Mario Balotelli

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pizza striker country that often create controversy Barwuah Mario Balotelli is Italian footballer who plays as a striker for English team Manchester City and Italian national team. Roberto Mancini brought Balotelli into the first team to go but when Mancini, Balotelli disciplinary records fall. He has a strained relationship with new coach Jose Mourinho's head and was suspended from Inter's first team in January 2009 after a number of disciplinary problems.

With doubts over his career at Inter, Roberto Mancini's former coach at Manchester City interested in providing fresh opportunities Balotelli in a new club. Balotelli getting his first cap for the Italian national team on August 10, 2010, in a friendly against Ivory Coast.

Personal Information
Full name : Mario Balotelli Barwuah
Date of birth : August 12, 1990 (age 21)
Place of birth : Palermo, Italy
Height : 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position : Striker

Club Information
Current club : Manchester City
Number : 45

Early life
Mario Balotelli was born in Palermo, Sicily, to Ghanaian Immigrants Thomas and Rose Barwuah. In 1993, the family Barwuah Agreed to Entrust the three-year-old boy to Francesco and Silvia Balotelli, with the legal move formalized by the Court of Brescia. When Mario Balotelli Became famous, his biological parents asked for his return. According to Law 91 of 5 February 1992,  Balotelli Had to wait until his 18th birthday to request Italian citizenship, as the Balotellis Had not adopted him, and he gained citizenship Officially on 13 August 2008. Enoch Barwuah, two years his junior, had a trial at Home Premier League side Stoke City in December 2011.

Club career

Balotelli began his career with Lumezzane. At the age of 15 he was Promoted to the first team, making his first team debut in a Serie C1 league match against Padova.

 Balotelli gained national attention after he scored two goals against Juventus in the return leg of the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, being instrumental in a 3-2 away win for Inter.  Inter went on to win the 2007-08 Serie A. Balotelli was a substitute in the 2008 Supercoppa Italiana final against the U.S. Rome. Inter went on to win the final 6-5 on Penalties after the match ended 2-2. In November 2008 he scored his first Champions League goal in a 3-3 draw against Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta, Becoming the youngest Inter player (at 18 years and 85 days) to score in the Champions League. In April 2009 Balotelli scored Inter's goal in a 1-1 draw with Juventus and was racially abused by Juventus fans throughout the game, including Chants Such as "Black Italians do not exist".

The racist Chants were the resource persons also condemned by Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli and Juventus were the resource persons given a one-game home-fan ban Because of the incident. Inter won Serie A for the fourth time in a row. Balotelli Continued to be the subject of racist Chants throughout the season, Becoming the focus of Juventus fans event not involving Inter During games, leading to Juventus being fined twice and the club ultimately punished with a partial closure stage.

Balotelli's disciplinary problems, and his relationship with Mourinho Difficult, Continued in the 2009-10 season. In November the Inter drew 1-1 against Roma and Mourinho criticized his players, even going as far as saying That Balotelli " came close to a zero rating". The young striker again Incurred The Wrath of Juventus (Juventus) fans in the Derby d'Italia away heated encounter with Juventus on 5 December 2009 the which Inter lost 2-1.


Despite Inter's 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, London, Balotelli was criticized by Several senior players including captain Javier Zanetti and veteran defender Marco Materazzi as well as his own agent. In March he CAME under heavy criticism from fans after he publicly sported an AC Milan (Inter's cross-town Rivals) jersey on the Italian show Striscia la Notizia.  Balotelli released a statement of apology in Inter Milan's official website read That: After a spell out of the team, Balotelli was recalled for the match against Bologna and he marked his return with a goal in Their 3-0 win.

Manchester City
After weeks of Speculation reached an agreement for Inter's Balotelli's transfer to Manchester City on 12 August 2010, believed to be for around £ 24 million. At Manchester City Balotelli reunited with his former boss, Roberto Mancini. On 19 August 2010 Balotelli came on as a substitute to score in his debut against FC Timişoara in a 1-0 away win in the Europa League. 


