Any doubts about Mario Balotelli’s jump to international fame on and off the soccer pitch should be gone after he was photographed with celebrity icon Paris Hilton in Ibiza over the weekend.
The enigmatic Manchester City forward has a penchant for making news so it makes sense that he and “Paris the Heiress” would find each other in the world-renowned Amnesia nightclub on the Spanish island. The two posed for a picture together in the club famous for its foam parties.
Uncharacteristically, Balotelli shied away from the actual foam as he relaxed in the VIP section, while the adventurous Hilton got soaked. Balotelli was also seen at the beach on Ibiza accompanied by a cadre of beauties. Last week he was photographed with more babes and booze.
SuperMario is still on vacation while many of his club teammates are back in training ahead of the upcoming English Premier League season. Balotelli and other players who participated in this summer’s Euro 2012 tournament were given extended vacation after playing for their respective national teams.
The Italian international is close to reaching the international playboy status associated with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who, coincidentally, dated Balotelli’s former girlfriend Raffaella Fico and was rumored to have a dalliance with Hilton several years ago.