Mario Balotelli fills up World Cup sticker album with pictures of himself

Balotelli posted the image on his Facebook page. Credit: Facebook/Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli has filled up an entire World Cup sticker album with pictures of himself.

The enigmatic striker posted a picture of his collection - complete with 14 identical images of himself - on his Facebook page under the status: "WHY ALWAYS ME?".

Balotelli unveiled the "Why always me?" slogan during his time at Manchester City while celebrating a 6-1 win over rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in 2011.

The 'Why always me?' phrase has proved a hit among football fans. Credit: PA

The AC Milan star scored the winning goal in Italy's 2-1 victory against England on Saturday.

Balotelli was lauded for his performance in Manaus by the Italian media as the Azzurri took control of Group D.

A fan even immortalised the former City player in a water-melon sculpture.

Balotelli has received plenty of acclaim for his perfomance against England. Credit: Facebook/Mario Balotelli

It is not the first time the striker has admired his own footballing talents after he ordered a life-sized statue of himself following his multi-million pound move to AC Milan in January 2013.

Read: Highlights of Mario Balotelli's time in English football