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Top Facts about Mario Balotelli

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8 years ago, Mario Balotelli was the architect of what the Germans called a nightmare. He became a nightmare for the Germans to keep a bitter memory in their minds. The photo of his special celebration after scoring his goal was on the cover of newspapers and magazines for a long time. He took off his shirt, spread his legs, showed off his muscular body, and had the motivation to succeed in his eyes.

8 years have passed and he still has a nightmare, but a nightmare he made for himself. From making a dream night for his country's national team and his entire nation, he has reached a point where no one wants him, and he plays in Monza, a low-level team in Serie B.

He is no longer a 20-year-old boy and is 30 years old. He has won the Champions League, Serie A, and Premier League. He could have been a player who achieved a lot of individual honors, he could have been unstoppable, he could have been decisive, but he did not do any of them and even missed his last chances. Mario Balotelli could be a myth. In the following, we will mention in detail Mario Balotelli net worth, stats, and other points. Today we want to talk about the

top facts about Mario Balotelli

and tell you some special facts about this controversial star. Stay with us.

Top facts about Mario Balotelli you might want to know

Mario Balotelli

is a 30 years old star who plays for Italian national team and Monza. He is known as one of the best Italian strikers, so in this part of the article, we want to look at Balotelli’s adventure and story through a new window. 

We will discover everything you want to know about

Mario Balotelli personal life

and then in the next parts, we will review the top facts about Mario Balotelli.

  • Full Name

    : Mario Balotelli Barwuah

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 12 August 1990 in Palermo, Italy

  • Mario Balotelli age

    : 30

  • Height & Weight

    : Mario Balotelli height is 1.90 m and he weighs 99 kg

  • Family Members

    : Thomas Barwuah (father), Rose Barwuah (mother), Abigail Barwuah, Angel Barwuah, Enock Barwuah (siblings), Pia Balotelli (daughter)

  • Marital Status

    : In a Relationship

  • Girlfriend

    : Alessia Messina

  • Ex Girlfriends

    : Raffaella Fico, Fanny Neguesha, Vanessa Lawrens, Eliana Cartella, Sara Galimberti, Dayane Mello, Laurene Thorne, Melissa Castagnoli, Sara Tommasi, Veronica Graf, Veronica Angeloni

  • Mario Balotelli Children

    : Pia Balotelli

  • Current Team

    : Monza

  • Jersey Number

    : #45 Monza/ #9 Italy

  • Nickname

    : “Super Mario”

  • Position

    : Striker

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Leo

Mario Balotelli Birthday, Zodiac Sign and Nationality

Mario Balotelli was born on 12 August 1990 in


, Italy. Mario Balotelli nationality is Italian. Mario Balotelli zodiac sign is Leo. People born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to.

There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Some of the most famous figures born on the 12th of August (Mario Balotelli Birthday) are Cara Delevingne, Tyson Fury, Casey Affleck and Djibril Cisse.

Mario Balotelli Childhood and Parents

Mario Balotelli was born on August 12, 1990 in Palermo, Italy. Balotelli was born to Ghanaian parents (

Mario Balotelli parents

) as his ethnicity is related to Ghanaian descent but he raised in an Italian family.

Rose and Thomas Barwuah (Mario Balotelli parents) had migrated to Italy from


. The family moved to Lombardy when Mario was 2 years old. They were poor and could not afford raising four kids. This made Mario Balotelli parents place him in foster care. Mario was adopted by Silvia and Francesco Balotelli who lived in the Italian town of Brescia. In the first years of Mario's early life, he met his biological parents every weekend but soon stopped doing so and accepted Silvia and Francesco as his parents.

Rose and Thomas Barwuah had opted for foster care because of a life-threatening illness that had affected Mario as a kid. The Balotelli family supported Mario in every way and their love was obvious. Seeing the love of the Italian family, Mario decided to stay with the family, and this was the beginning of an adventurous life.

Mario Balotelli childhood

was overshadowed by the Balotelli's family. This family from Brescia was completely supportive of Mario and that is why Mario started playing football at an early age. In 2001, he joined the youth club of AC Lumezzane. Mario grew as a professional footballer and remained connected with them until 2006.

Then he made his competitive debut for Lumezzane against Padova. He had grown into a highly competitive player by then and tried to play with better clubs. This pursuit took him to a trial with


, which was somehow uneventful. In 2006, he was signed by Inter.

Although Mario Balotelli joined Inter, he has always been a fan of the rival club,

AC Milan

. Later, after a problem with Jose Mourinho at Inter, he took a photo with the Milan shirt, which angered Inter fans. It was later revealed that Mario Balotelli childhood dream was a move to Milan and, well, we know the rest of the story.