Balotelli eventually made his Premier League debut on 24 October as a substitute in a 0-3 home defeat to Arsenal and made his full debut on 30 October in a 2-1 away defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Balotelli scored his first and second Premier League goals on 7 November in a 2-0 win away to West Brom. Balotelli scored the first two of City's three goals in the 3-0 win over FC Red Bull Salzburg in Manchester City's Europa League group stage match. On 28 December 2010 Balotelli scored his first Premier League hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Aston Villa. On 14 May 2011 Balotelli was man of the match in the 2011 FA Cup Final as Manchester Defeated City Stoke City 1-0 to win Their first trophy in thirty-five years.

Balotelli scored his first goal of the 2011/12 campaign in a 2-0 Carling Cup win against Birmingham City. On 1 October 2011 he scored his third goal in as many games in a 4-0 win away to Blackburn Rovers. Balotelli scored the opening two goals and forced the dismissal of Jonny Evans as City beat Manchester United 1-6 at Old Trafford on 23 October 2011. 


Balotelli made his Champions League debut for Manchester City on 2 November 2011, in the return match against Villarreal. Balotelli scored using his right shoulder in City's 5-1 win over Norwich on 3 December. On 22 January 2012, his team played Tottenham Hotspur. Balotelli Appeared to stamp on Scott Parker During the match against Tottenham. Balotelli scored his first goal of 2012 against Tottenham Hotspur on 22 January, a injury-time penalty secured a 3-2 win the which for City.

International career
On 7 August 2007, five days before his 17th birthday, Balotelli received his first senior International call-ups for Ghana from Their coach Claude Le Roy for a friendly against Senegal at the New Den stadium in London, England, on 21 August 2007.


Italy U-21 coach Pierluigi Casiraghi Stated his intention to call up Balotelli once he obtained Italian citizenship. On 13 August 2008 Balotelli was finally given Italian citizenship and Casiraghi Called him to join the Italy national under-21 football team "Azzurrini" on 29 August for the matches against Greece and Croatia.

Balotelli received his first call-up for the Italian senior team, as part of the squad Announced by new head coach Cesare Prandelli, for a friendly match against Côte d'Ivoire - the first match after the 2010 World Cup. On 11 November 2011, Balotelli scored his first senior international goal in a 2-0 win against Poland at the Stadium Miejski in Wroclaw, Poland.

Style of play
Balotelli is credited with pace, a Forceful shot and technical abilities, but criticised for a petulant attitude. Often he is nicknamed "Super Mario" and can play anywhere along the front line. Balotelli is also a set-piece (dead ball) specialist and is regarded as a promising young striker but Difficult.

Personality and reputation
Paying homage to Balotelli's extrovert activities, the Manchester City supporters Often serenade a song with lyrics referring to his antics and musician Tinchy Stryder recorded a song in Balotelli's honor. Within days of joining Manchester City, Balotelli was involved in a car crash. It was reported That Balotelli was carrying £ 5000 cash to the which a police officer queried why Balotelli with replying: "Because I am rich".

Video footage before City's Europa League clash with Dynamo Kiev in March 2011 showed Balotelli requiring assistance to put on a training bib, an incident the which teammate Edin Dzeko was seen mimicking the following week in the warm-up before City's game at Chelsea. Balotelli has turned the garden of his Manchester home into a racetrack for quadbikes. Balotelli Celebrated his goal against Manchester United in October 2011 by unveiling a shirt with the words: "Why always me?" on it - a celebration the which seemingly Disputes the accuracy of newspaper reports. On 5 November 2011, at the annual fireworks display at Edenbridge, Kent, a 40 feet (12 m) tall effigy of Balotelli was burned.

In December 2011, Balotelli broke a 48-hour Curfew before City's game against Chelsea to go to a curry house, although he "was not drinking alcohol, signed autographs, posed for pictures with fellow diners and was involved in a mock sword-fight using rolling pins ". Balotelli's jaunt and donations to church was later confirmed by the church's priest.



     Serie A (3): 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10
     Coppa Italia (1): 2009-10
     Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2008
     UEFA Champions League (1): 2009-10

Manchester City
     FA Cup (1): 2011

     Golden Boy Award (1): 2010
     FA Cup Final Man of the Match: 2011

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