Mario Balotelli is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays as a striker for Swiss Super League club Sion. He also plays for the Italy National team.
Balotelli started his professional football career in 2005 at Lumezzane, before joining Inter Milan in 2007. He won the treble in 2010.
In his career, Mario Balotelli has played for some of the top European Clubs, like Ac Milan, Manchester City and Liverpool.
The striker was one of the most hyped youngsters of his generation but it all faded away somewhere in between injuries and down form.
Mario is also known for doing some crazy and hilarious things on and off the football pitch.
Jose Mourinho only spent two years working with the striker yet said he could write a 200-page book on their time together at Inter.
Roberto Mancini also said that he loves Balotelli like a son but even he admits that the striker is “crazy”.
As for Balotelli himself, he admits himself that he “sometimes does vety strange things”, which explains why there are so many stories about him.
From dressing up as a Santa Claus and handing out money to strangers in the centre of Manchester, to popping out to get an iron for his mother and coming back lorryload of toys instead. He is probably the definition of football maverick.
- 0.1 Balotelli threw a dart at a Man City youth team player
- 0.2 Balotelli crashed his car and police found £5,000 in cash
- 0.3 Balotelli drove a Ferrari around a go-kart track
- 0.4 Balotelli pulled up at a school to use the toilets
- 0.5 Balotelli set his own house on fire
- 1 Mansion in Cheshire Village
- 2 Mario Balotelli’s house worth £4.75m
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Balotelli threw a dart at a Man City youth team player
During his Manchester City days, Balotelli once threw a dart to one of the Youth players of the club.
Later in March 2011, the Premier League club launched an investigation into a report that Balotelli had thrown a dart in the direction of at least one youth team player at the club’s Carrington training academy.
He was punished for throwing darts at a youth played, he also had a number of fights with his other team-mates and was sent off four times in 17 months.
The forward would later admit to Sports Illustrated, “I was playing darts, yes, but I never threw darts at anyone.
Balotelli crashed his car and police found £5,000 in cash
Just days after joining City from Inter in August 2010, Balotelli crashed his Audi R8 on his way to his new club’s training ground.
Some reports claimed, that the police found the Italian in possession of £5,000 and that when asked why he had so much money on him, Balotelli replied, “Because I am rich.” However, that part of the tale has never been substantiated.
Balotelli drove a Ferrari around a go-kart track
After his incident with Manchester City, Ac Milan banned Super Mario from go-karting due to the risk of injury after he joined the club in 2013.
The attacker stopped driving go-karts but he didn’t stop going to the track.
Balotelli instead took a £200,000 Ferrari for a ride around the Pala K karting complex in Milan.
“It’s my go-kart track, so I could go inside in my own car,” Balotelli said by way of justification. “There were no problems.”
Balotelli pulled up at a school to use the toilets
At approximately 1:30pm on Thursday, January 12, during his City stint, Balotelli was driving in Manchester when he felt the call of nature. Consequently, he decided to promptly park his Bentley outside of Xaverian College, enter the canteen and politely ask if he could make use of their facilities.
“Then he went to the teachers’ staff room,” student Edward Gasson told the Manchester Evening News.
“After that he was just walking round the campus like he owned the place and everyone was following him around.
“I’m a City fan so it was amazing to see him but it was a bit ridiculous for him to come here – you would never expect it to happen.”
A spokesperson for the school, meanwhile, enthused: “Xaverian was delighted to receive a surprise visit from Mario. We weren’t able to enrol him on any courses but he is welcome back anytime.”
Sadly, there is no truth in the story that Balotelli once came to the aid of a young student who had skipped class in order to avoid a schoolyard bully.
Balotelli set his own house on fire
Former Manchester City boss Mancini praised Balotelli for an improvement in his behaviour on and off the field, admitting that he hoped the forward was “changing his mentality”.
But Mancini was too soon to judge Mario Balotelli, as just before 1:00am the following morning, two fire crews were called to Balotelli’s house to deal with what was described as “a significant fire” on the first floor.
According to several reports, police were also called, primarily to prevent Balotelli re-entering his home to salvage a quantity of money and a suitcase.
An official statement from the fire service department confirmed that the blaze – which was put out inside half an hour – had been caused by a firework.
Balotelli, though, has admitted that he and his friends were letting off fireworks but always insisted that they hadn’t been inside the bathroom and that the story had been blown out of proportion.
“It wasn’t like my house was on fire,” he told Sports Illustrated. “It was just the bathroom, because one firework went the wrong way.
“It took the curtain, and the curtain got on fire and the smoke went around the house. But we weren’t inside. We were outside with the fireworks.
“It took the towls, and the bathroom towels got caught on fire and the smoke went around the house. But we weren’t inside. We were outside with the fireworks.
Two fire crews using breathing apparatus put out the flames after being called to Balotelli’s house just before 1am on Saturday to deal with what has been described as “a substantial fire” on the first floor. The property, in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire, sustained serious fire and smoke damage, and the police were also called – in part to ensure Balotelli did not go back into the house.
Later, That day Balotelli bagged a brace in a thumping 6-1 win against Manchester United in the Old Trafford on the eve of the Manchester Derby. He celebrated it by revealing the t-shirt slogan ‘Why Always Me?’ underneath his City shirt.
The list is never ending but today we will be talking about all the properties and houses that Mario Balotelli owns.
Mansion in Cheshire Village
During his City days, Mario Balotelli used to live in a Lavish Mansion worth $3 Millions in the Cheshire Village, Alderley Edge.
He rented the four bedroom property with a $14 K-rent per month. Mario Balotelli House is in an elevated position on The Edge with panoramic views.
It was a stunning newly constructed residence with lounge-media suite, sitting room, living kitchen, master bedroom with en suite dressing room and bathroom, three further bedrooms, three further bathrooms.
Mario Balotelli House also had 4 car garage for Balotelli as he is known for being a wide spender, and have numerous automobiles, like Ferrari, Audi, Marseratti and even a camouflaged Bentley
The Mansion also has a indoor heated swimming pool, a room with a TV bigger than most people’s entire flats and a massive gym for the Italian to workout anytime.
Mario Balotelli’s house worth £4.75m
According to some reports, Mario Balotelli was in talks to buy a Lavish $4.75 Millions property called ‘Steppingstone’ in Chester, which comes complete with an indoor swimming pool, a private helipad and a 5-a-side football pitch.
It was during his time with Premier League club, Liverpool, that the news emerged of the Striker trying to buy the Mansion.
The property also come with multiple cars garage and a cinema room for Balotelli to relax.
The property tycoon behind the development, Steve O’Connor, rented an apartment to the Italian international during his playing stint at Manchester City. He’s denied that Balotelli has bought this house but it’s too mad not to take a look at.