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Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng is a professional footballer who plays for the Bundesliga club Hertha BSC. Born in Germany, he formerly represented the Ghana national team.

06March
1987
Birth of Kevin-Prince Boateng
06 March 1987

Birth of Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng was born 6 March 1987

24June
2007
Club career
24 June 2007

Club career

Kevin-Prince Boateng began his club career at Reinickendorfer Füchse before signing for Hertha BSC, where he played for their reserve team before joining the first team. He then had stints at clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur, Portsmouth, AC Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, Barcelona (on loan), Fiorentina, Beşiktaş (on loan), Monza, and eventually returned to Hertha BSC in 2021.

24June
2010
International career
24 June 2010

International career

Kevin-Prince Boateng initially played for the Germany national youth teams before switching his allegiance to Ghana in 2010. He represented Ghana in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, where he scored a memorable goal against the United States in the round-of-16 match.

24June
2011
Retirement
24 June 2011

Retirement

Kevin-Prince Boateng retired from international football at the age of 24 in November 2011 due to travel fatigue but considered reversing his decision in September 2012, ultimately missing out on playing in both the 2012 and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

24February
2013
Anti-racism
24 February 2013

Anti-racism

In February 2013, Kevin-Prince Boateng became the first global ambassador for the FIFA anti-discrimination taskforce and worked with FIFA Vice-president Jeffrey Webb at FIFA headquarters. He presented solutions to FIFA President Sepp Blatter to combat racism in football and was also appointed as the United Nations ambassador for anti-racism, delivering a speech alongside UN human rights chief Navi Pillay at the United Nations Office at Geneva in March 2013.

24June
2014
2014 World Cup
24 June 2014

2014 World Cup

Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent home and suspended from the Ghana squad during the 2014 World Cup after allegedly verbally abusing the manager, leading to his exclusion from the final group match, and he criticized the Ghana Football Association for their organization during the tournament.

24June
2018
Music
24 June 2018

Music

Boateng, who is a fan of Michael Jackson, is known for his singing and dancing skills. He has performed a dance routine including the Moonwalk at Milan's San Siro stadium and sang live on television. In 2018, he released a rap song under the name PRIN$$ Boateng, and followed it up with a second single called "Bella Vita" in 2019.

24December
2020
Personal life
24 December 2020

Personal life

Kevin-Prince Boateng is the older half-brother of Jérôme Boateng and was previously married to Jenny. He got engaged to Melissa Satta in 2011, and they have a child together. They got married in 2016 but separated in December 2020. Boateng is multilingual and has family ties to Yaw Boateng Gyan, a former National Organizer.

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