Mario Balotelli

Italian association football player

Mario Balotelli Barwuah[3][4] (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmaːrjo baloˈtɛlli]; Barwuah; born 12 August 1990) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Süper Lig club Adana Demirspor.

Mario Balotelli
Balotelli playing for Marseille in 2019.
Personal information
Full name Mario Balotelli Barwuah[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-12) 12 August 1990 (age 33)
Place of birth Palermo, Italy
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
Adana Demirspor
Number 99
Youth career
2001–2006 Lumezzane
2006–2007 Inter Milan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006 Lumezzane 2 (0)
2007–2010 Inter Milan 59 (20)
2010–2013 Manchester City 54 (20)
2013–2014 AC Milan 43 (26)
2014–2016 Liverpool 16 (1)
2015–2016AC Milan (loan) 20 (1)
2016–2019 Nice 61 (33)
2019 Marseille 15 (8)
2019–2020 Brescia 19 (5)
2020–2021 Monza 12 (5)
2021–2022 Adana Demirspor 33 (18)
2022–2023 Sion 18 (6)
2023– Adana Demirspor 1 (2)
National team
2008–2010 Italy U21 18 (7)
2010–2018 Italy 36 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 October 2023
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 September 2018

Career statistics change

Club change

As of match played 28 October 2023[5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lumezzane 2005–06 Serie C1 2 0 2 0
Inter Milan 2007–08 Serie A 11 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 15 7
2008–09 Serie A 22 8 2 0 6[c] 1 1[d] 1 31 10
2009–10 Serie A 26 9 5 1 8[c] 1 1[d] 0 40 11
Total 59 20 11 5 14 2 2 1 86 28
Manchester City 2010–11 Premier League 17 6 5 1 0 0 6[e] 3 28 10
2011–12 Premier League 23 13 0 0 2 1 6[f] 3 1[g] 0 32 17
2012–13 Premier League 14 1 1 0 1 1 4[c] 1 0 0 20 3
Total 54 20 6 1 3 2 16 7 1 0 80 30
AC Milan 2012–13 Serie A 13 12 0 0 13 12
2013–14 Serie A 30 14 1 1 10[c] 3 41 18
Total 43 26 1 1 10 3 54 30
Liverpool 2014–15 Premier League 16 1 4 0 3 1 5[h] 2 28 4
AC Milan (loan) 2015–16 Serie A 20 1 3 2 23 3
Nice 2016–17 Ligue 1 23 15 0 0 1 1 4[e] 1 28 17
2017–18 Ligue 1 28 18 0 0 1 1 9[i] 7 38 26
2018–19 Ligue 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 61 33 0 0 2 2 13 8 76 43
Marseille 2018–19 Ligue 1 15 8 0 0 0 0 15 8
Brescia 2019–20 Serie A 19 5 0 0 19 5
Monza 2020–21 Serie B 12 5 2[j] 1 14 6
Adana Demirspor 2021–22 Süper Lig 31 18 2 1 33 19
2022–23 Süper Lig 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 33 18 2 1 35 19
Sion 2022–23 Swiss Super League 18 6 1 0 19 6
Adana Demirspor 2023–24 Süper Lig 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 3
Career total 355 147 28 10 8 5 58 22 5 2 454 185
  1. Includes Coppa Italia, FA Cup, Turkish Cup and Swiss Cup
  2. Includes EFL Cup and Coupe de la Ligue
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appearance in Supercoppa Italiana
  5. 5.0 5.1 Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  6. Three appearances and two goals in UEFA Champions League, three appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  7. Appearance in FA Community Shield
  8. Three appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, two appearances and one goal in UEFA Europa League
  9. Two appearances and one goal in UEFA Champions League, five appearances and four goals in UEFA Europa League
  10. Appearances in Serie B promotion play-offs

International change

As of match played on 7 September 2018.[6][7]
Italy national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 2 0
2011 5 1
2012 9 4
2013 13 7
2014 4 1
2015
2016
2017
2018 3 1
Total 36 14

Honours change

Inter Milan

Manchester City

Italy

Individual

References change

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil List of Players" (PDF). fifa.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 June 2014. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. "Mario Balotelli". Brescia Calcio. Archived from the original on 2020-07-11. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  3. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil List of Players" (PDF). fifa.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 10 June 2014. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 210" [Official Communication No. 210] (PDF). legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 22 April 2016. p. 2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Mario Balotelli at Soccerway
  6. "Balotelli, Mario". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  7. FIGC (in Italian)
  8. "Mario Balotelli: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  9. "FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013: Italy". FIFA. Archived from the original on 26 June 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  10. Murrells, Katy (21 December 2010). "Mario Balotelli wins award – then has a dig at Wilshere, Fábregas and Rooney". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  11. "UEFA EURO 2012 Team of the Tournament". UEFA. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  12. Martins, Cláudia (28 January 2014). "Pirlo e Conte distinguidos em Itália" [Pirlo and Conte distinguished in Italy] (in Portuguese). zerozero. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  13. "FifPro announces reserve Teams of the Year – but Luis Suarez and Arjen Robben won't be laughing while Iker Casillas is somehow named the second best goalkeeper of 2013". Independent. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  14. "MARIO BALOTELLI, JOUEUR DU MOIS DE MARS !" (in French). UNFP. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.