Boateng at the Berlinale in 2017.
|Full name||Jérôme Agyenim Boateng|
|Date of birth||3 September 1988|
|Place of birth||West Berlin|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|1994–2002||Tennis Borussia Berlin|
|2006–2007||Hertha BSC II||24||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:22, 21 January 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:53, 5 October 2017 (UTC)
Boateng's mother is German, his father was from Ghana. He began to play football at Tennis Borussia Berlin and came to the youth teams of Hertha BSC Berlin in 2002. On 31 January 2007 he had his first Bundesliga match against Hannover 96. His half-brother, Kevin-Prince Boateng, played also for Hertha BSC at that time.
Boateng was a member of the German Under-21 team who won the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in June 2009. On 10 October 2009, he had his first match in Germany's senior football team against Russia. There he had to leave the football field when he saw his second yellow card after 69 minutes.