italy national team debut on 10 August 2010 in a friendly match against the Ivory Coast.
  • On 11 November 2011, he scored his first senior international goal in a 2-0 win against Poland at Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw.
  • He amassed over 35 caps and represented his country at UEFA Euro 2012, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  • He helped the national side reach the final of Euro 2012 and also won a bronze medal at the Confederations Cup.

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Mario Balotelli Wife

Looking at his personal life, Mario Balotelli is an unmarried man. He was in a relationship with Raffaella Fico in the past, but it didn’t end well. She later claimed that she was pregnant with Mario’s child and gave birth to her daughter, Pia, on 5 December 2012. In February 2014, DNA tests confirmed that Pia was his daughter. In March 2013, he got engaged to Belgian model Fanny Neguesha. However, they went separate ways in September 2014. He is at the time of writing having a relationship with his Swiss girlfriend Clelia who bore him his first son Lion in September 2017. He is having an intimate relationship with his love and children where they are living their life happily together.

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Mario Balotelli Height

Mario Balotelli stands at a height of 1.90m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 99.8kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.

Mario Balotelli Salary and Net Worth

Mario Balotelli earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In 2006, he joined Inter Milan on loan with a pre-set price of €150,000 to co-own the player and by June 2007, he had completely joined hands with Inter Milan. In 2010, he joined Manchester City for a €21.8 million fee.

In January 2013, he joined Milan on a four-and-a-half-year deal rumored to be worth €20 million-plus bonuses and add-ons. In August 2014, he joined Liverpool for a £16 million transfer fee. In August 2016, he joined Nice of the French Ligue 1 on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal. On 18 August 2019, he signed a “multi-year contract” with his hometown club Brescia on a free transfer and signed for a base salary of €1.5 million before bonuses for one year, with automatic renewal if the club avoids relegation. As of 2021, his estimated net worth of €33million and his salary is €5 million, while he has a market value of around €1.50 million.

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