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Inter went on to win the final 6—5 on penalties after the match ended 2—2. In November , Balotelli became the youngest Inter player at 18 years and 85 days to score in the UEFA Champions League when he scored a goal in a 3—3 draw against Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta , beating the previous record set by Obafemi Martins at 18 years and days.
This led Inter owner Massimo Moratti to say he would have pulled the team off the pitch had he been present. Balotelli's disciplinary problems and his difficult relationship with Mourinho continued in the —10 season.
In November , Inter drew 1—1 against Roma, after which Mourinho criticized his players, going as far as saying Balotelli "came close to a zero rating".
When he was elbowed by Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo in the shoulder, Balotelli fell theatrically onto the pitch, for which he was booked, while Melo was sent off for a second yellow card.
The incident sparked an altercation between Balotelli's teammate Thiago Motta and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Milan shirt on the Italian show Striscia la Notizia.
I am sorry for the situation that has been created recently. I am the first person who has suffered because I adore football and I want to play, and now I am waiting in silence so I can return to being useful to my team.
I want to put the past behind me, look to the future and concentrate on the upcoming commitments and make myself ready. After a falling-out with Mourinho, Balotelli was recalled for Inter's April match against Bologna , and he marked his return with a goal in their 3—0 win.
His behaviour on the pitch brought disapproval from his teammates, with Javier Zanetti publicly saying, "Mario needs to focus on doing what he can do on the pitch, he can't allow himself to behave like this.
He is a strong and exciting player, and City fans will enjoy watching him. On 21 December , Balotelli won the Golden Boy Award , saying only one of the past winners was slightly better than he was: He also claimed not to know of Arsenal's Jack Wilshere , the player he narrowly beat to the award.
Balotelli scored his first goal of the —12 campaign in a 2—0 League Cup win against Birmingham City. He followed this up with the opening goal against Everton three days later.
On 1 October , he scored his third goal in as many matches in a 4—0 win away to Blackburn Rovers. Balotelli scored the opening two goals and forced the dismissal of Jonny Evans as City defeated Manchester United 6—1 at Old Trafford on 23 October in what would prove to be a decisive game in helping win Manchester City the Premier League title.
He scored on a penalty shot near the end of the first half, his first Champions League goal for City and his seventh goal overall in the season.
On 22 January , Balotelli came on as a substitute during a match against Tottenham Hotspur. He appeared to stamp on Scott Parker during the match against Tottenham, but, already booked, did not receive a second yellow from referee Howard Webb , who did not see the incident.
However, Balotelli was criticized for his actions in the match after squabbling with Aleksandar Kolarov over a free kick. Roberto Mancini claimed after the match he had considered substituting Balotelli just five minutes into the match.
Balotelli provided the assist to striker Sergio Agüero , who scored in the 94th minute to give City their first league title since In December , Balotelli decided to fight against Manchester City's decision to fine him two weeks' wages for his poor disciplinary record the previous season by taking his club to a Premier League tribunal.
Balotelli missed 11 matches domestically and in Europe last season because of suspensions. With less than a day remaining to the start of the hearing, Balotelli dropped his tribunal action and accepted the fine.
Mario Balotelli on his transfer to A. On 29 January , A. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said, "Balotelli in Rossoneri is a dream that has been realized.
It is a transfer that everyone wanted: His arrival saw some fans scuffling with police and one policeman was taken to hospital with head injuries.
On 3 February , Balotelli made his debut for Milan and scored two goals, including a last minute penalty, to earn a 2—1 victory over Udinese.
The win lifted Milan to fourth in the table, ahead of Inter Milan on goal difference. On 22 September , Balotelli missed a penalty in a competitive match for the first time in 22 attempts as a professional; the kick was saved by Pepe Reina as Milan lost 2—1 to Napoli.
Balotelli's first Premier League goal for Liverpool came on his 13th appearance, on 10 February , an 83rd-minute winner in a 3—2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield , nine minutes after replacing Daniel Sturridge.
