Mario Balotelli



Mario Barwuah Balotelli was born in Palermo, Italy on 12 August 1990. A striker who is known for his strength, technical ability and powerful shots, he is also a specialist penalty taker, widely considered as one of the best penalty takers in world football. Over the years, Balotelli has been something of a controversial figure, with his off-the-field behaviour often making headlines.

Balotelli began his youth career with Lumezzane and went on to make two appearances for the senior team. After failing to impress during a trial with FC Barcelona as a 15 year old, Balotelli joined Inter in 2006 and made his Serie A debut in 2007. In early 2008, he attracted national attention when he scored two goals against Juventus in a Coppa Italia fixture. Over the next few seasons, Balotelli contribute...

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