City Twitter: Blues share their favourite Balotelli moments on 7th anniversary of his signing

Seven years ago today, a young Mario Balotelli arrived at Manchester City for a reported fee of £24million, and it is safe to say that he had an eventful stay at the Etihad Stadium.

Sometimes infuriating, other times a joy to watch, Super Mario become a cult figure at City, and Roberto Mancini arguably got the best out of his fellow Italian in what has been a turbulent career.

Mario scored some crucial goals, including the famous opener at Old Trafford during the 6-1 massacre, where he revealed his iconic “WHY ALWAYS ME” t-shirt. That and his sole assist in blue, setting up Sergio Agüero for the most famous goal in Premier League history, mean he will never be forgotten.

We asked you fans on Twitter for your favourite memories of Mario and here are some replies…

Why Always Me?

A classic Mario moment was when he nonchalantly scored with his shoulder against Norwich

Mario wasn’t known for his playmaking, but his only assist at the club couldn’t have been more important

Mancini wasn’t happy at Mario’s infamous back heel moment, but fans had a laugh

Mario was quite the joker off the pitch

Classic Mario, trolling the entire United team

On the pitch, he had his moments of genius, and, well…

How would Mario and Pep work out?

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