Mario Balotelli

Profile Football Stars | Mario Balotelli | Roberto Mancini Brought into the Arsenal first team but left when Mancini, Balotelli's disciplinary record fell away. Balotelli earned his first cap for the Italian national team on 10 August 2010, in a friendly match against the Côte d'Ivoire. Mario Balotelli Barwuah WHO is an Italian footballer plays as a striker for English team Manchester Cityand the Italian national team. Became famous when Mario Balotelli, his biological parents asked for his return.  Balotelli gained national attention after he scored two goals against Juventus in the return leg of the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, being instrumental in a 3-2 away win for Inter. Inter went on to win the 2007-08 Serie A. Balotelli was a substitute in the 2008 final against AS Supercoppa Italiana Rome.

After weeks of Speculation reached an agreement for Inter's Balotelli's transfer to Manchester City on 12 August 2010, for € 22 million. On 19 August 2010 Balotelli CAME on as a substitute to score in his debut against FC Timişoara in a 1-0 away win in the Europa League. Balotelli scored his first and second Premier League goals on 7 November in a 2-0 win away to West Brom. Balotelli scored the first two of City's three goals in the 3-0 win over FC Red Bull Salzburg in Manchester City's Europa League group stage match.

On 28 December 2010 Balotelli scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa. Balotelli scored his first goal of the 2011/12 campaign in a 2-0 Carling Cup win against Birmingham City. Balotelli scored the opening two goals and forced the dismissal of Jonny Evans as City beat Manchester United 1-6 at Old Trafford on 23 October 2011. Balotelli made his Champions League debut for Man City on 2 November 2011, in the return match against Villarreal. Balotelli scored using his right shoulder in City's 5-1 win over Norwich on 3 December.  Balotelli Appeared to stamp on Scott Parker during the match against Tottenham. Balotelli scored his first goal of 2012 against Tottenham Hotspur on 22 January, a stoppage-time penalty secured a 3-2 win the which for City.

On 11 November 2011, Balotelli scored his first senior international goal in a 2-0 win against Poland at Stadion Miejski in Wroclaw, Poland. Paying homage to Balotelli's extrovert activities, Manchester City supporters Often serenade a song with lyrics referring to his antics and musician Tinchy Stryder recorded a song in Balotelli's honor.

Personal information
Full name Mario Balotelli Barwuah
Date of birth 12 August 1990 (age 21)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current club Manchester City
Number 45

Youth career
2001-2005 Lumezzane

Senior career
years Team
2005-2006 Lumezzane 2 (0)
2007-2010 Internazionale 59 (20)
2010 - Manchester City 33 (16)

National team
2008-2010 Italy U21 16 (6)
2010 - Italy 7 (1)



     Serie A (3): 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
     Coppa Italia (1): 2009-10
     Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2008
     UEFA Champions League (1): 2009-10

Manchester City
     FA Cup (1): 2011

     Golden Boy Award (1): 2010
     FA Cup Final Man of the Match: 2011


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