Mario Balotelli Girlfriend, Personal Life and Marital Status

Besides discussing Mario Balotelli career, we will also talk about Mario Balotelli girlfriend. Fanny Neguesha and Balotelli started dating in 2012.

Before the engagement, they immediately split up in 2013. Neguesha called off the wedding in September after she found out Balotelli was seeing another woman. Mario Balotelli has had emotional relationships with more than a dozen women over the past 10 years, but his recklessness and unreliability have ended all of them. These days, however, Mario Balotelli is in a relationship with a new girl.

Balotelli has revealed in an interview with Italian Magazine Chi that he is now engaged to model Alessia Messina, despite only dating for a month. Chi published pictures of her with Balotelli at a Sicilian restaurant this week and the football star is quoted as saying: “I am engaged, and I am in love.” The pair have reportedly been an item for one month, yet Balotelli has already met her parents at their Sicily home.

Mario Balotelli's daughter was born in December 2012. Her name is Pia Balotelli, and her mother’s name is Raffaella Fico. Fico is an Italian musician, actress, and model. Fico and Balotelli have joint custody of Pia Balotelli. So, she spends time with both of her parents from time to time. Balotelli revealed that his daughter is very passionate about


. He also claimed that he wanted to join Napoli for Pia. If he managed to do so, he would have made her the head ultra.

Mario Balotelli Career

Following the

top facts about Mario Balotelli

, there is a good percent you want to continue the rest of the article so we intend to bring up a new topic. Mario Balotelli was born on August 12, 1990, in Palermo, Italy.

After Joining Inter, he scored twice in a friendly match with Sheffield FC, which was also one of his early matches for the team. He also scored two goals in a competitive match for his team in Serie A, against Reggina. Mario Balotelli career were at its highest level as he was invited to the national team following his outstanding performance against Juventus in the quarter-final match of the Coppa Italia.

Milan and Juventus were facing a lot of problems in those days.


had been relegated to Serie B and Milan, although they had won the UCL title, had their own problems. Everything was provided for Inter to win the championship four times in the absence of the main rivals.

It so happened from 2007 to 2010, Nerazzurri won several championships in Serie A. Mario Balotelli was 18 years old at the time, but unfortunately soon became the victim of racist insults. In fact, Mario Balotelli was first attacked by Juventus fans in 2009, which led to the Bianconeri banning spectators from attending a meeting. Later in the Milan derby, Balotelli was sharply insulted by racism.

In 2010, he appeared on an Italian TV show, wearing a t-shirt of AC Milan. In April 2010, Mario threw his jersey on the ground, after a game, in response to Inter fans who kept insulting him due to his bad performances.

In August 2010, Mario joined Manchester City and made his Premier League debut in a 3–0 defeat against Arsenal on their home ground. His performance instantly made him popular with the

Manchester City


In Early 2013, AC Milan announced that they had signed Mario. Mario ended up scoring 26 goals in his 43 appearances for the team. For the 2014–2015 season, he joined Liverpool, and in the 16 appearances that he made for them, he ended up scoring only one goal.

In 2016, Ligue 1 club, Nice announced that they had signed Mario from Liverpool. He struggled again in his new club and ended up scoring 29 goals in his 43 games for the team. Mario Balotelli then joined Marseille and


and now plays for Monza. Monza is run by Adriano Galliani and former Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi.

On the national level in Mario Balotelli career, Mario Balotelli's best season for the Italian national team was Euro 2012, when he scored two goals in a great match against Germany and recorded a bitter memory for the Germans.

Mario Balotelli Religion

Regarding Mario Balotelli religion in

top facts about Mario Balotelli

article, like most of the Italians, he is Christian. Mario has estranged from his Christian parents, who have attempted to renew ties to their son, but Balotelli doesn’t seem interested.

He felt they were only interested in him for his money. However, his father disagrees, saying: "How can he say we just want to know him for his money? It’s not true. We don’t want any money. We are Christians." and it shows Mario Balotelli parents (biological parents) and the one he is tied now, are both Christian.

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Mario Balotelli Salary, Net worth and Market Value

Relating to 

Mario Balotelli salary

, he currently earns €3.7m per year. Of course, this amount of salary is quite strange for a team from Serie B, but Silvio Berlusconi has already shown that he has no problem with paying a heavy salary. Mario Balotelli net worth is around €30m. He made his €30m fortune in Inter, AC Milan, Manchester City, Liverpool, Nice,


, Monza and Italy national team.

