Mario Ariel Bolatti is a professional football player from Argentina who plays as a midfielder in the centre of midfield. Bolatti was just 11-years old when he got picked to play for Club Atletico Belgrano, in the youth team, in 1996. For the next 7-years, Bolatti played as one of the key members of the youth academy before breaking into the first team in 2003.
From 2003 to 2007, he played over 85 games for the first team, scoring just once. From 2007 to 2009, Bolatti was signed by FC Porto but just 15 games later, was sent out to Club Atletico Huracan. Bolatti spent the entire 2009 season at Huracan, on loan, playing 36 games and scoring 5 goals. At the end of 2009, FC Porto decided to sell Bolatti to Fiorentina and after winning the 2007-08 Portuguese league title. He was also picked for the Argentina national team squad making his debut against Uruguay in a crucial 2010 World Cup qualifying game.
Bolatti’s goal in that game gave Argentina a 1-nil win and helped them qualify for the world cup. That has been his only goal for the national team in 9 appearances so far. At Fiorentina though, Bolatti never settled down. He played 22 games in the 2010-11 season and was sent back to South America, signing up with Internacional in Brazil.
Since moving to Internacional, Bolatti has been on the fringes of the first team, fighting for his place in the squad. He has already helped the team win the 2011 and 2012 Campeonato Gaucho titles as well as the 2011 Recopa Sudamericana title.