Mario Balotelli looks down in FC Sion's training shirt.

Finally! Enjoys for the first time since his Zoff departure from Schalke Max Meyer being a star.

After moving to Switzerland Max Meyer even the biggest celebrity in the whole Super League. But this joy was short-lived.

Max Meyer: Of all people, he outstrips him

Instagram followers are a distinctive indicator of celebrity – also in football. That’s why Meyer should have been happy about it: After moving to FC Luzern, he became the most famous player in the league with 310,000 Insta fans.

He was once the star at Schalke. After that, it wasn’t just downhill from a sporting point of view. The 27-year-old has always been overshadowed by famous colleagues. Christian Benteke at Crystal Palace, Jonas Hector in Cologne, Mesut Özil and Luiz Gustavo at Fenerbahce…

Suddenly back in the star shadow

In Switzerland he was finally back in the limelight. But the joy was short-lived. Then a league competitor landed a coup that suddenly made the ex-Schalke appear like a little light again.


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On Deadline Day, FC Sion grabbed Mario Balotelli. The Italian is famous worldwide after a steep career, a steep crash and numerous scandals.

Balotelli with thirty times more followers

More people follow him on Instagram than all other Swiss Super League players combined. 10.5 million fans, thirty times as many as Max Meyer.

Mario Balotelli quickly outstripped Max Meyer. Photo: IMAGO/Geisser

For a week, the former FC Schalke 04 star was allowed to call himself the most famous professional in Switzerland. Then it was over again. But it is probably much more important to him: After a long downhill run, he is finally in demand and successful again in Lucerne.

Source: Derwesten

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