Now the whole

Mario Balotelli net worth

is around €30m and he also has an annual net salary of €3.7m. After all, about Mario Balotelli market value, it should be said he now worth €3m but his highest market value was in 2012 worth €32m.

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Mario Balotelli Transfermarket Stats

Mario Balotelli transfermarket stats

are great but honestly it would be much better if Mario was focused on his football. As we said, in terms of Mario Balotelli stats, he managed to play 399 games throughout his career, and score 162 goals and 34 assists. It is interesting to know that Mario Balotelli has scored the most goals at OGC Nice. In fact, he has played 61 times for this French club and has managed to score 33 goals. He then scored the most goals for AC Milan, scoring 27 times in 64 games for the Rossoneri. He has the same number of goals for Manchester City and Inter as Super Mario has scored 20 times for both teams.

After a successful but bitter experience at Inter, Mario Balotelli joined Manchester City for €29m and stayed in England until 2013. Then in 2013, when the opportunity to play for his childhood dream, Milan, was provided, he experienced another transfer for €20m.

Mario Balotelli has played for many teams, but it is safe to say that he is particularly popular only at Manchester City and Milan, and has not had a good relationship with the fans in the other teams he has played for. However, even if the fans of some teams deny it,

Mario Balotelli stats

has been in the direction of the team's progress.

A year later, he returned to England for the same fee (€20m), this time to Liverpool, but things were not so good for Super Mario. In a loan move, Mario returned to AC Milan but his time at AC Milan was short. Mario Balotelli's contract with Liverpool expired and he joined OGC Nice in France as a free agent. All subsequent transfers of Mario Balotelli were made as free agents until he joined the Monza team after playing for Marseille and Brescia.

Some Short Top Facts about Mario Balotelli

  • Mario Balotelli is a Striker. His height is 1.90 m and he weighs 99 kg.

  • About Mario Balotelli age, it should be said that he is 30 years old.

  • Mario Balotelli salary in Monza is around €3.7m per year.

  • Mario Balotelli is in a relationship with Alessia Messina.

  • Regarding Mario Balotelli children, he has a daughter named Pia.

When it comes to 

top facts about Mario Balotelli

, being a controversial player, having wasted talent and multiple transfers from one club to another comes to the minds.

Mario Balotelli is playing for 



Mario Balotelli is Italian and plays for


national team.


Mario Balotelli social media

, Mario Balotelli has a very interesting personality and probably because of that he has lots of followers.

Mario Balotelli Instagram account

 has 9m followers. Besides all this information, it is better to mention Mario

Balotelli Facebook account


Mario Balotelli Twitter account


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Mario Balotelli Quotes

One of the favorite parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Mario Balotelli is amazing quotes.

Mario Balotelli about Messi

“There's only one that is a little stronger than me:

Lionel Messi

. All the others are behind me. I can win the Ballon d'Or, but only if Messi's level drops a bit. It will be very complicated to do so if he keeps up his current form. I really believe I can win the award, but there's not much I can do if Messi maintains this level.”

Mario Balotelli about Racism

“You can't delete racism. It's like a cigarette. You can't stop smoking if you don't want to, and you can't stop racism if people don't want to. But I'll do everything I can to help. I will not accept racism at all. It's unacceptable. If someone throws a banana at me in the street, I will go to jail, because I will kill them.”

Balotelli on Jose Mourinho

“Mourinho is the best coach in the history of football.”

Balotelli on Goal Celebrations

“I don't celebrate because I'm only doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?”

Mario Balotelli about Himself

“I will not accept racism at all. It's unacceptable. If someone throws a banana at me in the street, I will go to jail, because I will kill them. I believe I am more intelligent than the average person. I want to be the strongest player in the world and score a lot of goals. To do that, I have to improve in every area.”

Balotelli on Football

“Sometimes in football you deserve to win but lose. Other times you deserve to lose or draw but you win. That is the game, and it's why I've always said you should never try to predict anything in football, especially in Europe.”

Balotelli about Journalists

“I don't like journalists and I hardly ever talk to them.”

Mario Balotelli Achievements

Mario Balotelli may have always been the "bad boy" of European football, but he has always won many championships. Maybe if Balotelli had focused a little more on football, he could have had more team and Individual achievements.


  • Champions League

  • Scudetto in 2009-2010-2011 seasons

  • Italian Super Cup in 2008/2009

  • Coppa Italia 2009/2010

  • Italian Youth Champion in 2006/2007

Manchester City

  • English Champion in 2012

  • FA Cup Winner in 2011

Individual Achievements

  • Top Scorer in Euro 2012

  • Top Scorer in Viareggio Cup

  • Top Scorer in Coppa Italia 2007

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