Balotelli started his professional football career in 2005 at Lumezzane, before joining Inter Milan in 2007.
Behind British musician Tinie Tempah, Balotelli was rated the second-best dressed man in the world in GQ’s 2012 issue. Additionally, Balotelli was featured on the cover of Time magazine’s November 2012 issue.
As a fan of mixed martial arts, Balotelli has previously expressed his desire to take up the sport professionally if he were not a football player.
Aside from expressing his soccer prowess on the pitch, Mario is a father and has a beautiful family. So, does he have children, and how many are his kids?
How many kids does Mario Balotelli have now?
Balotelli currently has two kids; a daughter named Pia Balotelli, 9, and a son named Lion Balotelli, 4, with two different women.
When Balotelli’s ex-girlfriend Raffaella Fico disclosed in July 2012 that she was expecting his kid, Balotelli responded by saying he would only take on paternal obligations after a paternity test came back positive. Pia, Fico’s child, was born on December 5, 2012.
Fico charged Balotelli with being “irresponsible” and “not interested” in her newborn daughter later in December 2012. In reaction, Balotelli promised to sue Fico in order to protect his reputation from what he believed to be baseless claims.
Following a positive DNA test in February 2014, Balotelli officially confirmed fathering his daughter Pia.
In 2013 and 2014, Balotelli had a love relationship with Fanny Neguesha, and the two eventually got engaged.
Balotelli fathered a second child on September 28, 2017, a son he named Lion who was born to Clelia Carleenn, an ex-girlfriend of the footballer.