Mauro Icardi is an Argentine professional footballer, serving as a striker for the Süper Lig club Galatasaray. Born on February 19, 1993, in Rosario, Argentina, he primarily operates as a striker and is presently associated with the club Inter Milan. His involvement with the national side dates back to 2012.
Age: 30 years
Height: 1.81 m
Weight: 75 kg
Full name: Mauro Emanuel Icardi Rivero
Born: 19 February 1993
Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
Spouse: Wanda Nara (m. 2014–2022)
Profession: Argentine footballer
Nationality: Argentine, Italian
Mauro Icardi’s parents are Juan Icardi and Analia Rivero. Juan Icardi was not only a professional butcher but also had a passion for managing restaurants in addition to his work in the butchering field.
Mauro Icardi has several siblings, including Ivana Icardi, Martina Hernández, Alessandro Hernandez, Aldana Icardi, Guido Icardi, Juan Jesús Icardi, and Franco Icardi.
Icardi tied the knot with Argentine media personality Wanda Nara. Nara had previously been married to Icardi’s former Sampdoria teammate Maxi López, but their relationship ended following the revelation of her involvement with Icardi. The divorce proceedings between Nara and López began in December 2013, and shortly after the divorce was finalized, Nara and Icardi got married on 27 May 2014 in a modest ceremony held in Buenos Aires.
The couple welcomed two daughters into their family: Francesca, born on 19 January 2015, and Isabella, born on 27 October 2016.
Icardi initiated his football journey in the youth teams of Vecindario and later progressed through La Masia, Barcelona’s youth system in La Liga, before making his professional debut with Serie A club Sampdoria in 2012. Following an impressive season, he transferred to Inter Milan in July 2013, evolving into one of Europe’s most prolific strikers. Icardi secured the Capocannoniere in the 2014–15 and 2017–18 seasons and assumed the captaincy of Inter in 2015 at the age of 22. A key player in Inter’s return to the UEFA Champions League after six years, he became the club’s eighth-highest goalscorer of all time. In 2019, Icardi joined Paris Saint-Germain on an initial one-year loan, contributing to a domestic treble before securing a permanent move for €50 million. Following a successful loan spell with Galatasaray, where he guided the team to a Süper Lig title, Icardi completed a permanent transfer in 2023 for a €10 million fee.
Icardi made his senior debut for the Argentine national team in October 2013. Although he played sparingly until 2018, he earned eight caps and scored once during this period.
Mauro Icardi’s Transfer
On July 28, 2023, Galatasaray officially announced Icardi’s arrival in Istanbul to finalize his permanent transfer to Turkey. The following day, on July 30, he inked a three-year contract with the club. According to the terms, Icardi’s annual salary was set at €6 million, and a €10 million transfer fee was paid to his former club, Paris Saint-Germain.
On August 23, Icardi marked a milestone in his career by scoring his 200th goal in 375 matches during a 3–2 away victory against Molde in the Champions League play-off round game. In a notable performance on October 3, he secured the winning goal against Manchester United with a 3–2 victory at Old Trafford in the Champions League group stage, marking Galatasaray’s first-ever win against an English side in an away match in the club’s history.
By October 21, 2023, Icardi surpassed Galatasaray legend Gheorghe Hagi, scoring 8 goals and becoming the foreign player with the most goals in derbies while wearing the Galatasaray jersey, with a total of 10 goals. Additionally, on October 24, 2023, he showcased his skill by scoring a brilliant Panenka penalty against Bayern Munich in a Champions League group stage match, even though Gala lost 1–3 at home.
Mauro Icardi’s Net Worth
Mauro Icardi has a net worth of $95 million.
Latest news about Mauro Icardi
Mauro Icardi’s ‘Black Eye’ Post After Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Sparks Controversy: Penalty Controversy Arises
Following the Fenerbahce vs. Galatasaray Turkey Super Lig game on Sunday, Mauro Icardi posted a picture with a black eye, sparking controversy. The Argentine striker allegedly suffered a punch during the 0-0 match, prompting his team to criticize officials for not awarding a penalty or card.
Both Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have issued statements in response. Galatasaray expressed frustration, stating, “Those who only want justice for themselves continued to manipulate Turkish football from every channel tonight! VAR room and 26 cameras cannot see, and we feel ashamed on their behalf. Those who brought Turkish football to this point will be ashamed.” In swift response, Fenerbahce accused their opponents of fabricating a victim story.
“Trying to create victimisation through the player hitting the goal post. We leave it to the discretion of the public,” the Super Lig table leaders said.
Edin Dzeko, captain for Fenerbahce, replied to Mauro Icardi’s black eye social media post. “Icardi hit the goal post with his head and they put him on Instagram and cry for the penalty… typical them. Embarassing,” the 37-year-old said.
Several social media users shared their versions of the story.
“Icardi was pushed into the post during his match vs Fenerbahce. The accident happened in the penalty box and a penalty wasn’t given. It’s so clear the refs always favour Fenerbahce,” a user said on X, platform formerly known as Twitter.
“As you can see, Icardi was punched in this position, but neither a red card nor a penalty was given,” another person said.