Mario Balotelli’s daughter Pia was born in Naples on Wednesday evening, as girlfriend Raffaella Fico gave birth.
The Manchester City and Italy striker is still in England, so was not there for the birth, but is believed to be jetting out as soon as possible.
The pair had a very stormy on and off relationship, but got back together recently.
Fico still lives in her hometown of Naples and gave birth there some time yesterday evening, naming the little girl Pia.
There are some reports she registered the baby with her own surname rather than Balotelli's.
She also gave an interview to an Italian magazine recently in which she said: "Mario, if you love our daughter, then marry me."