19 Facts About Mauro Icardi

1. Mauro Icardi began his footballing career at the youth teams of Vecindario and passed through La Masia, the youth system of La Liga club Barcelona, before moving to Serie A club Sampdoria to begin his professional career in 2012.

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

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

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

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

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

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7. 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.

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8. Mauro Icardi told the media that: "In ten matches I've received four chances to score, and I've taken three.

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9. On 7 October, Mauro Icardi signed a new contract extension with Inter until June 2021, with a buy-out clause of €110 million.

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

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

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

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13. On 2 September 2019, Mauro Icardi joined French club Paris Saint-Germain on a one-season loan deal with a €70 million option to buy.

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14. Mauro Icardi was awarded the man of the match trophy.

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

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16. 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.

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

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

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

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