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Mario Balotelli
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Personal information
Full name Mario Barwuah Balotelli
Date of birth 12 August 1990 (1990-08-12) (age 26)
Place of birth    Palermo, Flag of Italy Italy
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Milan
(on loan from Liverpool)
Number 45
Youth clubs
2001–2006 Flag of Italy Lumezzane
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2005–2006
2006–2010
2010–2013
2013-2014
2014-
2015–
Flag of Italy Lumezzane
Flag of Italy Inter Milan
England Manchester City
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England Liverpool
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National team
2008-2010
2010-
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Mario Barwuah Balotelli (born Mario Barwuah; 12 August 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Liverpool and the Italian national team. He started his professional football career at Lumezzane and played for the first team twice before having an unsuccessful trial at FC Barcelona, and subsequently joining Inter Milan in 2007. Inter manager Roberto Mancini brought Balotelli into the first team, but when Mancini left, Balotelli's disciplinary record fell away. He had a strained relationship with new manager José Mourinho and was suspended from Inter's first team in January 2009 after a number of disciplinary problems.

In March 2010, he came under criticism by Inter fans after he appeared on the Italian TV show Striscia la notizia, wearing an A.C. Milan jersey. This damaged the prospect of him having a long career at Inter, but he did make several appearances after that. With doubts over his career at Inter, former coach Roberto Mancini had since moved to Manchester City and decided to give Balotelli a fresh chance at a new club. He joined Manchester City in August 2010, where his performances and off-field activities continued to be enigmatic and unpredictable. Nicknamed Super Mario, he earned his first cap for the Italian national team on 10 August 2010 in a friendly match against Côte d'Ivoire.

Honours

Clubs

Internazionale
Manchester City

International

Individual

External links

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A.C. Milan squad - 2017-18

1 López · 2 De Sciglio · 4 Mauri · 7 Ménez · 8 Suso · 9 Luiz Adriano · 10 Honda · 13 Romagnoli · 15 Ely · 16 Poli · 17 Zapata · 18 Montolivo (c) · 19 Niang · 20 Abate · 21 Matri · 25 Simić · 27 Kucka · 28 Bonaventura · 29 Paletta · 31 Antonelli · 70 Bacca · 73 Locatelli · 91 Bertolacci · 96 Calabria · 99 Donnarumma ·  Agazzi ·  Gabriel ·  Lapadula ·  Vangioni ·  Vergara ·  Verdi ·

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Italy
Italy – UEFA Euro 2012

1. Buffon (c) 2. Maggio 3. Chiellini 4. Ogbonna 5. Motta 6. Balzaretti 7. Abate 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Cassano 11. Di Natale 12. Sirigu 13. Giaccherini 14. De Sanctis 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Borini 18. Montolivo 19. Bonucci 20. Giovinco 21. Pirlo 22. Diamanti 23. Nocerino

Italy
Italy – 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup

1. Buffon (c) 2. Maggio 3. Chiellini 4. Astori 5. De Sciglio 6. Candreva 7. Aquilani 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Giovinco 11. Gilardino 12. Sirigu 13. Marchetti 14. El Shaarawy 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Cerci 18. Montolivo 19. Bonucci 20. Abate 21. Pirlo 22. Giaccherini 23. Diamanti

Italy
Italy – 2014 FIFA World Cup

1. Buffon (c) 2. De Sciglio 3. Chiellini 4. Darmian 5. Motta 6. Candreva 7. Abate 8. Marchisio 9. Balotelli 10. Cassano 11. Cerci 12. Sirigu 13. Perin 14. Aquilani 15. Barzagli 16. De Rossi 17. Immobile 18. Parolo 19. Bonucci 20. Paletta 21. Pirlo 22. Insigne 23. Verratti

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