Balotelli has scored 20 goals in Serie A in a little over 50 appearances for Inter and became the youngest player ever to score in the Champions League aged just 18 in November 2008.
Despite being born in Italy, due to his parents status as immigrants, Balotelli had to wait until he was 18 before applying for Italian citizenship. He declined invitations to play for Ghana so that he could represent the Azzurri when eligible.
Unfortunately, Balotelli is best known throughout Italy as the subject of racist abuse from Juventus fans. The club have been fined twice and even suffered a partial stadium closure due to the racial chanting that has marred Balotelli’s appearances at the Stadio Olimpico.
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