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 1,942 articles about Mario Balotelli. Articles 1 to 40:
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
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
Bastia punished over Mario Balotelli 'racist abuse'
Ligue 1 side Bastia are punished after their fans are found to have racially abused Nice striker Mario Balotelli.
Feb 24, 16:48
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
Tony Chapron: 'Mario Balotelli sent off for insulting me in English'
Referee Tony Chapron reveals that Mario Balotelli was sent off in Nice's 1-0 win at Lorient due to the striker insulting the official in English.
Feb 19, 11:17
Sergio Aguero sits on the bench during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero "most important" player for Manchester City
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims that there is plenty of room for both new signing Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero, amid talk that latter wants to leave.
Feb 3, 17:01
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
Mario Balotelli racial abuser gets stadium ban
A Bastia supporter receives a stadium ban after admitting to hurling racial abuse at Mario Balotelli.
Jan 25, 20:24
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura to hold talks with Mario Balotelli
Italy head coach Giampiero Ventura is planning talks with Mario Balotelli, potentially paving the way for a return to the squad for World Cup qualifying.
Jan 24, 17:13
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: Everton pondering Mario Balotelli move
Everton reportedly express an interest in signing Mario Balotelli, who is said to be keen on a return to the Premier League.
Dec 29, 21:00
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
Mino Raiola: 'Mario Balotelli could return to Premier League'
Mario Balotelli has "had talks with English clubs" over a return to the Premier League, according to the Nice forward's agent Mino Raiola.
Dec 22, 16:39
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
Mario Balotelli: 'I'd play for Arsenal'
Mario Balotelli says that he could see himself playing for Arsenal one day, but would "never" return to Liverpool.
Dec 8, 15:28
Generic image of a locker room
Report: Liverpool paid Mario Balotelli £1m for avoiding three red cards in one season
Liverpool reportedly gave former striker Mario Balotelli a £1m bonus for not being sent off more than three times in a season.
Dec 5, 18:44
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
Mario Balotelli: 'Brendan Rodgers relationship at Liverpool was a disaster'
Nice striker Mario Balotelli says that his relationship with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was a "disaster".
Nov 16, 12:29
Mamadou Sakho in action for Liverpool in December 2013
Mario Balotelli tells Mamadou Sakho to leave Liverpool
Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli urges out-of-favour defender Mamadou Sakho to leave Anfield and join him at Nice in January.
Nov 6, 21:57
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
Mario Balotelli: 'I only spoke to Jurgen Klopp once at Liverpool'
Former Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli claims that he spoke to Jurgen Klopp "once" and says that neither the Reds nor AC Milan were "ideal environments" for him.
Oct 3, 22:26
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
Liverpool flop Mario Balotelli to earn recall to Italy squad?
A report claims that Mario Balotelli will be included in Italy's squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers after a fine start to life in Ligue 1 with Nice.
Sep 25, 17:00
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
El-Hadji Diouf blames Steven Gerrard for Mario Balotelli's Liverpool failure
El-Hadji Diouf blames Steven Gerrard for Mario Balotelli's poor spell at Liverpool.
Sep 12, 17:50
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
Mario Balotelli: 'Joining Liverpool was worst mistake of my life'
Mario Balotelli describes joining Liverpool as the "worst mistake" of his life.
Sep 12, 10:02
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
Mario Balotelli scores on Nice debut
Mario Balotelli takes just seven minutes to open his goalscoring account for new club Nice, netting from the penalty spot against Marseille.
Sep 11, 20:26
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
Jurgen Klopp responds to criticism from Mario Balotelli's agent
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists that he "did not isolate" Mario Balotelli last season, following strong comments from the striker's agent.
Sep 8, 15:06
Zlatan Ibrahimovic FINALLY in a Manchester United shirt on August 27, 2016
Mino Raiola: 'Zlatan Ibrahimovic hired me after I told him he was full of sh**'
Mino Raiola reveals that Zlatan Ibrahimovic hired him as an agent after telling the Swedish striker that he was "full of sh**".
Sep 5, 15:30

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