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Friday, December 19, 2014

Articles tagged: Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli walks on water for SI cover

Controversial soccer star Mario Balotelli is on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover, marking just the third time a non-American soccer player has appeared on the cover of the prestigious magazine. International icons Pele and Maradonna are the only others who have experienced the honor. The cover photo itself is phenomenal. Shot by Jeffery A. Salter…Read More

Mario Balotelli commissioned a statue of himself in his hometown

Mario Balotelli may be Mario Balotelli’s biggest fan, which is why it is no surprise to hear that he has commissioned a statue of himself to be built in his hometown of Brescia, Italy. But not just any statue — one of Balotelli striking his signature flexing pose after scoring a goal. “I received the…Read More

Mario Balotelli would be a UFC fighter if not a soccer player, because why not

In conjunction with the release of Manchester City’s new kits (soccer speak for “jerseys”), Umbro, the kits’ manufacturer, interviewed some of the Premier League champion’s players. And, because the folks at Umbro are no dummies, Mario Balotelli was one of those interviewed. The questions Balotelli was asked weren’t far off of ones you’d hear on…Read More

Mario Balotelli depicted as King Kong in Italian cartoon (Picture)

A cartoon image appearing in the Italian┬áLa Gazzetta dello Sport┬ápublication before Sunday’s Italy-England match at Euro 2012 depicted Italian soccer star Mario Balotelli as King Kong. The cartoon shows Balotelli hanging on England’s iconic Big Ben swatting soccer balls. It seems like the message is that Balotelli will help Italy destroy England in the match….Read More

Mario Balotelli muzzled by teammate after scoring goal

Mario Balotelli was muzzled by a teammate after scoring a goal to help Italy beat Ireland at Euro 2012 on Monday. Italy was up 1-0 when Balotelli scored an acrobatic goal in the 90th minute off a corner kick to put the game out of reach. After he scored, teammate Leonardo Bonucci ran over and…Read More

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