Birth Name: Mario Barwuah
Place of Birth: Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Date of Birth: August 12, 1990
Mario Balotelli is an Italian football player.
Mario was born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, to Ghanaian parents. In 1993, after his own family was unable to pay for his health care needs, he was placed in foster care. He was raised by foster parents, an Italian couple, Silvia and Francesco Balotelli. He became an Italian national at the age of eighteen.
Silvia Balotelli’s mother was a German Jew from Wrocław, Silesia (now Poland), who lost all her relatives in the Holocaust. She married an Italian pilot and moved with him to Italy.