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Mario Balotelli Biography

Mario Balotelli
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Birth Nation: Italy
  • Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
  • Name: Mario Balotelli
  • Birth Name: Mario Barwuah Balotelli
  • Nick Name: Super Mario
  • Father: Thomas Barwuah
  • Mother: Rose Barwuah
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Birth Place/City: Palermo
  • Profession: Footballer
  • Working For: Milan,Italian National Football Team
  • Net Worth: 28.16 million pounds
  • Salary: 4.5 million Euro
  • Weight in KG: 88kg
  • Girlfriend: Rafaella Fico
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Fanny Neguesha
  • Children: pia
  • Online Presence: Facebook,Twitter,Wiki,Instagram
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Mario Barwuah Balotelli is an Italian Professional footballer who plays as a forward in the world football arena. Mario was born in 1990 August 12 at Palermo, Italy from his parents Thomas Barwuah and Rose Barwuah who were the immigrants from Ghana. He has three siblings named, Enoch Barwuah, Angel Barwuah and Abigail Barwuah. He was nurtured by his foster arents named Silvia and Francesco Balotelli. His original parents left him to his foster parents when he was 3 years of age. He has the height of 189 cm and has the Body weight of 88 Kg. He is a father of a daughter named Pia from his girlfriend Rafaella Fico. He is currently engaged with his Belgian fiancée, Fanny Neguesha. He is nick named as “Super Mario”. Mario has a mischievous character. He is often the topic in media for his difficult character and questionable and amusing activities.

Mario Balotelli is a talented player. He has good speed in the game. He has got the killer instinct in the game. He has great shooting skills with good control of the ball. He is good at heading as well. Mario Balotelli plays from the position of Sturm-Central Forward. But he can play well from left and right wing as well. He is versatile player. He has strong right foot with good work rate. He is quick and powerful. He is regarded as one of the best penalty kick players. He is credited for speed, strength and vision in the game but is criticized for having poor and immature attitude at times comparing to “Crazy” word. He is popular in the media as a promising but undisciplined player.

Mario Balotelli started his youth career from Lumezzane at the age of 11 in 2001. At the age of 15, he was promoted to first team of the club from where he made his professional debut. He remained for a season in Lumezzane and joined at Italian Giant Club Internazionale in the year 2007. He played in 59 matches from the club bagging 20 goals from the team. This young talent made the impressive impact in the world football grabbing interest of fans and clubs. In 2010, Internazionale agreed to transfer him to the English Premier League club Manchester city. He spent three seasons with Man City playing in 54 matches with 20 remarkable goal scores. He used to make stories in every newspaper for his acts which made his media reputation to be always questionable. In 2013, Man City agreed to transfer him to A.C Milan on a four and half year contract. He is in the Current Team of A.C Milan as a Forward from squad No.45. According to the Salary statistics, his Salary is reported to be 4.5 million Euro in 2013. His current market value is 28.16 million pounds. Mino Raiola is the agent of Mario.

Mario is in the first team of Italian National Football Team since 2010. He missed the opportunity to play in the Under-15 and Under-17 Italian National Team as he was still considered as the Ghanian immigrant. He was called in the Ghanian Team but he declined the call and forth his will to play for Italy. After getting Italian Passport, he joined in the under 21 Italian National Team in 2008 and played for Italy in 16 matches bagging 6 goals till 2010. Mario is playing in the first team of Italian National Team since 2010. He has 29 cap matches experience scoring 12 goals for the nation. 

  • Last modified : 12 June, 2014
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