Who doesn't love the controversial Liverpool striker?

If there's one thing we love at Top Corner, it's temperamental yet brilliant footballers, and there's no one we love more than Mario Balotelli! And guess what? Today is his 25th birthday! 

Sure, he may have flopped pretty badly at Liverpool, but the fiery Italian has given us plenty of brilliant, hilarious and shocking moments over the years. 

Thing is, which are his best? Well, fear not! We've got you covered with five of our favourite Super Mario moments – you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll be stunned!

 1. Why Always Me? 

Most things that happen in the Manchester derby are pretty memorable, but this from our Mario has become one of the most iconic Premier League images. 

2. THAT goal against Germany 

After brushing past England in the Euros back in 2012, Balo decided to make his mark against Germany with this stunning goal. 

3. Bibotelli 

Now, footballers aren't the sharpest tools but you'd think they'd be at least able to dress themselves... Mario had other plans and struggled to get a bib on! 

4. Penalty tantrum

Liverpool needed a goal big time in their Europa League game against Besiktas, so when they got a penalty and Steven Gerrard wasn't playing, there was only one man for the job. However, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson had other ideas. 

5. Milan stunner

Big Mario had a lovely ol' time in Milan – AC Milan that is, and this screamer against Bologna was definitely one of his highlights. 

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