Kevin Prince Boateng is an international footballer with Ghanaian roots. He was, however, born in Germany. The footballer plays for Fiorentina, a Serie A club. He is famous for his midfield skills, but he occasionally plays forward. What makes him a world-class player is his footspeed, juggling tricks and strength. Top football sites have described him as a rare-breed with attributes such as speed, attacking prowess and killer instincts while playing appearing in the headlines of these publications.
Boateng is not new to international soccer. He has had his fair share of exposure in a number of international clubs and leagues. He has played for clubs in Italy, England, Germany and Spain. These countries have some of the most competitive leagues in the world, thus tend to attract top talent and reward their players handsomely. Due to the fact that he was born in Germany, Boateng went ahead to represent Germany youth during international soccer competition. However, at the senior level, Prince represented Ghana.
He flew Ghana's flag in 15 different competitions from 2010 to 2014 and scored two goals during this period. He also played for Ghana during the 2014 and 2010 Fifa world cup competitions. The talented player has more going on in his life than what you see on the screens. Learn all you need to know about him in the subsequent paragraphs.
Boateng short profile
- Full name: Kevin-Prince Boateng
- Date of birth: 6 March 1987
- Age: 32 years
- Place of birth: West Berlin, Germany
- Height: 1.86 m (6 ft 1 inch)
- Position: Midfielder, Forward
- Current team: Fiorentina
- Number: 10
Prince Boateng biography
Boateng biography is a story of an early bird who caught the worm. The international footballer started playing soccer at an early age. Back in 1994, while he was six, he began his career at the Reinickendorfer Füchse football club in Germany. He later signed with Hertha BSC at the age of seven, on July 1, 1994. This was where he built his football career by playing for the football club up until he turned 20 years old, in 2007. Before delving deep into his football career, let us learn a little bit about his personal life.
Boateng's age and height
Prince was born on March 6, 1987, which makes him 32 years old as of 2019. Six years after birth, the seasoned midfielder began honing his football skills. This involved intense physical training that also influenced how his body built. Currently, he has a height of 1.86 m, which serves him well on the field.
Kevin's parents and siblings
Prince was born to a Germany mother and a Ghanian father - Christine Rahn and Prince Boateng, sr. respectively. His siblings are Jerome, Avelina, and George. In childhood, Kevin was called 'The Ghetto Kid', since he came from neighborhood which Germans considered as former ghetto. He was also able to mingle easily with people from different nationalities, thus earning him more street credibility.
Even though their parents had split and the three siblings lived in different homes, Kevin and George always met up with their younger brother during weekends or holidays to play soccer. And as fate would have it, the three brothers started their careers in football and made a mark for themselves in their different capacities.
Kevin-Prince Boateng has had a rather bumpy relationship. He was married to Jennifer Boateng, whom he divorced. Before their split, the two love birds sired a child, Jermaine Prince - he looks as charming as his name. He later got engaged with a model from Italy, Melissa Satta, in the year 2011. Together, Melissa and Kevin had a child who they named Maddox Prince - he is equally good looking like his elder brother. Maddox was born in April 15, 2014. The two later wedded in June 25, 2016 at a site in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
Rumours surfaced that Mellisa and Kevin had split earlier this year. Recently online buzz sites claimed that the two had gotten over their issues and were busy working to rekindle the flames of their love. The two, who are active netizens have posted pictures that point towards a good relationship between them.
Kevin Prince Boateng career
Boateng has had a great career. He started humbly at Reinickendorfer Füchse where he had a short stint with the club before moving on to Hertha BSC. Here he began in Hertha BSC II and was later promoted to the first squad of the team for the season that ran between 2005 - 2006. He earned a number of medals while playing for Hertha BSC. He received the Fritz Walter Bronze Medal Award for the under 18 category back in the year 2005. He was later awarded, on July 27, 2006, Fritz Walter Gold Medal for the under-19 category.
In 2007, July to be precise, he signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur that would last four years. This contract was estimated to be worth £5.4 million. He was later taken to Borussia Dortmund on loan in 2009 for the rest of the season.
From Borussia Dortmund, Boateng was signed by Portsmouth in 2009 August for a total sum of £4 million. There, Kevin scored his first goal with the team when they played against Bolton Wanderers. From Portsmouth, Prince played for more teams before settling for his current team, Fiorentina. He played for Genoa and Milan, Schalke 04, Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, and Barcelona on loan. Kevin Prince Boateng Barcelona's stint made him the only man from Ghana to ever play for Barcelona.
Before playing in big leagues, he played in international games. He began with Germany, where he played for Germany national youth team. He later switched to an international senior career where he played for Ghana in 2006, 2010, and 2014 world cup.
Currently, Boateng plays for Fiorentina. Here, he plays his best roles. He is an attacking midfielder and occasionally switches to forward or winger. In the past, he has also been used as a false midfielder.
Kevin-Prince Boateng stats
Kevin has impressive stats, one which only a few players manage to create. According to transfermarkt, Prince has received a few yellow cards and no red card. Wikipedia, on the other hand, shows a clear career stat that includes the goals he has scored in the different clubs and games that he has played.
According to a celebritynetworth, Kevin earns a salary of $4 Million. Kevin Boateng net worth is approximated by $20 Million.
According to taddlr, Kevin has an Audi manufactured by Range Rover in his garage. It is estimated to have cost him $55,000.
Boateng's house was recently robbed of valuables worth €300,000. This is according to ghanaweb. Some of these valuables included Jewelry.
His Instagram page is awash with his picture as well as those of his wife and child.
Celebritynetworth estimates his net worth to be $20 Million. This is a tidy sum, one which makes it easy for him to afford the finer things in life.
Kevin Prince Boateng song
Apart from football, Kevin loves singing and dancing. He released a song featuring Ty Elliot. The song was released under a pseudo name Prin$$. The song is dubbed Bella Vita.
He also has a single dubbed King equally exciting as his collaboration.
Kevin Prince Boateng has proven to be good on the pitch as well good on set. His football skills are surely worth paying millions for. His rap game is also top-notch. He has represented Ghana on the world stage well, and the least Ghanaians can do, is to be thankful.
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