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Kevin-prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng ( ) (born 6 March 1987), is a German-born Ghanaian Professional sports Association football Association football, who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Boateng plays with Kevin-prince Boateng first name, Prince, on Kevin-prince Boateng shirt. Kevin-prince Boateng played nine games for Ghana national football team after appearing for Germany's Germany national youth football teams to their Germany national under-21 football teams; Kevin-prince Boateng retired from international football on 4 November 2011. Boateng has received praise from George Weah for Kevin-prince Boateng attributes and Dejan Savićević has branded Kevin-prince Boateng as one of Europe's best footballers.

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Kevin-Prince Boateng ( ) (born 6 March 1987), is a German-born Ghanaian Professional sports Association football Association football, who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club A.C. Milan. Boateng plays with Kevin-prince Boateng first name, Prince, on Kevin-prince Boateng shirt. Kevin-prince Boateng played nine games for Ghana national football team after appearing for Germany's Germany national youth football teams to their Germany national under-21 football teams; Kevin-prince Boateng retired from international football on 4 November 2011. Boateng has received praise from George Weah for Kevin-prince Boateng attributes and Dejan Savićević has branded Kevin-prince Boateng as one of Europe's best footballers.

Club career

Hertha BSC II and Hertha BSC

Boateng started Kevin-prince Boateng career with the youth club Reinickendorfer Füchse and was with Hertha from 1 July 1994, when Kevin-prince Boateng was just seven years old, to 31 July 2007.

2004–05 season
After emerging from the youth team set-up, Kevin-prince Boateng played for the reserves for two seasons. Kevin-prince Boateng was twice Sent_off Association_football during Kevin-prince Boateng term with the reserves and then won a call-up to the first team squad in the 2005–06 season.

2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons
Boateng made Kevin-prince Boateng first team debut against Eintracht Frankfurt in the second round of the 2005–06 Fußball-Bundesliga season, being brought on at the beginning of the Association_football Duration_and_tie-breaking_methods, Kevin-prince Boateng then impressed during the game, and was on the fringe of the first team from then on, despite barely being 18 years old at the time. Boateng continued Kevin-prince Boateng rise, and started Kevin-prince Boateng first Bundesliga match in the 2–2 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 14th round of the Bundesliga season.

Boateng stated that Kevin-prince Boateng identifies Pelé and Rivaldo as Kevin-prince Boateng role models, occasionally imitating the Brazilian duo with crowd-pleasing moments while Kevin-prince Boateng was with Hertha. Kevin-prince Boateng love of playing to the gallery would draw applause, but had also attracted a fair share of criticism too. The Germany Under-19 coach, Uli Stielike criticized Kevin-prince Boateng for it. Boateng has since cut down on those antics. Sport director Matthias Sammer and DFB coach Horst Hrubesch honored the talented player with the gold prize winner award and the €20,000 prize-money at the Stadtbauraum, Gelsenkirchen in Germany on 16 August 2006. Boateng also won the Bronze Medal Award in the Under-18 category in 2005.

Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund (loan)

Boateng signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur in July 2007, for a reported fee of £5.4 million. Kevin-prince Boateng played Kevin-prince Boateng first match in the Premier League on 3 November 2007, against Middlesbrough F.C.. With the departure of Tottenham manager Martin Jol, and the arrival of Juande Ramos and several high profile players, Boateng was pushed out of the first team and into the reserves. Boateng returned to the first team the following season under new coach Harry Redknapp before being Loan (sports) out during the List of English football transfers winter 2008–09 of 2009 to Borussia Dortmund for the remainder of the season. Boateng then returned to Tottenham at the end of the 2008–09 season. Kevin-prince Boateng last game for Tottenham came as a Substitute (association football) in the club's 5–1 win in the Football League Cup over Doncaster Rovers F.C. in August 2009.

Portsmouth

Boateng signed a three-year contract with Portsmouth F.C. in August 2009, for a fee of £4 million. Kevin-prince Boateng scored Kevin-prince Boateng first Portsmouth Goal (sport) in a 3–2 loss against Bolton Wanderers FC and was named Portsmouth's Player of the Month in September 2009.

With Portsmouth, Boateng reached the 2010 FA Cup Final, where they met Chelsea F.C.. In the 1–0 defeat Boateng Foul (association football) Michael Ballack, causing partially torn right ankle ligaments which ruled the Germany national football team captain out of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, which as a result was also the end of Ballack's international football career.
Boateng then had a Penalty kick saved by Goalkeeper (association football) Petr Čech in the 54th minute of the match. At end of the match Boateng apologized for the Sliding tackle on Ballack.

A.C. Milan

Boateng transferred to Italian Serie A club Genoa C.F.C on 17 August 2010, for €5.75 million, and immediately joined A.C. Milan on loan. However, as anticipated by Milan CEO Adriano Galliani, the contact was later switched from loan to Co-ownership (football), for €5.25 million (in cash plus player deal). As part of the contract, Giacomo Beretta moved to Genoa C.F.C., in co-ownership deal for €4 million.

Boateng made Kevin-prince Boateng competitive debut for Milan on 29 August 2010 in their 4–0 win against U.S. Lecce after coming on in the 75th minute. On 15 September 2010, Boateng made Kevin-prince Boateng debut in the UEFA Champions League for Milan in their 2–0 win against AJ Auxerre at the San Siro, coming on in the 15th minute for Massimo Ambrosini. Kevin-prince Boateng first goal for the club came in a 3–0 win against Brescia Calcio. In May 2011, Milan purchased full economic rights to Boateng from Genoa . On October 23 Kevin-prince Boateng scored three goals for Milan against Lecce in a comeback after going down 0-3 at half time. Milan won the match 4-3. On 23 November, Boateng scored a spectacular goal in a Champions League match against F.C. Barcelona at the San Siro. On 15 February, Boateng scored the opening goal in a 4–0 home win against Arsenal F.C. at San Siro in the Round of 16 of UEFA Champions League 2011-12.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin-Prince_Boateng

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