On 27 August , Balotelli returned to A. Milan on season-long loan deal. Balotelli returned to Liverpool in the middle of , but with no future under new manager Jürgen Klopp , who chose not to include him on Liverpool's pre-season tour to the United States or any of the club's other friendlies.
On 31 August , the deadline day for the summer transfer window, it was announced Balotelli had joined Nice of the French Ligue 1 on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal.
On 20 January , after the 1—1 Ligue 1 away draw against Bastia , Balotelli claimed on Instagram he was a victim of racist abuse when fans of the Corsican club allegedly made monkey noises directed at him during the match and just prior to the start of the match.
On 25 June , Balotelli signed a one-year contract extension with Nice. Balotelli finished the season with a career high 18 league goals and a further 26 goals across all competitions.
On 20 August , Balotelli re-signed with Nice on a third consecutive one-year contract after a move to rivals Marseille fell through earlier in the summer.
Balotelli was unable to answer call-ups to the Italian national under and under teams as he was still considered to be a Ghanaian immigrant.
On 7 August , five days before his 17th birthday, Balotelli received his first senior international call-up for Ghana from their coach Claude Le Roy for a friendly against Senegal at the New Den stadium in London, England, on 21 August Italy under head coach Pierluigi Casiraghi announced his intention to call-up Balotelli once he obtained Italian citizenship.
On 13 August , Balotelli was finally issued Italian citizenship. This is even more exciting than making my debut in Serie A. The best birthday present I could receive now would be a call to join the Italy squad, although I'd be happy to play for the Under 21 team.
Casiraghi called him to join the Italy national under football team Azzurrini on 29 August for the matches against Greece and Croatia. Balotelli was named in the final man squad for the UEFA European Under Championships and scored the opening goal against the hosts Sweden in the 23rd minute.
Barely 15 minutes later, he was shown a red card for retaliating against Swedish midfielder Pontus Wernbloom. On 10 August , Balotelli made his first appearance for the Italy senior team , as part of the squad announced by new head coach Cesare Prandelli , in a friendly match against the Ivory Coast , Italy's first match after the World Cup.
Before the tournament in Poland and Ukraine, Balotelli was interviewed by a newspaper about racism amongst fans in the host countries.
During the interview, Balotelli reiterated his threat to walk off the pitch if any of the opposition fans racially abused him in any way, and said that he would "kill" anyone that threw a banana at him.
He spoke about his increasing fears that black players would be targeted by racists and that he refused to accept racism in any form, talking of his past experience of racism in football, notably during his time playing in Serie A for Internazionale.
Italy and Spain later played each other for the second time in the tournament in Kiev. During the 1—1 draw, Balotelli failed to make an impact and he was substituted off during the 56th minute after missing multiple chances, including a one-on-one with Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas just minutes before being substituted off.
His replacement was Antonio Di Natale , who managed to secure his 11th international goal and put Italy ahead within his time on the pitch.
With Balotelli continuing his run of poor form for Italy, fans and critics began calling for Di Natale to replace the "immature and unpredictable striker".
Later in the tournament, on 18 June , Mario Balotelli scored his first goal in a major international tournament in a 2—0 victory against the Republic of Ireland.
When he attempted to celebrate this goal, he was immediately halted by teammate Leonardo Bonucci , who covered Balotelli's mouth with his hand for fear that the striker would say something to "get in trouble".
Balotelli went on to start against England in the quarter-finals. His performance was described as "wasteful", but his effort was rated highly in a match where he missed multiple chances.
He scored the first penalty taken in the shootout against his Manchester City teammate Joe Hart. He also said he was unfazed by the pressure he supposedly had on his shoulders entering the final, with new high expectations of him from his home supporters after his amazing performance against Germany.
He was also the top scorer of his qualifying group, helping Italy to win their group undefeated. This was also his tenth goal for Italy, making him the second-youngest player after Giuseppe Meazza to achieve this tally.
Italy went on to win the match 4—3, which allowed them to participate in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup for the first time in their history.
