- Balotelli welcomed new son Lion with girlfriend Clecia
- The three-weeks old child is Super Mario's second child
- Balotelli has revived his career since joining Nice last summer
- The striker has scored five goals in five starts this season
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has posted a first ever picture of his newborn son.
The Nice forward who has reignited his career since moving to France is in a relationship with girlfriend Clelia.
Reports in Italy claimed Clecia gave birth to his son named Lion in Zurich last month and the new born child is now three weeks old.
Balotelli posted a picture of his son lying on his bare chest on Instagram ans captioned the post father&son.
The 27-year-old scored 15 league goals last term and has five in five to start this campaign, despite the team struggling in the bottom half of the table.
In the Europa League, Nice are joint-top with Lazio after two games on six points in Group K and face the Italian side on Thursday, October 19.