Mario Balotelli is one of the biggest characters in the modern game and has come up with some brilliant quotes throughout his career so far. The Fan Park Crew has selected some of the best ones yet.
Ballotelli on his views on racism
“You can't delete racism. It's like a cigarette. You can't stop smoking if you don't want to, and you can't stop racism if people don't want to. But I'll do everything I can to help.”
Mario talking about his heratige
“Inside me I'm Ghanaian, and I'm proud to be African. But of course I'm Italian. I was born in Italy. I've never been to Africa in my life, but I will go one day.”
Balotelli airing his views on politics
"I don't follow politics; it doesn't interest me. So why should I vote?"
Super Mario said this during an interview building up to the Euro 2012 final
"I will invite Shakira to the final, so she can see what I do to her boyfriend (Gerard Pique)"
Jack Wilshire has always been projected as England’s Golden Boy, but Mario had the last say!
"Jack who? No, I don’t know him but the next time I play against Arsenal I will keep a close eye on him. Perhaps I can show him the Golden Boy trophy and remind him that I won it.’
Balotelli talking about what fuels him
“You speak bad of me, I score goals.”
The most famous Balotelli quote of them all – Mario tells the press why he doesn’t celebrate goals
"When I score, I don't celebrate because I'm only doing my job. When a postman delivers letters, does he celebrate?"
What is your favourite Balotelli moment or quote?