Mario Balotelli

Born: August 12, 1990 (age 27)

Height: 6'2" (189cm)
Weight: 13st 12lb (88kg)

Hometown: Palermo, Italy
Nationality: Italy Italian

Position: Striker
Team: Nice (no. 9)
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli plays during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
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Career History
Senior2006-2010Inter Milan
2010-2013Manchester City
2013-2014AC Milan
2014-2016Liverpool
→ 2015-2016AC Milan (loan)
2016-Nice
International2010-Italy
Sports Mole has 1,960 articles about Mario Balotelli. Articles 1 to 40:
Patrick Vieira pictured during his time in charge of Manchester City's Under-21 team in October 2015
Patrick Vieira keen to keep Mario Balotelli at Nice?
Patrick Vieira will reportedly look to keep striker Mario Balotelli at Nice if he becomes the new boss of the Ligue 1 outfit.
Jun 9, 11:42
France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their second goal against Italy in a friendly on June 1, 2018
Result: France overcome Italy in Nice
France continue their preparations for the 2018 World Cup with an impressive 3-1 win over Italy in Nice.
Jun 1, 21:56
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Arsenal considering move for Mario Balotelli?
Arsenal are reportedly considering a move for Mario Balotelli, who will leave Nice on a free transfer this summer.
May 30, 13:58
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
President Aurelio De Laurentiis: 'Napoli not considering Mario Balotelli'
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says that the Serie A club are not currently considering an approach for Nice forward Mario Balotelli.
May 29, 18:45
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Result: Mario Balotelli helps Italy to victory on international return
Mario Balotelli scores on his first Italy appearance for four years to help get Roberto Mancini's reign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Saudi Arabia.
May 28, 21:42
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mario Balotelli recalled to Italy squad
Nice striker Mario Balotelli is recalled to the Italy squad by new Azzurri head coach and former Manchester City and Inter Milan colleague Roberto Mancini.
May 19, 17:59
A general shot of Goodison Park before Everton's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol on September 28, 2017
Report: Everton seeking to recruit Mino Raiola for squad overhaul
Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri is reportedly looking to recruit top agent Mino Raiola in the summer to help overhaul the Toffees squad.
Apr 15, 10:12
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
DC United planning Mario Balotelli move?
MLS side DC United are allegedly preparing a move for Nice striker Mario Balotelli.
Apr 11, 11:24
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Italy boss Luigi Di Biagio defends Mario Balotelli omission
Italy caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio stands by his decision to omit Nice's Mario Balotelli from recent friendlies.
Apr 4, 15:02
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Roma leading race for Mario Balotelli?
Roma are reportedly leading the race to sign Nice forward Mario Balotelli on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Apr 3, 14:17
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Agent: 'Mario Balotelli in talks over Premier League return'
Mario Balotelli's agent claims that he has held talks with teams in England and Italy over a potential summer move.
Apr 2, 19:33
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Preview: England vs. Italy - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Tuesday's friendly international between England and Italy.
Mar 26, 16:53
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Jean-Pierre Rivere: 'Mario Balotelli likely to leave Nice'
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere admits that Mario Balotelli is likely to leave the French club at the end of the season.
Mar 15, 15:36
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mario Balotelli: 'Dani Alves should not talk rubbish about Davide Astori'
Nice forward Mario Balotelli slams Dani Alves for his comments regarding Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who died unexpectedly at the age of just 31.
Mar 8, 18:51
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mario Balotelli: 'I'm ready for Serie A return'
Nice striker Mario Balotelli says that he is "ready" to seal a return to Serie A from the French top flight.
Mar 6, 10:48
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mino Raiola: 'English, Italian clubs after Mario Balotelli'
Nice striker Mario Balotelli has attracted interest from Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli and Roma, as well as teams in England, according to agent Mino Raiola.
Mar 1, 21:15
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Result: Igor Denisov strikes to cement Lokomotiv Moscow's progression
Igor Denisov scores his first European goal since 2010 to help Lokomotiv Moscow to a 1-0 second-leg win - and 4-2 triumph on aggregate - against Nice.
Feb 22, 17:57
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mario Balotelli offered AC Milan, Inter Milan return?
Nice striker Mario Balotelli is reportedly offered a return to either AC Milan or Inter Milan.
Feb 19, 10:37
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Nice: 'Mario Balotelli booked for protesting racist abuse from Dijon crowd'
Ligue 1 club Nice allege that Mario Balotelli was booked during the 3-2 defeat at Dijon for protesting to the referee about racist insults from the home crowd.
Feb 11, 12:36
AS Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim watches on during his side's Champions League last 16 first leg with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017
Result: Radamel Falcao scores in injury time to help Monaco draw with Nice
