More than ten Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Mario Balotelli’s Life. Mario Balotelli Barwuah was born on 12th August 1990 is a professional footballer mainly at the position of leading and attacking striker. On the club level, he has played from number of clubs including Ligue 1 club nice, Inter Milan and Manchester United. On the international level he represents Italy national team.
Earlier, he couldn’t play for Italy as he didn’t get his Italian citizenship and was still considered to be Ghanaian immigrant. Read also about 5 Cool and Interesting Fun Facts about Marco Reus’ Life. Let us share some cool and interesting facts about Mario Balotelli Barwuah.
Mario Balotelli Interesting Facts
- Italy’s top scorer in the UEFA European Championships
The most amazing fact about him is that, he has become Italy’s top goal scorer in the UEFA European Championships scoring 3 goals. He shares this honour with Antonio Cassano.
- Italy’s to goal scorer in the FIFA Confederation Cup
Another amazing fact about him is that, he is the top scorer from his national team Italy in the FIFA Confederation Cup scoring two goals. He shares this honour with Giuseppe Rossi and Daniele De Rossi.
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- Representing Italy
A strange fact about him is that, he was unable to join Italian national U15 and U17 squads because he was still perceived to be a Ghanaian immigrant but just five days before his 17th birthday he received his Italian nationality and he became eligible to represent Italy in international matches. He remarked it to be the greatest gift of his birthday.
- Nicknamed Super Mario
An interesting fact about him is that, he has been nicknamed as Super Mario after the character Mario of an Italian Video Game from iconic Nintendo Series.
- Personal fact about Mario Balotelli Barwuah
A sad personal fact about him is that, he was in relationship with Rafaella Fico which later ended. She claimed herself to be pregnant with Balotelli’s child. He first denied and later upon DNA test confirmation acknowledged paternity of his daughter. He then became engaged to his girlfriend Fanny Neguesha from Belgium but soon this relationship also ended. He was born to Ghanaian parents who came to Italy as immigrants. He was placed in foster care to Balotelli family. His foster parents are Silvia and Francesco Balotelli.
- Great love for Cars
An interesting fact about Mario Balotelli is that, he is fond of cars. He has a wide variety of expensive cars including Range Rover, Ferrari, Bentley Continental GT, Maerati GT and Audi. He is also a fan of mixed martial arts and has said publically that if he were not a footballer he would love to become a professional of martial arts. And it is important to mention here that he no longer drinks alcohol.
- Winner of second best dressed man
A cool fact about him is that, he is perceived as a fashion icon. Being featured in GQ he won the second best dressed men in the world. First position was taken by a British musician Tinie Tempah. He was also featured on the cover of Time Magazine’s November 2012 edition.
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- He is a wealthy footballer
Another cool fact about him is that, he is quite a rich footballer with net worth estimated to be US$40 million as of in January 2013. He also owns a very fabulous mansion in the United Kingdom worth £3 million.
- Honours and Titles at Club level
A cool fact about him is that, he has been quite impressive with his career statistics. While playing from Inter Milan he won 3 Serie A for the years 2007–08, 2008–09 and 2009–10, 1 Coppa Italia for the year 2009–10, 1 Supercoppa Italiana for the year 2008, 1 UEFA Champions League for the year 2009–10. Similarly, while playing from Manchester City he won 1 Premier League for the year 2011–12, 1 FA Cup for the year 2010–11, 1 FA Community Shield for the year 2012.
- Honours and Titles at International level
Another cool fact about Mario is that, he has been spectacular in his international career winning 1 UEFA European Football Championship Runner up for the year 2012, 1 FIFA Confederations Cup Third place for the year 2013.
More Mario Balotelli Facts
- Honours and Titles at Individual level
Another cool fact about Balotelli is that, he has been once the top goal scorer in Coppa Italia for the year 2007–08, once Golden Boy Award for the year 2010, once FA Cup Final Man of the Match for the year 2011, once UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament for the year 2012, once UEFA European Championship Co-Top Goal scorer for the year 2012 and once Serie A Team of the Year for the year 2012–13.