Kevin-Prince Boateng

Ghanaian association football player

Kevin-Prince Boateng (born 6 March 1987) is a German footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund of the Fußball-Bundesliga, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng in October 2011.
Personal information
Full name Kevin-Prince Boateng
Date of birth (1987-03-06) 6 March 1987 (age 37)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1994 Reinickendorfer Füchse
1994–1995 Hertha
1995–1996 Reinickendorfer Füchse
1996–2004 Hertha
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Hertha II 59 (11)
2005–2007 Hertha 53 (5)
2007–2009 Tottenham Hotspur 24 (0)
2009Borussia Dortmund (loan) 11 (0)
2009–2010 Portsmouth 27 (5)
2010–2011 Genoa 0 (0)
2010–2011AC Milan (loan) 34 (3)
2011–2013 AC Milan 66 (14)
2013–2015 Schalke 04 60 (7)
2016 AC Milan 14 (1)
2016–2017 Las Palmas 29 (10)
2017–2018 Eintracht Frankfurt 36 (6)
2018–2019 Sassuolo 15 (5)
2019Barcelona (loan) 4 (0)
2019–2020 Fiorentina 15 (1)
2020Beşiktaş (loan) 11 (3)
2020–2021 Monza 25 (5)
2021–2023 Hertha 38 (0)
Total 521 (76)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U19 12 (7)
2006 Germany U20 2 (0)
2006–2009 Germany U21 6 (0)
2010–2014 Ghana 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Internation change

Kevin-Prince Boateng has made several appearances for the German Under-16, Under-19 and Under-21 teams. On July 20, 2005, he scored a spectacular goal in a Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Under-19 Football Championship game against Greece in his side’s 3-0 victory. This goal was voted as the Goal of the Month by viewers of a popular German TV sports show. That year, he won Fritz Walter Bronze Medal as well as the Best German Young Player of the Year title. On July 27, 2006, Kevin-Prince Boateng was adjudged as the Fritz Walter Gold medal winner and the 2006 Best Young Player in Germany by a jury consisting of the German Football Association (DFB), Youth Coaches and Members of the DFB Board. As of 2008, he has won a total of five international caps for the German U-21 side.

His Career change

In 1994 Kevin-Prince Boateng began his professional football career with the German side Reinickendorfer Füchse’s youth team. On July 1, 1994 he moved to Hertha Berlin’s youth outfit and was soon promoted to the Hertha Berlin II side. During his stint with this team that lasted for two seasons, he made a total of 29 appearances and scored five goals to his credit. In the following year, Kevin-Prince Boateng was selected for Hertha Berlin’s first team, and he made his debut for it in a Round 2 game of the 2005-06 Bundesliga season against Eintracht Frankfurt in which he came in as a second-half substitute. His impressive performance at this game earned Kevin-Prince Boateng his first full debut for this club in a 2-2 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in Round 14 of the Bundesliga season. During his two-year tenure at this club, he played 43 games, scoring 4 goals. He is thought to be the world's biggest upcoming talent and showed that in the 2010 world cup held in South Africa. Kevin Prince lead Ghana to the quarterfinals only to be cheated by Uruguay.

From Hertha to Tottenham change

On July 31, 2007, Kevin-Prince Boateng signed with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for a fee, reportedly worth £4.5million. His first start in the Premier League came on November 3, 2007 in a game against Middlesbrough F.C. As of 2008, he has made a total of 13 appearances for this side.

His role Models change

Kevin-Prince Boateng considers the Brazilian football greats Pelé and Rivaldo as his role models in his sporting career as a kid too

References change

  1. "AC Milan official site". Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-09-01.