Mario Balotelli may be one of football’s biggest names – but his surname just got a bit bigger.
That’s because the Manchester City striker has decided to have both his family names on his shirt at Euro 2012.
Balotelli was born in Sicily as Mario Barwuah to parents of Ghanaian descent.
He took the name Balotelli from his foster parents in Brescia, who brought him up after he became ill as a toddler.
And UEFA’s official player list for the tournament shows that the 21-year-old forward has registered “Barwuah Balotelli” as his shirt name.
Source: The Sun