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Mauro Emanuel Icardi is an Argentinean professional football player who now plays as a striker for both the Italian football club “Internazionale” and the Argentine national football team. Since 2015, he has been the captain of “Internazionale.” At the age of 9, he began his football career with the Spanish team “Vecindario” and quickly established his talent by scoring more than 500 goals in the club’s various youth divisions. He had offers from a variety of teams, including “Real Madrid,” “Arsenal,” and “Liverpool.” In 2008, he formally joined “Barcelona.” In 2011, after nearly three years, he joined “Sampdoria.” In 2012, he began his senior career with “Sampdoria,” and in 2013, he joined “Internazionale.” He shared the “Capocannoniere” award with Luca Toni of “Hellas Verona” after both players finished the 2014–2015 Serie A season as the league’s leading scorers with 22 goals each. Icardi reached the 100-goal milestone in ‘Serie A’ in March 2018 and was named to the ‘Serie A Team of the Year’ in 2014–15. In October 2013, he earned his senior international debut with the Argentine national football team after joining the country’s “Under-20” team in 2012.

Early Childhood & Life

Icardi was born to Juan Icardi and Anala Rivero on February 19, 1993, in Rosario, Argentina. When he was 5 years old, he joined the youth soccer team “Sarratea” and started playing.

Due to the recession, his family left their home in the Canary Islands when he was 9 years old and moved to Spain. Icardi began playing football as a youngster with “Vecindario” while his father, Juan, worked in a restaurant.
He scored more than 500 goals in the club’s youth divisions between 2002 and 2008, which attracted the interest of numerous elite teams, scouts, and managers. He got offers from a number of clubs, including “Liverpool,” “Barcelona,” “Arsenal,” and “Real Madrid.”

He finally signed a contract with “Barcelona” in 2008 and was accepted into the “Under-17” squad. He was moved up to the “Under-19” team for the next season.

Career of Mauro Icardi

Unione Calcio Sampdoria, also known as “Sampdoria,” an Italian association football club, confirmed on January 11, 2011, that he had signed a loan agreement with them through the end of the 2010–2011 campaign. He played on loan for the club’s “Primavera” team for six months, scoring 13 goals in 19 appearances.

Icardi was purchased by “Sampdoria” in July 2011 for €400,000 and a three-year contract.
On May 12, 2012, “Sampdoria” defeated “Juve Stabia” 2-1 in his first-team debut. He scored his first goal as a professional in the same game.

On September 26, 2012, he played his first game in “Serie A” against “Roma.” On November 12 of that year, during the “Derby della Lanterna,” when Sampdoria defeated Genoa 3-1, he scored his first goal in a professional league match.

On January 6, 2013, his squad defeated “Juventus” 2-1 in the “Juventus Stadium,” which was the second time “Juventus” had lost there. He was responsible for both of the team’s goals.

On January 27, 2013, he stunned everyone with an incredible performance in his club’s game against “Pescara,” scoring four goals in a six-goal victory for “Sampdoria.” With this victory, the team left ‘Serie A”s relegation zone.
In 2013, he became a member of the professional Italian football team “Internazionale.” The transfer fee for the club’s 50% registration rights was €6.5 million as part of the agreement with “Sampdoria.” He made his official debut with Internazionale on August 25 of that year, during the team’s 2-0 victory over Genoa at home.

On September 14, 2013, he netted his first league goal for the team, which resulted in a 1-1 draw with “Juventus.”
In exchange for an additional €6.5 million, “Internazionale” went on to acquire full ownership of Icardi on June 10, 2014.

On August 20, 2014, Icardi made his European debut with Internazionale in a 3-0 victory over Stjarnan of Iceland in the first leg of the play-off round of the 2014–2015 “UEFA Europa League.” His first goal in Europe was also scored in the game.

On September 14, 2014, when ‘Internazionale’ defeated ‘Sassuolo’ 7-0, he recorded his second hat-trick in ‘Serie A.’ He and Luca Toni of “Hellas Verona” shared the title of top goal scorer in “Serie A” at the end of the 2014–2015 campaign. Icardi and Toni shared the title of “Capocannoniere” after scoring 22 goals each.

In the 2014–2015 season, he was a member of the “Serie A Team of the Year.” He signed a new four-year contract with “Internazionale” as the season was coming to a close.

In his debut game as captain of “Internazionale,” the team defeated “Atalanta,” winning the league. He assumed the position in 2015.

On November 22, 2015, he played for Internazionale in his 100th “Serie A” game, scoring a goal in his team’s 4-0 victory over “Frosinone Calcio.” He was listed as the 82nd-best footballer in the world in 2015 by the British newspaper “The Guardian.”

On April 9, 2016, in his 100th appearance for “Internazionale,” he scored his 50th “Serie A” goal in a game against “Frosinone,” which “Internazionale” won 1-0.

His contract with “Internazionale” was extended on October 7, 2016, till June 2021. A buy-out clause in the deal for €110 million was there. He was promised a salary of €4.5 million every season as well as a number of bonuses based on his performance, number of goals, and image rights.

He scored 14 goals, including numerous braces, and contributed 5 assists by the first half of the 2016–2017 season. With this, he outperformed established players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to become the most productive striker in the top 5 leagues. His outstanding performance in 2016 allowed him to climb 49 places in The Guardian’s global rating.

On October 15, 2017, he scored three goals in the “Derby della Madonnina,” where Internazionale defeated Milan 3-2. After Diego Milito’s accomplishment in May 2012, he was the first athlete to accomplish it since then.

On March 18, 2018, in his 180th “Serie A” game, he scored his 100th goal. He scored four goals in one game to help Internazionale defeat Sampdoria 5-0, bringing his career total to 103. Within the opening 14 minutes of the game, he scored his hat trick.

With the Argentinean “Under-20” football team, he made his youth international debut on August 14, 2012, in a friendly game against Germany. On August 19, of that same year, he scored his first goal against Japan.
His senior international career with the Argentinean national football team began in 2013, and on October 15 of the same year, he played in his debut game for the starting lineup against Uruguay in a “FIFA World Cup” qualifier.

Individual Life of Mauro Icardi

On May 27, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he wed Wanda Nara, an Argentine media figure and football agent. Francesca and Isabella, their two daughters, were born in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Maxi López, a former colleague of Icardi’s from “Sampdoria,” is divorced from Wanda. Icardi’s marriage to Wanda sparked a great deal of controversy and increased hostility in Argentina. After her relationship with Icardi was made public, Wanda’s marriage to López, with whom she had three boys, reportedly terminated in divorce.

In his autobiography, “Sempre Avanti” ( “Always Forward”), which was released on October 11, 2016, Icardi alienated a few “Internazionale” fans by describing an incident. He was made to remove the passage from the book, and “Internazionale” then punished him.

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A soccer player with a net worth of $90 million is Mauro Icardi. He was born in Argentina on February 19, 1993. One of the most well-known Argentina attackers with more than 500 goals is. His parents are Analia Rivero and John Icardi. He was so passionate about soccer that he only began playing at the age of 5. He was only nine years old when his family moved to Spain.