36 Facts About Mauro Icardi


Mauro Emanuel Icardi Rivero is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a striker for Super Lig club Galatasaray, on loan from Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.


Three years later, Mauro Icardi was integral for Inter reaching a place in the UEFA Champions League, their first time in six years, as he became the club's eighth-highest goalscorer of all time.


In 2019, Mauro Icardi signed for Paris Saint-Germain on an initial one-year loan deal, where he won a domestic treble.


Mauro Icardi made his senior debut for Argentina in October 2013 but since has played sparingly.


Mauro Icardi was controversially left out of Argentina's final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Mauro Icardi was born in Rosario, Argentina and moved to Canary Islands when he was nine.


Mauro Icardi began his football career with Vecindario in Gran Canaria, and scored over 50 goals in their youth categories.


Barcelona won the race for Mauro Icardi, and signed with him until 2013.


Mauro Icardi was promoted to the U-19 team the following season before joining Sampdoria on loan in January 2011.


Mauro Icardi later stated that leaving Barcelona was not a bad decision, convinced that his decision to move on was the right one.


On 11 January 2011, Sampdoria confirmed Mauro Icardi had signed with the club on loan until the end of the season.


Mauro Icardi said that moving to Inter is a "dream come true", adding that he "had a lot of offers, but wanted only Inter".


On 14 February 2014, during the away match against Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Mauro Icardi returned in the field after four months and scored the winner after only ten minutes.


Mauro Icardi ended his first season with Nerazzurri with 23 matches in all competitions, including 22 in the league, scoring 9 goals in the process with an average of one goal in every 145 minutes.


Mauro Icardi was later criticized by Mancini for not celebrating.


One week later, in the Derby d'Italia match against Juventus, Mauro Icardi scored an equalizer in the 68th minute, and provided the Ivan Perisic goal ten minutes later, as Inter overturn the score again to beat the lifetime rivals for the first time in league since November 2012.


Mauro Icardi finished the first part of the season with 14 goals and 5 assists, being the most efficient striker in top 5 leagues, overtaking stars such Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.


Mauro Icardi became the first player to score a hat-trick in the Derby della Madonnina since Diego Milito in May 2012.


Mauro Icardi began the new season in slow form, failing to score in the opening six championship matches.


Mauro Icardi missed the away game against Bologna due to injury.


Mauro Icardi's strike was named Champions League Goal of the Week.


Mauro Icardi missed the first two matches of the season, which were against Lens and Marseille, due to having tested positive for COVID-19.


In October 2020, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel announced that Mauro Icardi had suffered an injury to the internal ligament of the knee.


Mauro Icardi was awarded the man of the match trophy.


Mauro Icardi made his debut for the Turkish side on 16 September 2022, against Konyaspor.


Mauro Icardi scored his first goal in a friendly game against Istanbulspor on 24 September 2022.


The tournament ended in conquest, as Mauro Icardi was the top scorer with three goals.


However, Inter did not release Mauro Icardi to participate in the Olympics.


On 19 May 2017, Mauro Icardi received his first call-up after more than three years by newly appointed coach Jorge Sampaoli for the friendlies against Brazil and Singapore in June.


In May 2018, Mauro Icardi was named in Argentina's preliminary 35-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.


Mauro Icardi's goal, scored after just 71 seconds, was the fourth quickest goal in Argentina history.


In May 2019, Mauro Icardi was included in Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni's preliminary 40-man squad for the 2019 Copa America.


Nara and Mauro Icardi subsequently married on 27 May 2014, not long after the divorce was finalised, at a small ceremony in Buenos Aires.


Mauro Icardi is of partial Italian origin through his paternal ancestors named Mauro Icardi from Piedmont and Da Mezan from Venice.


The book caused controversy as Mauro Icardi had described an incident which offended certain Inter fans, leading to a banner being displayed calling for Mauro Icardi to leave the club.


Mauro Icardi was fined by the club and was forced to remove such content from the book.