Cesare Prandelli subsequently resigned as Italy manager. Under Italy's new manager Antonio Conte , Balotelli only received one call-up in November but was unable to make a single appearance for Italy due to injury.
After Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup , Balotelli was expected to be called up by caretaker manager Luigi Di Biagio   for Italy's March friendlies, after the replacement of Gian Piero Ventura.
However, Balotelli was officially omitted from the squad on 17 March On 19 May , Balotelli was called-up for the first time since November by newly appointed manager Roberto Mancini for Italy's May and June friendlies.
He was later substituted in the 58th minute for Andrea Belotti , who scored the second goal of the match in an eventual 2—1 victory.
Agile, quick, creative and powerful,   Balotelli is credited with pace, flair, physical strength, technical ability and an eye for goal.
His height, elevation and physique allow him to excel in the air, and he is capable of scoring with his head or with either foot, from both inside or outside the penalty area.
Despite his talent, he has been criticized by managers, teammates and the media for a perceived poor and immature attitude at times,      as well as his for his poor movement and work-rate,     inconsistency,  mentality,  and volatile temperament and arrogant behaviour on the pitch, which has often led him to pick up unnecessary bookings throughout his career.
Balotelli is nicknamed "Super Mario" after the Italian video game character Mario from the iconic Nintendo series. Mancini in April .
Mourinho recalls Balotelli's dismissal in October . Balotelli has been given a reputation by the media for being a difficult character and taking part in questionable and often amusing activities.
Balotelli has been the subject of numerous newspaper stories since joining Manchester City; some have been confirmed as true while others have turned out to be erroneous.
Within days of joining Manchester City, Balotelli was involved in a car crash. Mancini in April following Balotelli's dismissal against Arsenal .
Balotelli celebrated his goal against Manchester United in October by unveiling a shirt with the words, "Why always me?
The club launched an internal investigation. The image promoted anti-racism by telling others to be like the character, attributing him qualities stereotypically associated with different ethnicities, ending the idea that he "jumps like a black man and grabs coins like a jew".
In response to criticisms, he wrote, "My Mom is jewish so all of u shut up please. In , Balotelli featured in GQ , where he was named the second-best dressed man in the world behind British musician Tinie Tempah.
Balotelli is a fan of mixed martial arts and has said in the past he would love to compete in the sport professionally if he were not a footballer.
Balotelli no longer drinks alcohol. In July , Balotelli's former girlfriend Raffaella Fico claimed she was pregnant with his child,  while Balotelli responded by claiming he would only assume paternal responsibilities upon a positive paternity test.
In response, Balotelli threatened to take legal action against Fico to defend his reputation against what he considered false accusations.
On 28 September , Balotelli fathered a second child, a son named Lion, born to an unidentified woman. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For the song, see Mario Balotelli song. He's crazy — but I love him because he's a good guy. They are the best, they were great with me and I will always have a very special place in my heart for City, it's a great club with a great future.
We spoke for some time about lots of things. He was sad, and I was too. But it was a good conversation. I love Roberto, he has been very important for my career, and I will always thank him for having trust and faith in me.
There are different ways to help a guy like Mario. I don't speak with him every day, otherwise I would need a psychologist, but I speak with him because I don't want him to lose his quality.
If Mario is not one of the best players in the world it will be his fault, because he has everything. Mario can be one of the top players in Europe.
I don't want him to lose his talent. I remember one time when we went to play Kazan in the [—10] Champions League.
In that match I had all my strikers injured I was really in trouble and Mario was the only one. Mario got a yellow card in the 42nd [20th]  minute, so when I got to the dressing room at half-time I spend about 14 minutes of the 15 available speaking only to Mario.
I said to him: If we lose the ball no reaction. If someone provokes you, no reaction, if the referee makes a mistake, no reaction. I love him as a guy, as a player.
He's not a bad guy and [he] is a fantastic player. But, at this moment, I'm very sorry for him because he continues to lose his talent, his quality.
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