Radamel Falcao scores a 92nd-minute equaliser as Monaco secure a 2-2 draw against Nice in Tuesday night's Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade Louis II.
Jan 16, 21:56
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Napoli to swoop for Nice striker Mario Balotelli?
Napoli are reportedly considering a move for controversial striker Mario Balotelli, who will be out of contract at Nice this summer.
Jan 3, 15:58
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mario Balotelli: 'I would go back to Manchester City for free'
Mario Balotelli would like to return to Manchester City one day, admitting that he would even consider playing for free as he 'loves' the club.
Dec 21, 15:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Europa League roundup: Ostersunds make history by reaching knockout stages
Swedish side Ostersunds qualify for the knockout stages of a European competition for the first time in their history thanks to a 2-0 Europa League win over Zorya Luhansk.
Nov 23, 22:28
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Brendan Rodgers opens up on failed Alexis Sanchez bid when Liverpool boss
Former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reveals that Alexis Sanchez was his top target to replace Luis Suarez at Anfield three years ago, but he missed out to Arsenal.
Oct 31, 17:34
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Nice's Mario Balotelli takes veiled swipe at Liverpool, Manchester City fans
Nice striker Mario Balotelli insinuates that Liverpool and Manchester City fans turn their back on their teams during times of crisis.
Oct 26, 22:01
Harry Kane in action during the Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City on September 16, 2017
Harry Kane's record vs. Liverpool
Ahead of Sunday's Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, Sports Mole delves into Harry Kane's record against the Reds.
Oct 20, 09:27
Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi at the match against Napoli on April 9, 2017
Result: Lazio maintain perfect Europa League record thanks to victory in Nice
Lazio maintain their perfect record in the Europa League thanks to a 3-1 win over Nice in Thursday's Group K clash at the Allianz Riviera.
Oct 19, 20:25
Pep Guardiola has a chat with Bernardo Silva during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk on September 26, 2017
Preview: Manchester City vs. Napoli
Sports Mole previews the Champions League encounter at the Etihad Stadium between Manchester City and Napoli.
Oct 16, 15:27
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wesley Sneijder completes move to Nice after being released by Galatasaray
Nice announce the signing of Wesley Sneijder after being released by Galatasaray.
Aug 7, 20:00
Patrick Roberts celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Manchester City and Celtic on December 6, 2016
Report: Patrick Roberts close to joining Nice on loan
Celtic look set to miss out on re-signing Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts with French club Nice close to signing the Englishman on loan, according to reports.
Aug 7, 12:16
Mario Balotelli in action for Nice against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Mario Balotelli signs Nice contract extension
Nice confirm that Italy striker Mario Balotelli has signed a contract extension at the Ligue 1 club.
Jun 25, 19:15
Nice's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring against Paris Saint-Germain on April 30, 2017
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere: 'Mario Balotelli wants to stay'
Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere says that striker Mario Balotelli is keen to remain at the Ligue 1 club.
Jun 22, 14:57
Italy's Andrea Belotti in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Sinisa Mihajlovic wants decision made over Andrea Belotti future
Sinisa Mihajlovic says that his transfer plans are dependent on whether Andrea Belotti remains at Torino, with free agent Mario Balotelli lined up as a replacement.
Jun 21, 14:21
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Team News: Gianluigi Donnarumma in Italy starting XI for Uruguay friendly
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura picks teenage AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in his starting XI ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Uruguay in Nice.
Jun 7, 19:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Agent: "Mario Balotelli will play for Borussia Dortmund"
Agent Mino Raiola appears to reveal that Mario Balotelli will join Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer this summer.
Jun 6, 20:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Roberto Mancini 'wants Mario Balotelli at Zenit St Petersburg'
Mario Balotelli is linked with a reunion with Roberto Mancini at Zenit St Petersburg.
Jun 3, 16:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Agent: 'Mario Balotelli wanted by Borussia Dortmund, Marseille'
Agent Mino Raiola claims that Mario Balotelli is on the radar of Borussia Dortmund and Marseille, having seen his short-term deal with French side Nice expire.
Jun 2, 16:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Antalyaspor interested in Francesco Totti, Mario Balotelli
Turkish club Antalyaspor are reportedly hoping to sign Francesco Totti and Mario Balotelli this summer and play them alongside Samuel Eto'o.
May 17, 20:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Las Palmas make move for Mario Balotelli?
Las Palmas reportedly offer a contract to Nice striker Mario Balotelli, who will become a free agent during the summer.
May 8, 17:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Roberto Mancini: 'Mario Balotelli can still become world class'
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says that Nice striker Mario Balotelli still has the potential to become "world class".
Mar 22, 17:27

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