Mario Balotelli is an intriguing character. He is beloved by the press, divides opinion among supporters and is a one-man social media rumour machine. The enigmatic frontman had a far-from-average upbringing. He was born with a life-threatening medical condition to Ghanaian immigrants in Sicily and was raised by Italian foster parents in Brescia.
After making his senior debut at the age of 15, Balotelli has risen to become one of the elite forwards in world football,Fifa 15 Coins, guiding Italy to the final of UEFA EURO 2012 and scoring his first FIFA World Cup? goal in Brazil against England.
It is to the north-west of Inghilterra that the former Manchester City forward returns, this time to wear the red of Liverpool, after a successful spell with the Citizens was ended with an 18-month sojourn at AC Milan. As Balotelli prepares to make his Anfield bow, FIFA looks at the new Liverpool No45 in his own words, and through the voices of those who know him best.
"When I score, I don’t celebrate because I’m only doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?"
Balotelli on his occupation as a forward.